Featured Products January 17 - 28: SMARC Solutions

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Kathleen Conroy
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Featured Product Review 1/17 - 1/28: SMARC

SMARC solutions have been our focus on the WDL Systems homepage and social media for the last couple of weeks. SMARC modules are computer-on-modules that feature ultra-low-power ARM processors or extremely power-efficient Intel Atom® processors.

Many system developers prefer the modular benefits of using Computer-on-Modules and carrier boards. Because the SMARC form factor is an industry standard specification, SMARC modules can be interchanged and upgraded as processor requirements change. SMARC modules shine in applications that require extremely low energy consumption, a small foot-print, and operation under extreme conditions. They offer rich modern I/O, and ample video and network interfaces, making them ideal for multimedia and graphics intensive IoT applications.

We started off with SMARC modules that take advantage of the power-efficient Intel Atom® processors. 

ADLINK LEC-AL SMARC 2.0 modules feature the Intel Atom E3900 Series, Pentium® N4200, and Celeron® N3350 processors. It is perfect for low energy applications needing imaging capabilities. It supports up to 3 completely independent 4K UHD displays, provides Dual Channel LVDS and Gigabit Ethernet.

Kontron SMARC-SXAL and SMARC-SXAL4 modules leverage the Intel Atom E3900 series, Pentium N4200, and Celeron N3350 processors to deliver a low power high octane embedded module for IIoT applications. They offer state-of-the-art image processing & graphics capabilities!

TQ Systems TQMxE39S SMARC Modules boast the Intel Atom E3900 Series, Pentium® N4200, and Celeron® N3350 processors. The TQMxE39S series brings you robust modules with powerful compute performance, high-speed GbE, triple display support, PCIe, USB 3.0, and SATA for high communication bandwidth! 

Connect Tech SMARC 2.0 Carrier Boards allow you to instantly deploy your SMARC low power module for IoT/IIoT and multimedia applications. Take advantage of the integrated on-board capabilities of the SMARC 2.0 module with no in-house engineering needed! PC Type connectors: 2x HDMI, SATA, 2x MIPI CSI-2, 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 2x GbE, 2x miniPCI full sized slot. 

Our vendors offer a wide range of SMARC modules for ultra-low-power ARM processors.

To provide just a glimpse of the ARM offerings, we include the ADLINK LEC-PX30 in this round of featured products.

The LEC-PX30 SMARC Short Size Module from ADLINK features the Rockchip PX30 Quad Core ARM Cortex A35 Processor, up to 4GB DDR3L memory down and 32GB eMMC. The LEC-PX30 includes cryptography extensions for end-to-end IoT security, GPUL, MIPI DSI and LVDS Video support, MIPI CSI camera support, dual Ethernet, Audio, and CAN bus. 

Donnie has been threatening to write a longer blog post on SMARC, and when he does we will post it here! You can follow us on Social Media (use the links below) or check our homepage daily to see our Products of the Day.