Avnet Integrated lancerer otte nye SMARC 2.1 moduler
Avnet Integrated understøtter den nye SMARC 2.1 specifikation med otte nye kompatible modulfamilier, der adresser forskellige performance-klasser (in english).Avnet Integrated underlines its leading role as a supplier of compact SMARC modules and supports the recently adopted SMARC specification Revision 2.1. A total of eight embedded module families from Avnet Integrated are currently compatible with SMARC 2.1.
The new SMARC 2.1 Specification for compact Computer-On-Modules (COMs) was adopted by the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET) at the end of March 2020. It is backward compatible with Revision 2.0, which means that the investments already made in an embedded development are safeguarded.
Revision 2.1 offers numerous additional, modern interface options for the edge environment and for visualization tasks. It is worth emphasizing the definition of SERDES signals as alternative to PCIeC and PCIeD. This means that up to four Ethernet ports can now be made available.
And because there are up to four modern MIPI CSI interfaces - two of which have been specified on optional extra connectors on the module - smart cameras can be connected quickly and easily. In order to improve the legibility of the specification and thus increase design security, all essential data for individual pins such as the pin number, I/O type, voltage level, the power domain to be used and the necessary termination on the module or carrier board have been linked to one another. In addition, a 'Sleep' Power Domain with very low power consumption was defined. This enables new applications for battery or solar powered systems.
Avnet Integrated’s extensive portfolio of high-performance SMARC 2.1 modules is developed in the company’s own design centers and manufactured in highly automated production facilities in Germany. In addition to hardware, Avnet Integrated provides complete design tools such as starter kits and board support packages (BSPs), as well as comprehensive services such as design-in support and carrier design review.