ICOP Technology Supports SMARC and Qseven

First Qseven and SMARC Computer-on-Modules from ICOP Technology to feature ultra low-power DMP Vortex DX2 SoC processors

Taipei, Taiwan / Frankfurt, Germany – Following the rapidly growing demand for small form factor system designs, ICOP Technology announces its support of both SGET (Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies e.V.) Computer-on-Module standards, Qseven and SMARC. The first two Computer-on-Modules are based on the x86 ultra low-power DMP Vortex DX2 SoC processors and will be officially launched at the Embedded World trade show in Nuremberg (Hall 1, Booth 1-117).  Within 2015, further DMP Vortex SoC processors are scheduled to become available on SMARC and Qseven modules.

ICOP Technology President and CEO of the European Headquarters, Yin-Chen Chou, explains the benefits of these new SMARC and Qseven Computer-on-Modules: “We see a strong trend towards small form factor system designs requiring a dedicated set of individually located I/O interfaces. Both QSeven and SMARC Computer-on-Modules deliver a sophisticated platform to meet this demand in a most efficient and highly cost effective manner. Due to the die-integrated crossbar switch, the DMP Vortex SoC processors on SMARC and Qseven Computer-on-Modules can deliver very flexible I/O connectivity in combination with scalable ultra-low-power x86 performance which to date is unique in the entire x86 market. Consequently, DMP Vortex processor technology is a perfect fit for both the long tail x86 deployments as well as all the new upcoming Internet of Things-connected ultra- low-power appliances requiring bandwidths and performance that are tailored to manage multiple smaller package-sized applications which generate an abundance of valuable Big Data.”

Engelbert Hörmannsdorfer, Chairman of the SGET e.V., welcomes ICOP Technology’s design initiative to make DMP Vortex processor technology available on SMARC and QSeven Computer-on-Modules: “By 2017, VDC predicts a CAGR of approximately 15% for the entire Computer-on-Module and COM carrier market. As SMARC and Qseven are the latest form factor standards in this area, here we expect to see a much higher CAGR within this period. ICOP Technology’s designs with DMP Vortex processor technology will make a valuable contribution to this growth and we envisage quite a few new application areas for this x86 processor performance class. Examples range from smart meters to smaller decentralized IoT data servers or edge devices which collect massive amounts of small data packages in the industrial fields and serve this to the industrial Internet of Thing clouds.”

New modules - the feature set at a glance

The new SMARC and Qseven modules from ICOP Technology fully comply with SGET specifications and are equipped with a soldered DMP Vortex86DX2 x86 System-on-Chip (SoC) with 800 MHz and 1 GB of DDR2 system memory. Designed for ultra low-power consumption, the new modules enable fanless and rugged designs in the extended temperature range from -20 °C up to +70 °C. Their integrated graphics support resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024 via VGA, LVDS and HDMI. Storage media can be connected via 1.5 Gbit/s SATA, SD and eMMC interfaces. Further interfaces include GbE LAN and USB 2.0. Customer-specific extensions can be implemented via PCIe x1, SPI, I²C, and GPIO. HD Audio rounds off the feature set. The new modules offer a comprehensive OS support including DOS, Embedded Linux, X-Linux, QNX, VxWorks, FreeBSD as well as Microsoft Windows CE 6.0, Embedded Compact 7, Windows XP Professional, Windows Embedded Standard (XPE) and POS Ready (WePOS).

About ICOP Technology

ICOP Technology, a member of DMP Group, was started in 1989 as an industrial controller design house and manufacturer. Influenced by the explosive growth of the industrial computer demand in early 1990, ICOP adopted x86 SoC (System-on-Chip) technology and built their reputation on offering solid embedded SBC (Single Board Computer) for the applications where small footprint, low power consumption, wide temperature range and product longevity are critical. With more than 25 years of experience, today ICOP offers an extensive range of standard SBCs, panel PCs, box PCs and robotic solutions, as well as individually developed and manufactured, customer-specific products as part of its ODM/OEM services. The company has manufacturing facilities in China and Taiwan and sales offices in major cities around the globe..





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