Congatec has introduced a Computer-on-Module for the entry-level of high-end embedded computing based on Intel’s latest Core i3-8100H processor platform. The board’s fast 16 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes make it suited for all new artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications requiring multiple GPUs for massive parallel processing.
The new conga-TS370 COM Express Basic Type 6 Computer-on-Module with quad-core Intel Core i3 8100H processor offers a 45 W TDP configurable to 35 W, supports 6 MB cache and provides up to 32 GB dual-channel DDR4 2400 memory. Compared to the preceding 7th generation of Intel Core processors, the improved memory bandwidth also helps to increase the graphics and GPGPU performance of the integrated new Intel UHD630 graphics, which additionally features an increased maximum dynamic frequency of up to 1.0 GHz for its 24 execution units. It supports up to three independent 4K displays with up to 60 Hz via DP 1.4, HDMI, eDP and LVDS.
Embedded system designers can now switch from eDP to LVDS purely by modifying the software without any hardware changes. The module further provides exceptionally high bandwidth I/Os including 4x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s), 8x USB 2.0 and 1x PEG and 8 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes for powerful system extensions including Intel Optane memory. All common Linux operating systems as well as the 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows 10 IoT are supported. Congatec’s personal integration support rounds off the feature set. Additionally, Congatec also offers an extensive range of accessories and comprehensive technical services, which simplify the integration of new modules into customer-specific solutions.
Newhaven Display has announced a new HDMI TFT module product line that greatly simplifies the process of connecting to the display. Rather than juggling an FPC ribbon cable with a middle-man controller board, you can connect an HDMI cable from your desired board or computer right into the TFT module. This makes it easy to interface with your display from the development and prototyping stages, all the way into final application production.
The ease-of-use of these new products follows through into touch panel integration as well. For both the resistive and capacitive (PCAP) touch panel options, USB-HID driver recognition is installed. Each of the touch panel modules are also each pre-calibrated in-house to the display they’re mounted on. This means that a simple USB to micro-USB cable just needs to be connected from your board with touch interaction output (such as Raspberry Pi) to the module and your touch interactivity is ready to go immediately.
The product line is made up of three 5″ TFT modules and nine 7″ TFT modules. The 5” versions all come with MVA technology (meaning exceptional 75° viewing at all angles) and your choice of capacitive, resistive or no touch panel. The 7” modules have the same selection of touch screen options, but also allow you to choose between standard, premium or sunlight readable TFT displays.
The boards that make up the new product line are Newhaven Displays’ own design and come with a number of features. On board DC power allows the display to perform at maximum capacity without worrying about a power supply bottleneck from elsewhere. The no-touch panel versions have just two simple connections required to get the module up and running, DC power and HDMI interface. The touch versions need an additional cable to utilize their touch functionality via USB-HID__three cables and you’re ready to go. The hardware is compatible with PC systems (Windows or Linux) as well as Single-Board-Computers (SBCs) like the RaspberryPi and BeagleBone.
The HDMI TFTs’ PCB boards also have four 3.5 mm mounting holes tooled right into the board itself–no bracket or casing required, just pop in any standard M3 screws. To ensure the highest quality and long-lasting performance, these modules use the reliable Texas Instruments TFP401A HDMI/DVI receiver and the TPS61165 LED driver.
On the boards, you’ll also find a switch for Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to control the brightness output from the display backlight. All hardware is completely open source and available as a useful reference point for any interested user.
The wait for HDMI compatibility is over. Today is the day to start designing your projects with Newhaven Display’s new HDMI TFT Modules. Stop limiting yourself to the hassles of FPC cables and clunky controllers, just grab an HDMI cable and your set up is complete. It’s Newhaven Display’s product quality fused with the reliability of HDMI interface.
Standard High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
FTDI Chip recently introduced a new series of USB 3.0 UVC class bridge ICs. The FT602 devices support streaming of video from HD camera equipment. Imaging systems that once could only deliver low-resolution material can now have improved video quality while still running at 60-fps frame rates.
The FT602 devices’ characteristics, benefits, and specs:
Improved performance while viewing captured imaging data via standard UVC-enabled hardware and common media player platforms
The PCIe-2602 is an SDI video/audio capture card that supports all SD/HD/3G-SDI signals and operates at six times the resolution of regular VGA connections. The card also provides video quality with lossless full color YUV 4:4:4 images for sharp, clean images.
The PCIe-2602 is well suited for medical imaging and intelligent video surveillance and analytics. With up to 12-bit pixel depth, the card provides extreme image clarity and smoother transitions from color-to-color enhance image detail to support critical medical imaging applications, including picture archiving and communication system (PACS) endoscopy and broadcasting.
The card’s features include low latency uncompressed video streaming, CPU offloading, and support for high-quality live viewing for video analytics of real-time image acquisition, as required in casino and defense environments. PCIe-2602 signals can be transmitted over 100 m when combined with a 75-Ω coaxial cable.
The PCIe-2602 is equipped with RS-485 and digital I/O. It accommodates external devices (e.g., PTZ cameras and sensors) and supports Windows 7/XP OSes. The card comes with ADLINK’s ViewCreator Pro utility to enable setup, configuration, testing, and system debugging without any software programming. All ADLINK drivers are compatible with Microsoft DirectShow.