High-end electronics provide drivers and passengers with in-car navigation and entertainment and information delivered over a wireless network. In fact, many car buyers today care more about the infotainment technologies embedded in the dashboard than what’s under the hood. This phenomenon is requiring additional storage space for rich multimedia data and advanced software and applications and is driving an explosive growth of both volatile and nonvolatile memories. Embedded multimedia cards are helping meet this demand in today’s memory-hungry automotives.
The automotive market is moderately but steadily growing. Global car sales rose 6 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2012, despite the ongoing headwinds associated with the sovereign debt problems in Western Europe and some moderation in the pace of global economic activity. Global sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles are expected to grow from 78 million units in 2011 to more than 100 million units in 2018. In a recent study, Gartner confirmed that electronics are playing a major role in the advancement of automotive technology. Electronic content in cars has been steadily increasing since the first digital engine control modules were introduced in the ’80s.
Today, microelectronics enable advanced safety features, new information and entertainment services, and greater energy efficiency. The electric/electronic share of value added to a state-of-the-art vehicle is already at 40 percent for traditional, internal combustion engine cars and jumps as high as 75 percent for electric or hybrid electric vehicles. This trend will accelerate as advances in semiconductor technology continue to drive down the cost of various electronic modules and subsystems.
The competitive market for smart, connected devices is heating up, which requires OEMs to stay focused on differentiating their products and getting to market quickly. ARM-based building blocks are enabling OEMs to reallocate the resources needed to find, install, program, and troubleshoot drivers or debug hardware and concentrate instead on their core competencies. With prevalidated platforms that are fully configured and tested to deliver the required interoperability, compatibility, and functionality, OEMs can focus on application development and reuse existing application-specific software on a flexible hardware framework.
It is a dynamic time in the embedded market, as processors and software advancements are breaking down the barriers that once limited the implementation of various computing platforms. In conjunction with these advancements, embedded computing board and module suppliers are continually enhancing their platform portfolios to take advantage of the performance, interface, functionality, and power improvements available with next-generation processor architectures.
The AMB-QM77T1 is the newest Mini-ITX industrial mainboard from acrosser Technology that supports both of the 3rd and 2nd generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 mobile processor by Intel QM77 chipset and FCPGA 988 socket.
The Intel 3rd generation mobile processors supported by the AMB-QM77T1 features an integrated GPU, which is capable of supporting such graphical libraries as DirectX11, OpenGL4.0 and OpenCL1.1.
The key features of the AMB-QM77T1 include:
‧ Intel QM77 chipset
‧ FCPGA socket supports 3rd Generation Intel® Core(TM) i7/i5/i3 processors and Celeron
‧ 2* DDR3-1600/1333/1066 SO-DIMM up to 16GB
‧ Supports VGA/DVI-D/HDMI/LVDS displays
‧ Support 3 independent display
‧ Dual Intel PCI-E Gigabit LAN
‧ 8* USB 2.0, 4* USB 3.0, 3* COM, 3* SATA II, 2* SATA III
‧ 1* PCI-E x16, 1* Mini PCI-E, 1* CFast socket
‧ iAMT 8.0, TPM 1.2, Watchdog timer, Digital I/O Support VGA and DVI output
Choose our most popular family member and prepare to be thrilled by an automatic burst of speed whenever you need it for performance that adapts to you, thanks to Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. Plus, you’ll enjoy a rich visual experience with brilliant imagery, 3D visual support, and other enhancements from our built-in visuals.
All part of the amazing experience you get with the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor.
AMB-D255T1 can support dual displays via VGA, HDMI or LVDS. AMB-D255T1 has one MiniPCIe type expansion slot with SIM card socket for customer’s expansion. This expansion slot works with SATA and USB signals that can be equipped with mSATA storage module, Wi-Fi module, or 3G/4G telecommunication module.
acrosser designs AMB-D255T1 as the slim type with single layer I/O ports to make the board total height less than 20mm, with external AC/DC power adaptor which is very suitable for applications with limited space likes Digital Signage, POS or thin client system.
．Intel Atom D2550 1.86GHz
．1 x DDR3 SO-DIMM up to 4GB
．1 x VGA
．1 x HDMI
．1 x 24-bit LVDS
．6 x USB2.0
．4 x COM
．1 x GbE (Realtek RTL8105E)
．1 x PS/2 KB/MS
．1 x MiniPCIe slot
．1 x SATA with power connector