SECO Introduces solutions based on NXP i.MX 8 early access

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Friday, February 23, 2018 – 12:30

Arezzo (Italy), February 23, 2018

From February the 27th to the 1st of March, the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference, the foremost international fair for embedded systems, is coming back to the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre for the annual appointment with the embedded community.

SECO, a leading company in electronic embedded solutions, as well as a proud, longtime exhibitor at the fair, has put everything in place for showcasing the latest additions to its product range to the tens of thousands of visitors coming.

As a member of the exclusive i.MX 8 early development access program, SECO is delighted to present its innovative NXP-based solutions.

First and foremost, Q7-C25, a Qseven® Rel. 2.1 compliant module with the NXP i.MX 8M, the embodiment of SECO’s vision in the landscape of Qseven® next-generation embedded solutions. Thanks to the advanced security, the connectivity, and the multimedia capabilities provided, Q7-C25 is perfect in scenarios such as domotics, vending and digital signage.

With up to two independent displays, the board is capable of decoding 4Kp60 HEVC with High Dynamic Range (HDR), beside widely adopted cross-platform graphics APIs and frameworks for 3D hardware acceleration and a range of video compression standards. In terms of memory options, Q7-C25 features an eMMC 5.0 drive soldered-onboard, SD 4-bit interface and QSPI Flash, soldered as well. Nothing short as regards the processor: the board mounts a Cortex®-M4, ideal for real-time applications.

SECO makes three different versions of Q7-C25 available: i. MX 8M Dual, i. MX 8M Quad and i.MX QuadLite.

For those customers looking for even more power and broader connectivity options, Q7-C26 is the way. Three versions are available: i.MX 8Quad, i.MX 8QuadPlus and i.MX 8QuadMax. Like Q7-C25 (Quad model), Q7-C26 mounts four Cortex®-A53 cores up to 1.5GHz, but unlike Q7-C25 it also features the latest Cortex®-A72 processor, up to 2 cores. The board also provides advanced multimedia and many options concerning supported interfaces and connectivity. Q7-C26 is optimal for digital signage, infotainment, and vending machines. But thanks to all this power, neither it does shrink back from the most CPU-intensive fields of applications such as biomedical/medical devices, industrial automation, and computer vision.

The SM-C12 is a SMARC Rel. 2.0 compliant module with the NXP i.MX 8M Application Processors, and aims to be the standard solution for next-generation multimedia applications. It combines in a scalable format the multicore processing power offered by up to 4 Cortex®-A53 cores up to 1.5GHz with a general-purpose Cortex®-M4 microcontroller for real-time applications. The memory consists of a soldered-down LPDDR4-3200 memory, 32-bit interface, up to 4GB. Speaking of graphics, the board keeps its promises and it’s able to deliver, with an impressive 4K resolution at 60 FPS, which SM-C12 is able to support on up to two independent displays at the same time.

As in previous years, SECO will attend the event with two booths: SECO booth (Hall 1, Stand 441), hosting complete modular solutions and single board computers for the industrial domain, and SECO Lab (Hall 4, Stand 539), dedicated to open-source hardware SBCs of the UDOO product line and applications for makers, educators, and IoT designers.

SECO Introduces solutions based on NXP i.MX 8 early access