Monday, March 4, 2024

Future Of Embedded Systems With Innovative System On Module

By Akanksha Sondhi Gaur

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From optimized energy consumption to high-speed interface support and unparalleled connectivity options, discover benefits that redefine operational efficiency and pave the way for future technological advancements.

With the rise in processing capabilities comes an expansion in the complexity and range of embedded system development. iWave unveils its new System on Module featuring the i.MX 8QuadMax/QuadPlus simplifies the intricacies prevalent in the design phase. The module amalgamates computing power with video and audio features. Equipped with the versatile applications processor, it facilitates sophisticated media handling, fortified domain segregation, and proficient vision processing. This makes it a choice for a myriad of applications, including but not limited to automotive entertainment systems, next-generation industrial interfaces and controls, home automation systems, and beyond.

Computing Power with Optimized Energy Consumption

It is powered by a scalable architecture featuring up to quad-core Cortex-A53 cores reaching 1.2GHz and a dual Cortex-A72 core reaching 1.6GHz. This setup ensures versatile computing, complemented by a Cortex-M4F core running at 264MHz for advanced system control without sacrificing energy efficiency. With capabilities like 4Kp60 H.265 video decoding for a seamless visual journey. The system, housing a versatile vision processing unit (VPU) and a high-performance 3D graphics unit, promises an enriched user experience. It has superior audio quality through the SAI/I2S audio interface, ensuring an auditory experience.

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High-Speed Interface Support, Advanced Security, and Extensive BSP Support

Effortless connectivity is achieved through the system’s support for high-speed interfaces, including Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0, facilitating quick and secure data transfers. The display options and vision functionalities further enhance its capabilities. Prioritizing security, it incorporates a secure boot and an Open Portable Trusted Execution Environment(OPTEE) to protect against unauthorized access. The platform supports a broad array of operating systems through an extensive Board Support Package (BSP), promoting adaptability across various applications.

Benefits encompass

Leveraging the processor, streamline the operations and boost efficiency by effortlessly integrating multiple systems into one versatile unit, facilitating the creation of various platforms that work harmoniously. This approach allows for developing independent Graphics processing unit (GPU) displays and functionalities through adept resource partitioning, fostering a more structured and efficient system setup and comprehensive security solutions to ensure a safe and reliable environment. With multi-display and multi-domain functionalities, enabling the development of up to 4x 1080p screens displaying independent content and optimizing performance by offloading real-time tasks through dual-core Cortex-M4F integration. The scalable platform stands as a vanguard in facilitating seamless machine interfaces, fostering advanced voice recognition, audio processing, and the development of sophisticated vision-based HMI systems, meeting the demands of contemporary applications.

Enhancing its multimedia support capacities, the i.MX 8 SoM integrates with u-Blox JODY-W3, facilitating compatibility with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1. This ensures broader area coverage per access point, allowing more simultaneous device connections. Moreover, it offers notable improvements, including a speed boost, 50% extended battery life, quadrupled network capacity, and doubled bandwidth compared to earlier Wi-Fi generations.

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