ARM-based SBC enables high-performance graphics

WinSystems engineers in Arlington, TX, are enabling high-performance graphics processing with their new line of Multi-core ARM Single Board Computers (SBCs) based on the Freescale i.MX6 family of Cortex-A9 multicore processors. ARM cores coupled with readily available software tools help military and industrial embedded system engineers balance increasing performance requirements with low power constraints. The SBC35-C398Q comes with single-core, dual-core, or quad-core processor options. The low-power 800 MHz SBC35-C398Q SBCs provide high-performance and a rich array of onboard I/O for embedded designs.

The new product family features the scalable Freescale i.MX 6 processors in the 3.5″ SBC format, 102 x 146 mm. The i.MX 6 processors make use of dedicated hardware accelerators to reach high-performance multimedia at low power consumption, while leaving the CPU core relatively free for performing other tasks. The video engines can drive three simultaneous display interfaces while still performing communications and control functions. The SBC35-C398 series also has the IO60 expansion connector to enable additional functionality. The specification supports I2C, SPI, TTL-UART, and PWM signals enabling stackable expansion via off-the-shelf 72 x 50 mm modules or application-specific designs.