Small quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 computer runs Windows
One of the smallest embedded modules with four ARM Cortex-A9 cores is a available from Direct Insight.
The TRITON-TX6Q is a 68mm x 31mm module based on the Freescale i.MX6Q, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz.
Dedicated multimedia codecs offer 1080p video decode at 60fps, or encoding of two 720p streams.
Graphics acceleration is available via independent 3D and 2D engines, supporting OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1. Dual capacitive and resistive touch screen displays are supported, and the i.MX6Q offers dual LVDS as well as parallel RGB outputs.
Interface support includes PCI Express and SATA as well as two high speed OTG-capable USB 2.0 ports, dual camera and dual CAN interfaces.
TRITON-TX6Q comes initially with Linux 3.x, with Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Compact 2013 BSPs to follow in early 2013.
It has industrial temperature range of -40C to +85C.
The modules and development kits will be available from Direct Insight from early Q1 2013.
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