RUTRONIK EMBEDDED: Progressive IoT Computing from Advantech with RISC Technology

by donpedro

Distributor Rutronik presents the new palm-sized UBC-220, an ARM-based compact box computer powered by a Freescale ARM® Cortex™-A9

i.MX6 Dual Lite high-performance processor. Designed with compact size, high capability, and superior connectivity, UBC-220 is an ideal indoor computing gateway suitable for smart buildings, parking lots, and public spaces.
Advantech’s UBC-220 is equipped with a Freescale ARM® Cortex™-A9 i.MX6 Dual Lite 1GHz processor, 1GB of onboard memory, and 4GB of eMMC flash memory storage. Featuring dual display support for Full HD 1080P HDMI and single-channel LVDS, UBC-220 is an ideal solution for HMI and instant signage. In addition, with USB 2.0 and OTG expansion compatibility, as well as Gigabyte Ethernet and dual mini-PCIe slots for optional Wi-Fi and 3G modules, the box computer has the connectivity to bridge multiple devices in the same network and efficiently acquires raw data for the next generation of cloud-based services. Furthermore, the palm-sized UBC-220 supports various mounting methods including VESA, DIN rail, and flexible wall mounting. With the specially designed VESA bracket, UBC-220 can be integrated with Advantech openframe monitors to provide a fanless standalone system with rich I/O capabilities that supports device management for complex IoT infrastructures.
As the default operating system, UBC-220 is equipped with embedded Linux. For experienced Yocto Linux developers, Advantech also provides a Yocto Linux board support package as an optional design-in service. Advantech also provides a complete software toolchain, Linux source code package, and software support service for SW developers, intending to develop a new-generation IoT gateway based on UBC-220. It offers not only a stable H/W platform, but also the software package and service enable customers to more easily and quickly develop their own apps. In addition to Linux support, an Android OS image and BSP source code for application development are offered, Android Apps can also be integrated.


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