Impulse launches the GENE-QM77 - The first 'Ivy Bridge' based Single Board Computer from AAEON Technology
Monday 04 June 2012
Impulse is pleased to announce the launch of the GENE-QM77 Single Board Computer; the first ‘Ivy Bridge’ based Single Board Computer from premium partner AAEON Technology. The feature packed GENE-QM77 supports the latest 3rd generation Intel Core ‘Ivy Bridge’ processors. The ‘Ivy Bridge’ processors host a number of industry leading features including Intel’s highly anticipated 22nm Tri-Gate Transistors, offering a higher level of performance and energy efficiency over previous generations to date.
The GENE-QM77 is based on the Intel QM77 chipset, which offers a number of key features found desirable in the industrial market. Combined with the on-processor memory controller, the GENE-QM77 is capable of supporting up to 8GB of high performance and energy efficient DDR3 SODIMM memory. Storage options include two high speed SATA 3.0 ports with RAID 0/1/5/10 support (QM77 chipset only) and a CFast socket.
AAEON offer a generous selection of I/O on the GENE-QM77, which consist of three RS-232 ports, one RS-232/422/485 port, six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two high performance Gigabit Ethernet ports, a parallel port, a Mini PCIe slot, a programmable 8-bit digital I/O interface and a Trust Platform Module.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
The GENE-QM77 is one of the first Industrial Single Board Computers on the market to feature USB 3.0, the third major revision of the USB standard which offers lightning fast transfer speeds that are up to ten times faster than USB 2.0. Utilising the power of USB 3.0 significantly reduces the time required for data transmission, helping to avoid bottle necks and data loss which high speed data collection.
Next Generation On-board Graphics
The latest Intel ‘Ivy Bridge’ processors feature a built-in graphics processor, providing everything you need for a smooth and seamless graphical user experience. This includes added support for graphical libraries such as DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1, OpenCL 1.1 and Direct Shader 5.0. It is also capable of high definition video playback and output video on up to three separate displays.
Utilising such a powerful graphics processor the GENE-QM77 includes a VGA port, a DVI port and two 24-bit dual channel LVDS interfaces and is capable of displaying video on up to three separate displays. These enhanced graphical capabilities make the GENE-QM77 an ideal platform for digital signage, information kiosks and graphical user interface applications.
Intel Active Management Technology 8.0
As part of the Intel QM77 chipset, the GENE-QM77 includes support for Intel Active Management Technology 8.0 (iAMT 8.0). Intel Active Management Technology allows hardware managers to monitor, update and upgrade the GENE-QM77 remotely, reducing the need for on-site visits and increases platform reliability.
On-board Trust Platform Module
The GENE-QM77 features an on-board Infineon SLB9635TT 1.2 Trust Platform Module (TPM). The nature of the Trust Platform Module is to ensure that information like keys, passwords and digital certificates are more secured from external software attacks and physical theft.
The Trust Platform Module provides the ability for a computing system to run applications more secured, allows secured remote access and perform electronic transactions and communications with a greater level of security.
The GENE-QM77 is compatible with the latest Microsoft Windows Embedded and Desktop Operating Systems including Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows 7 for Embedded Systems. For more information about our custom Windows Embedded imaging service please view our dedicated Microsoft Windows Embedded page.
For more information about the GENE-QM77, our board configuration and system integration services then please do not hesitate to get in contact with our technical account team on +44 (0)1782 337 800 or alternatively get in touch via our contact form.
Associated tags: Aaeon, Chipset, Digital, Digital Signage, Displays, DVI, Ethernet, GENE-QM77, Gigabit Ethernet, High Performance, I/O, Intel, LVDS, Monitor, Processor, RS-232, SATA, Single Board Computer, Software, USB, VGA
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