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Qseven module for multimedia applications

Data Modul (Germany) introduced the in-house developed eDM-QMX6 Qseven module. Standard revision 1.2 is optimized for dedicated ARM-support with CAN and the I/O extension UART. On the reference-baseboard x86-based Qseven modules and the ARM-based module may run.

THE COMPUTER-ON-MODULE (COM) INCLUDES the Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex A9 processor family, scalable from one to four ARM-cores and a 3D-capable HD graphic-engine. It will be available in three processor configurations, from the 1-GHz i.MX6 Solo ARM Cortex A9 with 512 KiB of cache up to the 1,2-GHz i.MX6 Quad ARM Cortex A9 with 1-MiB cache. Such interfaces as CAN, eight USB, Gigabit Ethernet, SDIO, LPC, I2C, PCI Express 2.0, SATA 2.0, as well as sound are included. A mass storage up to 16 GiB (solid state drive, eMMC) for rugged applications is available.
The integrated graphic-core is suitable for multimedia applications with a video processor unit (VPU), 2D- and 3D graphics (GPU2D/3D), four shaders with up to 200 MT/s (million triangles/second) and a dual stream with 1080p/720p.
A graphical interface display port, HDMI and two 24-bit LVDS are onboard. Through LVDS it’s possible to drive panels with a resolution of up to 1920 x 1200 pixels. The panel/touch Interface DUI (Data Modul user interface connection) offers additionally the option to drive PCAP-touch-screens through the display port. It is also possible to drive a TFT and a touch-screen with one single standard cable. The module is equipped with the barebox-bootloader. Most attention was aimed on the graphic driver (video process unit and image process unit) for the Linux BSP based on the latest Linux Mainline kernel. The standard „test driver“ from Freescale is not used. Through the USB update concept, multiple TFTs can be configured in a plug-and-play manner. Update of boot loader, kernel and file system is possible. The device may be used by manufacturers of industrial devices with human machine interfaces (HMIs). The target markets are medical area, home automation, and infotainment. The company is a supplier for display and embedded technology focusing increasingly on the development of its own products.

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