Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Variscite has brains for tiny gadgets


A concept called System-on-Module (SoM) is fueling the march of gadgets that are constantly getting smaller and more powerful. An SoM is essentially a computer CPU and its communication components packed onto a wafer that’s just slightly bigger than a Triscuit.

The DART-MX6 from Variscite is just one recent example of how small yet powerful these little biscuits have become. The MX6 supports the NXP/Freescale i.MX6 quad and dual core Cortex-A9 processor.

The MX6 is also stocked with up to 1GB of low-power RAM, support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4, USB 2.0, camera inputs, audio in and out along with the ability to encode or decode 1080p video.

The demand for SoMs has increased along wit the expansion of smart and small devices and applications. SoMs are are being used drones, computer vision devices, robotics, Virtual Reality applications, and industrial machines that require Internet access.

For a closer look at the DART-MX6, check the specs and product details on the Variscite website.


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