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Atom E3800 served up on SBC and Qseven module

May 5, 2014  |  Eric Brown
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Avalue announced a 3.5-inch SBC and a Qseven COM supporting the full range of Intel Atom E3800 SoCs and equipped with an extensive set of PC-style I/O.

Avalue is a bit late in announcing these new embedded boards based on Intel’s 22nm Atom E3800 system-on-chip, although being on Intel’s embedded roadmap, the SoCs will be good to go for several years. In addition to its 3.5-inch “ECM-BYT” single board computer and Qseven based “EQM-BYT” computer-on-module, the company’s E3800 announcement also includes an old-school, 5.25-inch “EBM-BYT,” which we’ll let you explore on your own. No Linux support is mentioned on any of these products, and the 3.5-inch ECM-BYT lists only Windows drivers, but it shouldn’t be difficult to run Linux on these new boards. Both devices are said to support fanless designs.



ECM-BYT SBC and EQM-BYT COM
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Further details on these two boards are provided below.

 
ECM-BYT single-board computer

Like Avalue’s AMD G-Series based ECM-KA, the ECM-BYT adheres to the popular 3.5-inch SBC form-factor, with slightly smaller dimensions than the ECM-KA at 5.75 x 4.0 inches. It supports the full range of Intel Atom E3800 SoCs, as well as Intel’s similarly 22nm Celeron J1900, a quad-core 2GHz SoC with a 2MB L2 cache, 688/854MHz Intel graphics, and a relatively high 10W TDP.



Avalue ECM-BYT, front and back
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Avalue doesn’t point to specific embedded applications for the ECM-BYT, but it appears to be a display-oriented SBC. It offers coastline HDMI and VGA ports, as well as a dual-channel LVDS interface, and supports simultaneous displays. It also offers a “built-in” touchscreen option.

The board supports up to 8GB of DDR3L RAM and provides a SATA interface and a CompactFlash Type I/II socket for SSDs. Coastline ports include a pair of gigabit Ethernet ports, an RS-232/422/485 COM port, and both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. Four more USB 2.0 and three more RS-232 connections are available internally. Other I/O includes 8-bit DIO, audio I/O and a Mini-PCIe slot.



ECM-BYT port detail
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Specifications listed for the ECM-BYT include:
  • Processor — Intel Atom E3800 SoCs or Intel Celeron J1900
  • Memory — Up to 8GB DDR3L 1066/1333 SDRAM via 204-pin SODIMM
  • Storage — CompactFlash Type I/II socket for SSD (optional support for InnoDisk CF-SATA); SATA 2.0 interface
  • Display:
    • VGA port at up to 2560 x 1600
    • HDMI port at up to 1920 x 1200
    • Dual-channel 18/24-bit LVDS at up to 1920 x 1080
    • Multiple display options: CRT + LVDS, HDMI + LVDS, CRT + HDMI
    • Optional built-in touchscreen (PenMount 6000 chipset) with 5-pin 2.0mm box header (selectable for 4/ 5Wire)
  • Networking — 2x gigabit Ethernet ports (Intel I211AT)
  • Other I/O:
    • USB — 1x USB 3.0 plus 1x USB 2.0 coastline ports; 4x additional USB 2.0 interfaces on headers
    • Serial — 1x RS-232/422/485 coastline port; 3x additional RS-232 interfaces on headers
    • Audio — mic-in, line-in, line-out (Realtek ALC892 with 5.1-Ch support)
    • GPIO — 4x in, 4x out
  • Expansion — Mini-PCIe slot with mSATA support
  • Other features — Watchdog; HW monitoring
  • Power — +12V ~ 26V AT/ATX; ACPI 3.0
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 60°C
  • Weight — 0.44 lb (0.2 kg)
  • Dimensions — 5.7 x 4.0 in. (146 x 101mm)

 
EQM-BYT computer-on-module

Avalue’s Qseven computer-on-module spin of the Atom E3800 appears to support all varieties, but not the related Celerons. The 70 x 70mm COM extends all of its interfaces via a standard 314-pin MXM Qseven 2.0 connector. Unlike the ECM-BYT, it offers an industrial temperature version in addition to commercial.




EQM-BYT Qseven module
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The EQM-BYT supports just half the RAM of the ECM-BYT, with up to 4GB DDR3L. An optional onboard solid state drive can range from 4GB to 64GB. Dual SATA ports are available on a connected baseboard, although it appears as if one of these may be optional if you go with the SSD.

I/O includes a USB 3.0 port and five USB 2.0 ports, among other interfaces. Three PCI-Express lanes are provided for expansion. A gigabit Ethernet controller is also available. All of the module’s I/O signals and power connections are accessed via its Qseven 314 edgecard fingers.

Specifications listed for the EQM-BYT include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom E3800 SoCs
  • Memory — Up to 4GB DDR3L 1066/1333 SDRAM
  • Storage:
    • Optional onboard SSD from 4GB to 64GB
    • SD/SDIO interface
    • 2x SATA interfaces (1x optional “If has SSD”)
  • Display:
    • HDMI at up to 1920 x 1200
    • Dual-channel 24-bit LVDS at up to 1920 x 1080
    • Multiple display support
  • Networking — gigabit Ethernet controller (Intel I211AT)
  • Other I/O:
    • USB 3.0
    • 5x USB 2.0 (2x from USB hub: SMSC)
    • LPC, SMBus, I2C, UART
    • Intel HD Audio
  • PCI Express — 3x PCIe x1 lanes
  • Other features — Watchdog; hardware monitoring
  • Power — +5V; ACPI 3.0
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 60°C or -40 to 85°C
  • Dimensions — 70 x 70mm (2.8 x 2.8 in.); Qseven form factor

 
Further information

No pricing or availability information was provided for the ECM-BYT or EQM-BYT, but judging from their product pages, the ECM-BYT is closer to release. More information may be found at Avalue’s ECM-BYT and EQM-BYT product pages.
 

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