efus™A9 offers a fast “Time-to Market”. The form factor efus™ has a size of 47 x 62mm and is equipped with the common 230-Pin MXM2 edge connector (inexpensive, allowed in the industrial and automotive sector).
The efus™A9 is designed according to the „EasyLayout“ regulations, all signal lines on the base board can be routed to the connector without any crossing points (easy base board, good EMV values). The used i.MX6 Cortex-A9 CPU features are a high computing power, very good multimedia features (3D Graphic, 1080p Decoder 1080p, H.264 HP, ARMv7™, NEON and VFPv3) and a variety of interfaces.
The PCB surface of the can be extended laterally with wireless modules (WLAN, ZigBee, Z-Wave, EnOcean), without any change of layout of the CPU area.
We offer a project guarantee by our partner F&S, which is based on an “all from one hand” solution (Hard-, Software and Production), a good support and a long-term availability of 10 years of each efus™ type.
For solutions with Computer on Module (COM), which need a base board, a Single Board Computer (SBC) in an established form factor offers an alternative. The development of a base board is therefore unnecessary here, so costs are reduced and development time is shortened significantly (Time-To-Market).
armStone™ offers all common interfaces (via standard connectors or multi-pin connector). A display can easily be connected via a LVDS interface. Also, a further display/ screen interface via (e.g.) DVI is available. The PicoITX form factor is perfectly constructed for small, but powerful applications. With a size of 100 x 72 mm, this PicoITX form factor is suitable for compact devices, as well as for portable ones. All standard bushes are lead through the long side and therefore can be placed at the back of the body. armStone™ has a Single Supply of 5V. Depending on the CPU, the power consumption can only be a few Watt, making it possible to run the armStone™ without fan or cooling element.
For this reason, the armStone™ is always shipped with a pre-installed operating system. Certainly you have the possibility to install other existing kernel versions via WCE 6.0 R3/ WEC 7/2013, or to create own kernels.
At present, WCE 6.0/ R3, WEC 7/2013 (including Microsoft license) and Linux are available. Android and probably other OS will follow. Via Linux, a BSP and the Toolchain are available (Buildroot).