By Eurotech

With the Catalyst Module from Eurotech Inc., formally Applied Data Systems, embedded systems users no longer have to make a trade-off between processing capabilities and power consumption. The Catalyst Module, based on the Intel® Atom™ processor, offers a comprehensive set of features and operating system choices while maximizing the MIPS/milliWatt ratio.

Measuring only 67 x 100 mm in size, the Catalyst Module includes the following highlights:

  • Low power consumption and low heat generation
  • State-of-the-art multimedia capabilities including HD and dual display capabilities
  • High-end layout ensuring security and performance including on-board Trusted Platform Module
  • Modular design for flexibility and reduced time to market
  • Power management is a key benefit of the Catalyst Module which consumes less than 5W of power. Low heat generation means that fans and heat sinks are not necessary, even with the most intensive of computations and processes. Furthermore, the module comes with advanced power control, ACPI power management, and system health and environmental monitors to ensure optimized performance, no matter what the application.

    Multimedia capabilities include support for resolutions up to High Definition video and audio, with codecs for MPEG-4, MPEG-2, and MPEG- 1. Furthermore, with dual display capabilities, the Catalyst Module opens up possibilities for a range of multimedia applications.

    Flexibility and reduced time to market are also benefits of the Catalyst Module. Eurotech offers a broad range of operating systems including Microsoft Windows XP, Embedded XP, Vista, and CE; Linux operating systems; and targeted real-time operating systems (RTOS). With the Catalyst Module, OEM customers can bring Microsoft Windows applications down to a new low power level for portable, battery-operated devices.

    The modular design lets OEMs populate a carrier board according to specific application requirements. The carrier board can be used to support a comprehensive range of features including, but not limited to, gigabit Ethernet, up to two PATA disk drives and three SD/MMC cards, serial ports, I/O, and USB 2.0.

    In summary, the Catalyst Module lets OEM customers move quickly to benefit from the latest Intel embedded technology for high performance, low power applications, such as ruggedized handheld, multimedia, medical, point of service, and industrial designs. The two-card model gives customers flexibility in their personality board, starting with either a standard version or a custom design (by Eurotech, Inc or a third party) to meet unique requirements for greater differentiation against the competition.

    Eurotech Inc. is a global leader in the design, development, and production of application-ready embedded computer system. The company specializes in helping customers connect their applications to the latest available wireless, mobile and enabling technologies.

    Contact us today to learn how Eurotech Inc. can help meet your specific embedded needs with the Catalyst Module as a foundation for your high-performance, low-power application.


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