Logic PD has announced what they claim to be the industry’s smallest embedded modules: the Torpedo System on Modules (SOM) based on Texas Instruments’ DM3730 DaVinci video processor and AM3703 Sitara ARM microprocessor. Logic PD’s newest Torpedo SOMs occupy less than one square inch yet offer the highest performance and lowest power consumption in the market, according to the company. The new SOMs speed product development and enable companies to further condense hardware space requirements while increasing overall system performance.
The DM3730 and AM3703 Torpedo SOMs are less than one square inch in size and provide PC-like speeds up to 1 GHz with long battery life. The new SOMs feature power consumption of less than 5 mW in suspend state. The ultra-compact SOMs are designed for applications in markets where space is at a premium, such as point-of-care medical devices, handheld radios, and mobile Internet devices.
The DM3730 SOM-LV and AM3703 SOM-LV are based on Texas Instruments’ DM3730 DaVinci video processor and AM3703 Sitara ARM microprocessor, and provide speeds up to 1 GHz and low power consumption. In a slightly larger form factor, Logic PD’s DM3730 SOM-LV offers on-board Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless radios, and a 10/100 Ethernet controller. The AM3703 SOM-LV provides a lower cost option that includes the Ethernet controller for network connectivity but no wireless features. The SOM-LV products are targeted for applications in the medical, point-of-sale, industrial and security markets, such as patient monitoring, bar code readers and CCTV cameras.
Logic PD provides Android, Linux and Windows CE board support packages (BSPs) for use with all versions of the DM3730 and AM3703 SOMs. These BSPs are designed, developed and tested using an ISO 13485 certified process to ensure quality and reduce risk. By maintaining footprint compatibility with Logic PD’s existing OMAP35x SOM product lines, the DM3730 and AM3703 SOMs extend the longevity of existing products through drop-in performance improvements while maintaining scalability to future technologies.
The AM3703 and DM3730 SOMs ease product development and reduce overall design complexity by removing the 0.4 mm package and memory routing issues many customers face. This provides customers the ability to bring fast, high-performance hardware and software to market sooner.
Wattson, a power measurement and performance monitoring application is now standard on all Logic PD Zoom Development Kits. Wattson delivers real-time graphical feedback and data logging capabilities without the need for external oscilloscopes and meters. Wattson enables customers to view power consumption and performance in real-time for the SOM as well as the full system to accelerate software development and appropriately size battery solutions for portable devices.
Logic PD is showcasing its newest SOM products this week at ESC Silicon Valley in booth #1944 and at Texas Instruments’ Technology Day, both in San Jose, and at the Del Mar Electronics & Design Show in Del Mar, Calif., in booth #118.
Pricing & Availability
Logic PD’s Zoom DM3730 Torpedo Development Kit and Zoom DM3730 SOM-LV Development Kit, including Wattson, a power measurement and performance monitoring application, will be available in June and July, respectively, through Logic PD distributors. The suggested retail price is $997. For SOM pricing and for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toni McConnel is Products Editor for Embedded.com. She can be reached at Toni@TechRite-Associates.com.