Advantech Announces New-generation RISC Single Board Computer with ARM-based Cortex(TM) -A8 Series Processor

New Advantech PCM-C3500 Single Board Computer Series with built-in Texas Instruments OMAP35 SoC addresses small-size and lower-power applications including industrial control and HMI
PCM C3500 2 (PresseBox) (Taipei, ) Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW), a global embedded computing leader providing embedded platform solutions, today revealed its development of a new, RISC-based, Single Board Computer using the latest Texas Instruments OMAP35 Series Processor. The PCM-C3500 with Cortex(TM) A8-based TI OMAP35 600 MHz high performance/application processor with mobile DDR supports OpenGL ES 1.1 & 2.0, OpenVG 1.0, and Direct 3D; PCM-C3500 video supports D1 resolution directly. Advantech PCM-C3500 series units are designed for low power consumption around 2W (3W maximum). These heatsink-free designs are ideal for various low-power applications in industrial control, HMI/kiosk, medical, and portable applications.

Small-size, Low-power, Heatsinkless Design

Advantech RISC SBCs help designers facilitate RISC system-level designs easily with less than 7W of total system power consumption for a RISC-based 5" or 7" panel PC. Reduced SBC size allows easy integration and implementation into customer designs.

Wide Working Temperature, by Design

Advantech RISC SBCs offer wide-range temperature support from -40~ 85? C. Quality and reliability are designed in from component specs on up, not merely implemented via a culling process. Advantech offers industrial-grade RISC computing solutions by providing guaranteed long product life-cycle-up to 7 years-to reduce maintenance costs and save on too-frequent upgrades.

Embedded Software Services - Seamless Hardware & Software Integration

In addition to supporting Windows® Embedded CE 6.0, Embedded Linux2.6 and Android (on a project-by-project basis), the PCM-C3500 Series supports Advantech's SUSIAccess, a set of software APIs that reduce project development effort, enhance hardware platform reliability, and shorten time to market. SUSIAccess also provides an easy upgrade path as functions are continuously added and improved.

Off-the-Shelf Evaluation Kit

The off-the-shelf evaluation kit provides a complete design environment with full technical documentation. In addition to the OS-ready platform, Advantech provides an application-oriented support package, complete with testing and evaluation capabilities, that minimizes development effort.

The evaluation kit includes: the OS-ready, RISC-based COM/SBC; the LCD kit (with LCD, touchscreen, etc.); test cables; power adaptor and accessory package; and a CD-ROM (with system upgrade/maintenance utilities, SDK, system test utility, user manual, and COM design guide).

We Are Experienced RISC-design Experts

Advantech's RISC computing roadmap continues to follow cutting-edge ARM-based architecture, from Cortex(TM) -A8 and Cortex(TM) -A9 to the latest Cortex(TM) -A15, all with complete product portfolios.

Way back at the beginning of the 21st century, Advantech had already started implementing RISC architecture in its Intel®, Cirrus, TI and Freescale solutions. From ARM9(TM) , ARM11(TM) , Cortex(TM) -A8, on up through Cortex(TM) -A9, and Cortex(TM) -A15, Advantech has continuously developed RISC-based industrial computing platforms.

Advantech also offers a complete selection of customized services to meet user needs. Starting with system specifications and product development, Advantech provides a high standard of services to a wide range of industries, including all phases of product planning, design, and production, as well as quality control and management systems.

The PCM-C3500 series was officially launched on the market in July; Advantech will start to showcase PCM-C3500 in upcoming tradeshows such as the Institute for Infocomm Research Infocomm & Media, IOT Seminar 2011, Singapore and EDN Asia Embedded Seminar 2011, Singapore. For more information please contact your local Advantech sales representative, or visit us at our product page: http://www.advantech.com/...

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