Compact computing module offers strong processor and graphics performance

Review display Systems has introduced a new SMARC module from Kontron. The powerful but energy-saving SMARC-fA3399 module is based on the six-core Arm Rockchip RK3399K processor, which has a low Power dual-core Cortex-A72 and a quad-core Cortex-A53.

The module offers an ideal platform for the efficient development of computing intensive smart devices in non-critical applications such as digital signage, POS and POI. A fully integrated Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU gives high-performance 2D and 3D graphics capability. A broad range of displays can be readily connected by LVDS, DisplayPort and HDMI.

The device supports up to 8GB of integrated LPDDR4 SDRAM memory and up to 64GB of onboard eMMC 5.1 flash memory. Other integrated peripherals and interfaces include 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports and 3 x PCIe, 6 x USB 2.0 and 1 x USB 3.0.

The SMARC module provides great levels of versatility and can be specially configured depending on application necessities. Options for selecting memory and storage capacity, graphics output, PCIe configuration options and LAN controller options will alter the interfaces available at the SMARC2.1 connector pinout.

The robust modules provide a highly cost-effective, high-performance computing solution and complies with the new SMARC 2.1 module standard with compact external dimensions of 82mm (h) x 80mm (w). The module supports an extended commercial operating temperature range of -20C to +60C, which facilitates use in a broad range of application environments.