Catalyst Module

By Eurotech


The Catalyst Module from Eurotech Inc. leverages the processing power and multimedia capability of the Intel® Atom™ processor and Intel® System Controller Hub US15W (Intel® SCH US15W) to deliver a high-performance, low-power solution to the embedded market with processing speeds up to 1.6GHz. Measuring only 67 x 100 mm in size, the Catalyst Module consumes less than 3W of power and generates very low heat, eliminating the need for fans and heat sinks even with the most intensive of computations and processes. These qualities make the Catalyst Module especially attractive for enclosed, space-constrained devices with little ventilation where heat and power dissipation are critical.

The Catalyst Module offers a comprehensive list of multimedia capabilities. Dual independent displays support LVDS video up to 1366 x 768 and SDVO up to 1280 x 1024. Audio and video resolutions up to high definition, including Intel® High Definition Audio, and codecs for MPEG-4/2/1, H.264, and Div-X are also supported. Communication capabilities include 3 SD/ MMC slots, 8 USB 2.0 ports, dual PATA ports, Gigabit Ethernet, CAN, mini-PCI, and much more. Operating system choices include Windows® XP, XP Embedded, CE 6.0, Vista; Linux including Moblin, Ubuntu, and SuSE distributions; and other RTOS. The Catalyst Module offers industry-leading power management including advanced power control, ACPI power management, and system health and environmental monitors, resulting in significantly lower power consumption than other Intel Atom processor-based platforms.

Because the Catalyst Module unveils all features of the Intel® chipset, Eurotech can quickly and easily architect a custom solution to meet unique device needs. The two-card model offers complete flexibility through the carrier board, starting with either a standard version or a custom design to meet unique requirements for greater differentiation against the competition. This design offers OEMs the most flexibility in the market today to design unique Intel Atom processor-based solution while still meeting time-tomarket requirements.

Eurotech offers comprehensive Catalyst Module development systems which include a touch-screen LCD display, 80 GB hard drive mounted with choice of operating system, full range of I/O and connectors available on standard carrier board, and full technical support. The Catalyst Module is available now for use in a range of embedded applications in the automotive, industrial, military and aerospace, transportation, and other markets.

Catalyst Module Features and Benefits:

  • Small form factor board measuring 67 x 100 mm based on the Intel Atom processor at up to 1.6Ghz and Intel SCH US15W
  • Low power consumption (under 3W) and low heat dissipation for fanless applications with limited ventilation and thermal cooling
  • Comprehensive I/O and communication ports including gigabit Ethernet, up to two PATA disk drives and three SD/MMC cards, serial ports, I/O, USB 2.0, and much more
  • Multimedia capabilities including support for high definition video; codecs for MPEG-4, MPEG-2, and MPEG-1; dual independent displays; and Intel® High Definition A



Contact Information

Eurotech Inc.
10260 Old Columbia Road
Suite G
Columbia, MD 21046
1-888-941-2224 Telephone
1-301-490-4582 Fax