ADLINK's SMARC module LEC-BT has ultra-small form factor - Embedded.com

ADLINK’s SMARC module LEC-BT has ultra-small form factor

ADLINK Technology, Inc. has introduced a new SMARC form factor computer-on-module (COM) running on Intel x86 processors. Using a single, dual, or quad core Intel Atom processor E3800 series system-on-chip (SoC) from 1.3 to 2.2 GHz with soldered memory up to 4GB DDR3L at 1066/1333 MHz including ECC, the ADLINK LEC-BT product delivers top-of-the-line performance in efficient power use that targets a new generation of mobile applications with industrial-grade stability and reliability.

The SMARC (Smart Mobility ARChitecture) is a versatile, ultra-small footprint COM defined predominantly by ADLINK and Kontron and approved by the SGET (Standardization Group for Embedded Technology) Consortium. SMARC is an open and global standard for new generation embedded applications featuring low power, low cost and high performance, taking advantages from both legacy x86 and ARM-based designs. Prior to the LEC-BT, ADLINK’s SMARC modules have been powered by ARM-based cores.

The ADLINK LEC-BT is a full size 82 mm x 80 mm module with onboard eMMC flash and ECC memory support. The low power design of SMARC (5 W to 10 W depending on number of cores and usage) allows for passive heat dissipation and enables smaller, quieter and cleaner systems. Although it is a small form factor, LEC-BT provides a variety of I/O interfaces for developing innovative new applications, including both legacy PC interfaces such as PCIe, SATA and HDMI, and modern ARM-like interfaces such as SPI, I2C and I2S. GbE is also provided for Ethernet connection, and other interfaces are included for a MIPI CSI compliant camera, USB2.0 and 3.0 (host and client), GPIO, and serial ports.

LEC-BT is designed for portable or small stationary systems, with application scenarios ranging from industrial automation, medical testing and measurement, to transportation and digital signage – particularly for systems requiring high graphic performance in mobile applications. The LEC-BT modules can operate in an extremely wide temperature range, from -40 to +85OoC, due to ADLINK’s proven Extreme Rugged technology.

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