This year Embedded World will be running from the 23rd to 25th of February in Nuremberg. For those who have already booked your trip the following is a taste of what you will see. For those who aren’t going, (myself included)…. well we just have to think happy thoughts.
Being a show targeted towards professional or industrial applications there are many boards at the show that slot into chassis and a lot that are really classified as just a “PC in a box”. For those seeking either standalone MCU or CPU boards or something with a litle more grunt, here’s a list of the newly released vendor products you’ll find sorted by hall to make your life easier.
I would also suggest getting the offical Embedded World 2016 smartphone app.
Hall 1 / 1-208
You will see the “TE0782 High-Performance Xilinx Zynq Z-7045 module” which is an industrial grade Xilinx Zynq-7045 board integrating a Xilinx XC7Z045-2FFG900I, dual-core ARM CortexA9, RTC, 2xUSB, 2xGbE, 1G DDR3 RAM, 4 GB eMMC, 16 GTX high-performance transceiver lanes, and 32 MB QSPI flash memory, plus additional items like onboard switch mode supply.
Hall 1 / 1-221
AXIOMTEK Deutschland GmbH have their eBOX626-853-FL with Intel® Celeron® N3150 quad-core CPU and integrated Intel® Gen 8 graphics. A single DDR3L SODIMM supporting up to 8GB memory. 2xGbE, 4xUART, PCIe, and HDMI/VGA are included running from 9 to 36V DC power supply.
Hall 1 / 1-234
Data Modul AG have a flat panel display embedded PC that can be used as basic building blocks. The eDM-COMB-BW6 can support 3 variants of CPU from Quad-Core Intel® Core™ and Xeon® processors, to Intel® Core™i5 and Intel® Core™i3 down to the low end Intel® Celeron® 2002E. All three models have run the Intel® HD GT1 to GT3e graphics display. Add on packages can enable I2C, UARTs, GPIOs, RTM, CAN, etc.
Hall 1 / 1-254
DMB Technics Deutschland GmbH have the byteENGINE AM437x which is a nice little compute module running the Sitara AM437x MCU by Texas Instruments clocked at 1GHz. This is an ARM Cortex-A9 compatible MCU. Comes with 1GB RAM, and 32GB eMMC flash and is capable of adding on boards via the PRUSS connector.
Hall 1 / 1-310
AAEON Technology GmbH have their COM-SKHB6 which runs the rather beefy i7/i5/i3 series of Intel CPUs. Comes with 2x SODIMM DDR4 sockets supporting up to 32GB RAM, GbE, single channel LVDS, HiDef audio, 4x SATA, 8x USB2.0, 4x USB3.0, 8x PCI-Express, 8x GPIO, SMBus, and I2C. Really, this one is for those wanting a lot of grunt and storage.
You can also look at the EMB-Q170A which is a mini-ITX running the Intel LGA1151 with 2x DDR4 SODIMM, (up to 32GB), DP, VGA, HDMI, (supporting 3 independently), GbE, 2x SATA, and PCIe.
Hall 1 / 1-406
If you’re looking for a completely packaged SBC, then Lanner Electronics Inc. has it for you with their Compact Embedded Box PC: LEC-7230L. This runs the Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core CPU with Intel HD graphics, VGA, HDMI, 2x 100Mbit ether, USB3.0, USB2.0, 2x UARTs, SIM card reader and mini PCIe all in a nice little box.
The LEC-2281 runs either an Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3 CPU with integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600, HDMI, VGA, DVI-D, 2x USB3.0, 4x USB2.0, PCIe and 2x 2.5″ HDD/SSD slots.
Hall 1 / 1-578
TQ-Systems GmbH have several boards. Starting with the TQMa335xL which runs the ARM Cortex A8 at 1GHz. This is the same module as the TQMa335x without connectors soldered on.
The TQMLS102xA runs the LS102xA dual Cortex A7 up to 2GHz, and has 3x GbE, 2x PCIe, and 1x USB with inbuilt QUICC security engine.
The TQMT1042 runs the quad core QorIQ™ T1042 at 1.4GHz with 4x PCIe, 2x USB2.0, 5x GbE, SPI, I2C, and IFC.
Hall 2 / 2-110
Fujitsu Technology Solutions have an industrial solution called the D3313-S with the AMD GX210HA SoC providing dual-channel LVDS, DP, and DVI.
But don’t go, also check out their other products.
The D3348-B runs either the Intel® Core™ i7, Intel® Xeon® E5-26xx or E5-15xx CPUs with PCIe, USB3.0, 10x SATA, and 2x GbE.
The D3402-B runs the Intel® H110 Express Chipset.
Hall 2 / 2-353
The rather dairy oriented company Vecow Co have a ECS-4000 which runs either an Intel® Core™ i7 or i5 CPUs with 2×2.5″ SSD/HDD slot, 2x SIM sockets, 4x UARTs, 6x USB, 16x DIOS, and 6x GbE with support for PoE+.
They also have their ECS-8000 model with the same specs as the ECS-4000, but runs the Intel® Core™ i7 Processor.
Hall 2 / 2-409
Shenzhen Yacoo Technology Co have an AMD based board loaded with APUs, the DS-2019. It comes with an AMD Kabini G-SOC Quad Core 2.0GHz CPU, single DDR3 SODIMM slot, (up to 8GB), AMD HD8200/8300/8400 graphics, LVDS, VGA, or HDMI output, (max 1920×1080), Realtek 8111E GbE, audio, USB, serial, 3.3v GPIO ports, SATA, and watchdog timer. All consuming 25W. If you want some graphics grunt, this is it.
Shenzhen Yacoo Technology Co also have the Broadwell Type10 Mini ComExpress Module CMS-563. This runs the Intel Broadwell U-series dual core CPU with 4GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD graphics, single channel LVDS, (1366×768), GbE, audio, NT6106 I/O controller, 6x USB2.0, 2x USB3.0, 2x TTL UARTs, GPIO port, and SATA. Power is via standard ATX.
Hall 2 / 2-459
Poslab Technology have the GPMB-CB1 mini-ITX carrier board which supports their SOMB-iMX6 module. Inbuilt wifi, I/O ports and runs off 24Vdc.
Hall 2 / 2-501
The S38-3857 product from Unicorn Computer Corp. can run either the Quad core E3845 and Dual core E3827 Intel CPUs and comes with 2x GbE, 2x UARTs, 1x USB3.0, 2x USB2.0, PCIe, mSATA, DVI, HDMI, VGA, and DP all running from 12-24V DC power supply.
Hall 2 / 2-646
Darveen Technology Ltd have their “Darveen Embedded Computer” which runs an Intel i5-4300U up to 2.9GHz, 12x UARTs (9x RS-232/422/485), 2xGbE, 4x USB3.0, DP, HDMI, 2.5” SATA HDD/SSD, 1x mSATA, 1x Mini PCIe. All running from 9-36 V DC power supply.
Hall 4A / 4A-110
AMCC Deutschland have the HeliX COM Express module which supports up to two 64bit Helix MCUs which are ARM8 compliant at up to 2GHz. It also has 1x 10GbE, GbE, PCIe, SATA, and multiple GPIOs.
Hall 4A / 4A-251
VIA Technologies have come out with the EPIA-E900 based on the VIA Eden® X4 CPU at 1.2GHz, 2x GbE, MXM connector, 2x USB3.0, 2x USB2.0, HDMI, and 2x UARTs.
Hall 4A / 4A-424
The GEA M6UL by ENGICAM runs the Freescale™ i.MX 6UltraLite MCU with a single ARM Cortex A-7 core at up to 528MHz.
The i.Core M6SX is based on the Freescale™ i.MX 6SoloX MCU with an ARM Cortex-A9 and ARM Cortex-M4 cores.
EMBUX Tech have the ICM-2010 based off the Freescale™ Cortex-A9 i.MX6 DualLite running at 1.0 GHz with onboard 1GB DDR3 RAM, LVDS, HDMI, GbE, 3x USB2.0, 2x UARTs, 1x CAN, PCIe, SD slot and EMBUX Xport all running off a single 5Vdc power supply.
Hall 4A / 4A-511
F&S Elektronik Systeme GmbH have the armStoneA9r2 ARM board. This board runs the i.MX 6Solo/DualLite/QuadPlus ARM Cortex-A9 MCUs with 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1GB SLC flash, 32GB eMMC, Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, camera interface, 4x USB2.0, 2x CAN, I2C, 2x SPI, Audio, SATA 5x UARTs, and PCIe. It is capable of driving 2 channel LVDS. Man, what a great board. Screaming graphics at such low power.
The efusA7UL also from F&S Elektronik Systeme GmbH. This is based on the i.MX6 MCU series running the Cortex A-7 core. Storage options are; up to 1GB SLC NAND flash, up to 32GB eMMC, and 2x SD card slots. It also comes with 1GB RAM, 100Mbit ether, Wifi, Bluetooth, 2xUARTs, USB2.0, 2xCAN, 2xI2C, 2xSPI, I2S audio. It is pin compatible with the efusA9 and efusA9X.
Hall 4 / 4-338
Embedded4You e.V. have the emBRICK product which I haven’t managed to find out much about except that it is based on the STM32 MCU. Let me know if you find out any information.
Hall 4 / 4-481
The AXEL ULite CPU Modul is a nice little SoC module board that runs the ARM Cortex A7 MPCore @ 528MHz with up to 512MB DDR3 RAM. Also comes with 100MBit ether, 8 UARTs, 2x USB OTG, 2x CAN, SD/MMC, 4x I2C, 4x SPI, and CSI output. This is a very very low powered board thanks to the MPCore.
Hall 4 / 4-546
EnSilica Limited have several modules to choose from: First up their eSi-ZM1 module with a dual core ARM Cortex A9, GbE, USB, I2C, SD card, and Xilinx Series-7 FPGA.
While you are there check out their MCUs:
The eSi-3260 – with inbuilt DSP extensions.
And the eSi-1650 designed for ultra low power and small footprint.
Hall 5 / 5-108
Antratek Electronics have their Arduino M0 Pro powered by the Atmel SAMD21 MCU. The board has an integrated debugger – Atmel’s own Embedded Debugger (EDBG) which is quite snazzy. Also comes with 256KB flash, and 32KB SRAM. It will run off 6 to 15V with buck converter dropping this to 3.3v and can run 7mA per GPIO pin.
Hall 5 / 5-190
Cortus have their development platform running their own APS multi-core CPUs. Features a Xilinx Spartan X76, JTAG, 100MBit ether, and Arduino Duo GPIO port. This one is for the serious FPGA developer.
Hall 5 / 5-420
The Mitac Computing Technology Corp have a new product called the “PD10BI MT” which runs the Intel Bay Trail J1900 CPU, dual channel DDR3L SODIMMS, (up to 8GB), VGA, LVDS, flat panel output, PCIe, audio, 7x USB2.0, 2x USB3.0, 3x SATA, 2x UARTs, and GbE.
While you are there also check out their other new products:
The PC E220.