COMPUTEX, Taipei, 4 June 2013 * * * congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, announces a complete Qseven support for easy integration of Freescale Semiconductor i.MX 6 series processors into ARM-based designs. In addition congatec offers a Qseven Starter Kit, expanded software support with Adeneo for Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7), Linux board support package (BSP) plus a congatec tablet PC demonstrator.
The main component of the design-in support is the conga-QMX6 Qseven COM. It comes equipped with the Freescale i.MX 6 series processor family based on ARM Cortex-A9 architecture which is scalable from 1 (i.MX 6Solo) to 4 (i.MX 6Quad) ARM cores and sports a sophisticated high-end, 3D-ready HD graphics interface. Commercial versions are running on a frequency of 1.0 GHz while industrial variants run at 800 MHz.
Thanks to a software partnership with Adeneo, the conga-QMX6 module supports an embedded Linux version, Android and Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7. WEC7 provides a 32-bit hard real-time operating system with Silverlight support, a customizable user interface, a new multimedia player, Internet Explorer with Flash 10.1 and a powerful development tool. In addition, it provides customized development and design tools for programmers; XAML and C++ can be used.
“Freescale’s outstanding embedded expertise plus scalability and long term availability of at least 10 years of the i.MX 6 series make these processors the perfect choice for ARM-based COMs. As a Freescale Connect Proven Partner and with Adeneo as a partner for Windows Embedded Compact, Android and embedded Linux developments on the i.MX processor architecture, we have perfect software support,” says congatec CEO Gerhard Edi.
To rapidly prototype embedded systems for ARM designs and to minimize the development costs, congatec also provides a complete Starter Kit comprising the conga-QMX6 module, the flexible Qseven evaluation carrier board conga-QEVAL and a matching 12V power adapter. With the supplied cable set, it takes just minutes to build a compact demo system. The conga-QEVAL is easy to integrate and offers multiple interfaces.
To show customers, how easy ARM integration can be when using standard congatec components, the company has designed a Qseven tablet PC demonstrator. The tablet demonstrator vividly illustrates the flexibility of modular programming and its ability to drastically reduce the design time and complexity of compact equipment, such as an industrial tablet PC.
Thanks to their compact size and extremely low power, Qseven embedded computer modules based on ARM architectures are an ideal solution for virtually any low-power or ultra mobile embedded PC application. First and great design wins already prove the success of the complete ARM on Qseven package for Freescale processors.