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SMARC Computer-On-Modules Integrate x86 Processor

SMARC Computer-On-Modules Integrate x86 Processor

Kontron’s latest Smart Mobility Architecture (SMARC) computer-on-modules (COMs) feature Intel’s Atom E3800 series processor. According to the company, it’s the first x86 system-on-a-chip (SoC) to become available on this low-profile COM form factor, measuring 82 by 50 mm. The SMARC s-XBTi COMs, compliant with the Standard Group for Embedded Technologies (SGeT) specification, incorporate up to 8 Gbytes of RAM, optional with error-correcting code (ECC). Despite their small size, the devices can accommodate up to a 64-Gbyte, on-board solid-state disk to store OS and application data. Their pin-out include three UARTs with complete function for GPS among others, and support for the MIPI-compliant serial camera interface (Mobile Industry Processor Interface Camera Serial Interface, or MIP CSI). Intel Gen 7 Graphics are carried out via HDMI 1.4 and LVDS (optional eDP) with up to 2500 by 1600 pixels and 60 Hz to the display. Other interfaces include one Gigabit Ethernet LAN via Intel’s Ethernet Controller I210, one USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0. Extensions can be implemented via two SDIO and three PCIe x1 lanes with 5 Gtransfers/s. Operating temperature ranges from ‒40 to +85°C, while power consumption ranges from 5 to 10 W.


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