Multicore ARM® Single Board Computers Boast High Performance Graphics with Industrial I/O Mix

-40° to +85°C SBCs Provide Efficient Processing and Expansion for Embedded Applications


WinSystems, a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged embedded computer modules, is introducing a line of single board computers (SBCs) based on the Freescale™ i.MX 6 family of Cortex™-A9 multi-core processors.  Available with a single core, dual core, or quad core processor, the low-power 800 MHz SBC35-C398 SBCs provide high-performance and a rich array of onboard I/O for embedded designs.  Application areas include security, transportation, and medical where graphics and industrial control are required.

The efficient, high-performance of ARM cores coupled with readily available software tools make them an excellent choice for embedded systems. Many applications must balance the requirements of increasing levels of performance while simultaneously lowering power usage.  ARM CPUs have made remarkable gains in this area, especially in tablets and smart phones.  These products have driven considerable operating system and application development, which can be leveraged for embedded systems. 

The SBC35-C398 product family features the scalable Freescale i.MX 6 processors in the de facto industry standard 3.5” SBC format, 102 x 146 mm.  The i.MX 6 processors use dedicated hardware accelerators to obtain high-performance multimedia at low-power consumption, while having the CPU core relatively free for performing other tasks.  The video engines can drive three simultaneous display interfaces while maintaining communications and control functions.  Power can be provided by wide range 10-50V DC input or Power over Ethernet (PoE) to provide flexibility and reduce wiring requirements. 

Industrial I/O options include Gigabit Ethernet with IEEE-1588™ support, multiple USB 2.0 channels, multiple serial channels, and dual CAN interfaces.  Each of the 24 onboard GPIO lines are tolerant of voltages up to 30V DC and configurable for software-enabled interrupts.

The SBC35-C398 series also introduces the IO60 expansion connector to allow for additional functionality.  The IO60 specification supports I2C, SPI, TTL-UART, and PWM signals allowing stackable expansion through off-the-shelf 72 x 50 mm modules or application specific designs.  When coupled with the Mini-PCIe socket, the SBC35-C398 is one of the most expandable ARM designs currently on the market. 

Linux, Android™, Windows® Compact 7, and other operating systems can be booted from the CFast, SD/SDIO, or MicroSD sockets providing flexible storage options.  WinSystems has a Linux sample image available at the time of release with Android and Windows Compact 7 due for release by the end of Q2.

The quad core SBC35-C398Q-2-0 will ship in May 2013 and is priced at $495 (qty. = 1).  The dual core SBC35-C398DL-2-0 and single core SBC35-C398S-1-0 will ship in June 2013 and are priced at $395 (qty. =1) and $295 (qty. =1), respectively.  For sales information please list; WinSystems’ Applications Engineering Group at 715 Stadium Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011, USA, Phone: (817) 274-7553, Fax: (817) 548-1358, Website, and e-mail:

Product Page:

Founded in 1982, WinSystems, Inc. designs and manufactures industrial single board computers (SBCs), I/O modules, and Panel PCs which operate over extended temperatures.  Product lines include rugged, compact standards such as PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EPIC, EBX, SUMIT-ISM, and STD Bus.  These products are engineered for harsh, embedded environments which include industrial control, transportation, Mil/COTS, medical, and communications applications. Well known for its expert technical support and helpful customer service, WinSystems is an employee-owned company.  WinSystems is located at 715 Stadium Drive, Arlington, Texas  76011, (817) 274-7553, and

Contact Information

WinSystems, Inc.

715 Stadium Drive
Arlington, TX, 76011

tele: 817.274.7553
fax: 817.548.1358

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google
  • TwitThis
Extension Media websites place cookies on your device to give you the best user experience. By using our websites, you agree to placement of these cookies and to our Privacy Policy. Please click here to accept.