CompuLab, represented in Australia by Allied Data Systems , have introduced the CM-X300, a new Computer-on-Module based on Marvell's PXA300 processor.
The CM-X300's architecture addresses embedded applications requiring a combination of wireless connectivity, low power consumption and mid-range processing and graphics performance.
The CM-X300 is a suitable selection for hand-held and mobile appliances, as well as applications such as point-of-sale, gaming and entertainment machines and info-terminals. The CM-X300 is smaller, less expensive and has a better set of features.
The CM-X300 combines a PXA300 CPU with graphics controller, 128Mb of DDR memory, 512Mb Flash Disk with power-fail protection, 100Mbit Ethernet, serial ports, USB ports, Audio, GPIO lines and many other essential functions.
On-board wireless interfaces include 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth. Expansions could be connected through traditional local bus or an advanced SDIO interface.
Compared to earlier products from CompuLab, CM-X300 bears two significant innovations:
- Battery management and charging circuitry including on-board controller and operating system support. Integrated battery support make hand-held device implementation task much easier
- Power fail protection for flash disk. At the event of power fail, the on-board circuitry will keep system running the time sufficient for ordered shutdown. This feature is critical to attain overall system stability over long periods of time
The CM-X300 is designed for attachment to a custom baseboard via two miniature 140-pin connectors.
Standardised CAMI interface allows interchangeability with other Computer-On-Module's available from CompuLab, enabling the flexibility required in a dynamic market where application requirements can change rapidly.