Congatec's tablet PC demonstration platform illustrates flexibility of modular programming
Qseven pad demonstration platform
Congatec has introduced a tablet PC technology demonstration platform designed to illustrate the flexibility of modular programming and its ability to reduce the design time and complexity of compact industrial equipment.
The Qseven pad demonstration platform is based on Congatec’s Qseven Conga-QMX6 module, which features Freescale’s latest I.MX6 processor, providing scalability from single-, dual- and quad-core processors in the same low-power form factor.
The demonstration platform also utilises Congatec’s SBM3 smart battery manager module to manage the complete power conversion, distribution and monitoring.
The platform runs an embedded Linux version. However, it is also capable of running other operating systems, such as Android or Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7).
- The Conga-QMX6 is said to deliver the low power and high performance needed in demanding applications and portable devices such as ruggedised tablet PCs.
- As many tablet PCs are now based on the Cortex-A9, a tablet PC featuring a Conga-QMX6 would have exactly the same performance as a full-custom design using the same, or similar, processor but with significantly less design cost and complexity.
- Most tablet PCs are still commonly developed using a full-custom approach, which introduces unnecessary complexity; the Qseven demonstration platform uses standard components, and further adaptations can be implemented easily by creating a customer-specific carrier board.
Congatec has introduced a Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7) version of its Conga-QMX6 Qseven module based on the Freescale I.MX6 ARM Cortex A9 processor. The module is targeted at manufacturers of mobile and ultra-mobile industrial devices, as well as medical, automotive and industrial automation applications.
Congatec has introduced the Qseven Mobility Kit, a complete starter package for the rapid prototyping of battery-powered embedded systems. The kit includes a Qseven carrier board, a 7in LVDS single-touch display with LED backlight, a battery manager, smart battery module and cable set.
Congatec has introduced Intel Celeron Dual-Core processors with third-generation Intel Core technology for the Conga-TS77 (type-six) and Conga-BS77 (type-two) COM Express modules.
Congatec’s enhanced third-generation Intel Core processor modules — available in three versions — are claimed to provide maximum graphics and processing power for both Type 2 and Type 6 pin-out.
Congatec, a manufacturer of embedded computer modules, has introduced a Qseven starter kit designed to enable developers to rapidly prototype embedded systems for ARM designs.