SECO: Intel Atom, Pentium and Celeron family of SoCs for low power designs

SECO will present the Intel Atom, Pentium and Celeron family of SoCs for low-power designs at electronica 2018. The solutions that will be presented are based on Qseven, embedded NUC, COM Express and SMARC form factors, all of which are very powerful when it comes to graphics and media capabilities.

In regards to the Qseven form factor, SECO will exhibit the Q7-B03, a Qseven Rel. 2.1 compliant module with the Intel Atom X Series, Intel Celeron J / N Series and Intel Pentium N Series processors. The module is the ideal solution for the customer who is looking for a product able to combine high graphics performance (4K HW video both decoding and encoding) with full functionality at extreme temperature and excellent power efficiency. In terms of memory, it features up to 8GB Dual-Channel DDR3L-1866 RAM onboard. It provides a lot of options in terms of video interfaces as well: the customer can choose between HDMI and DP++, as well as between eDP and Single/Dual channel 18/24 LVDS. Thanks to its wide connectivity, as well as the support for the most prevalent operating systems, it is also highly flexible. All things considered, it is a perfect fit for low-power embedded scenarios.

On the other hand, the SBC-B68-eNUC is a fully-fledged single-board computer, equipped with the Intel Atom X Series, Intel Celeron J / N Series and Intel Pentium N Series processors based on the embedded NUC form factor. It mounts a Quad Channel soldered down LPDDR4 memory, up to 8GB. In terms of mass storage, the SBC offers a vast array of options: M.2 SATA SSD slot, SATA 7p M connector as well as a microSD card slot and the possibility to add an onboard eMMC drive. Networking-wise, the board has everything covered: 2x Gbit LAN / Intel Gigabit Ethernet i21x family controller, M.2 WWAN slot for modems and, interestingly, an M.2 WLAN connectivity slot for Wi-Fi/BT. Regarding the video interfaces, the SBC presents 2x miniDP and 1x eDP. And joy of joys, it has a wide input voltage range.

Among the innovations, the COM Express COMe-C24-CT6 is a real powerhouse, with up to 8GB DDR3L memory on two SO-DIMM slots. Also available in the industrial temperature range, it delivers outstanding graphics performance through up to three independent displays at the same time in 4K resolution. Its HW decoding/encoding capabilities support several video compression standards, including HEVC (H. 265), H.264, MVC, VP8, VP9 and JPEG/MPEG formats. All in all, the computer-on-module is a particularly great combination of high-end graphics and low power design and, thereby, is the ideal match for low-power industrial applications.

Finally, the SM-B69 is SECO’s newest offer based on the SMARC form factor. The SM-B69 is a SMARC Rel. 2.0 compliant module with the Intel Atom X Series, Intel Celeron J / N Series and Intel Pentium N Series processors. Currently under development, it features up to 8GB LPDDR4 onboard. The Integrated Gen9-LP HD graphics controller with eighteen execution units, 4K HW decoding and encoding of HEVC (H.265), H. 264, as well as a plethora of other video interfaces, ensures exceptional graphics performance for up to three independent displays. In terms of networking, the module provides up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and an Intel I210 or I211 Controller (MAC + PHY) as well.

All of these models are able to drive up to three separate displays at once in 4K Ultra HD resolution, with up to fifteen simultaneous 1080p30 decode stream, industrial temperature range, and HW decoding and encoding.

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