Electronics & Computers

InHand SBCs Based on New Generation TI Processors

September 21, 2010

InHand Electronics announces a new product line, Apeiron, that offers the first third-party systems based on TI's DaVinci DM3730 and Sitara AM3703 processors.

BOSTON, MA -- InHand Electronics launches their new line of standard single board computers (SBC) based on Texas Instruments' (TI) DaVinci DM3730 video processor and Sitara AM3703 ARM microprocessors (MPUs). At 2.5 inches squared, their smallest standard system to date, the Apeiron line will offer the InHand Fury, based on TI's DaVinci DM3730 video processor, and Siren, based on TI's Sitara AM3703 MPU. Fury and Siren are the first production quality systems available, based on the newest evolution of TI's OMAP 35x generation of processors.

The full-function SBCs both offer 1 GHz of processing power and a wide range of peripherals including: microUSB, RS-232 serial port, three USB 2.0 Host ports, 256 MB DDR, 512 MB NAND Flash, microSD Slot/SDIO, expansion card connectors and GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi options. Fury adds dual core capabilities by combining the 1 GHz Cortex-A8 ARM MPU for advanced GUIs, with an 800 MHz TMS320C64X+ DSP (for advanced multimedia and signal processing including 720p video), and a PowerVR SGX 3D graphics accelerator for advanced, high-powered graphics. The Apeiron line, available Fall 2010, focuses on general purpose military, medical and industrial applications with a need for small size and low power. The new product line also includes an off-the-shelf expansion board, Muse, offering additional peripherals for quick and easy expandability.

"InHand's collaboration with TI has lead to a revolutionary and cutting edge SBC," stated Juan Gonzales, DaVinci video processors marketing manager, Texas Instruments. "The small size of Fury and Siren with their expansive list of peripherals, low-power excellence and full board support package combines with TI's long-standing focus on low-power, multimedia performance, and an expansive embedded processor portfolio to create an incredible opportunity for OEMs to easily create a great handheld, wireless device utilizing a technologically advanced embedded processor."

"We are excited to launch our smallest sized standard SBC with the speed and versatility of this new line to our customers," stated Dan Rowland, VPof marketing for InHand Electronics. "With our expertise in low-power and high-performance products, we are thrilled to offer a general purpose line with high-powered graphics and video capabilities. This pairing generates a solid foundation of endless possibilities for customers to create faster, smaller and more powerful handheld devices with the graphics and multimedia capabilities end users have grown accustom to. This tiny and powerful advanced ARM-based solution will lead the way for the ultra-mobile devices of the future."

The Fury system will demo at InHand's booth, #1109, during the Embedded Systems Conference expo in Boston (Sept 21 & 22).

About InHand Electronics
InHand Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of low-power embedded systems to Original Equipment Manufacturers. Every InHand system includes BatterySmart, InHand's patented run-time power management suite for battery-operated handheld and wireless devices, such as UMPCs, PDAs, wearable computers, industrial computers, and smart sensors. The company's products are used in a variety of industries, including military, healthcare, entertainment, and instrumentation. InHand's FireFly, Apeiron, Fingertip and BatterySmart products are built on industry-leading technologies, such as Intel's Atom and Texas Instruments DaVinci and Sitara and Marvell PXA processors, and Linux, Android and Microsoft's Windows CE, Mobile and Windows Embedded operating systems. InHand is an ITAR registered company and its products are made in the USA. The company's headquarters are located along the I-270 Technology Corridor in Rockville, MD.

About the Texas Instruments Developer Network
InHand Electronics, Inc. is a member of the TI Developer Network, a community of respected, well-established companies offering products and services based on TI analog and digital technology. The Network provides a broad range of end-equipment solutions, embedded software, System on Modules, Single Board Computers, engineering services and development tools that help customers accelerate innovation to make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun.

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