Video: (Freescale SCM based) Fury-M6 Q&A

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Safety and Security in Embedded Applications

In the embedded community, there are multiple meanings and layers to safety and security. The embedded electronics, plus its software, needs to be designed to perform key functions for agencies whose mission is to keep the public (and its information) safe and secure. As the Internet of Things (IoT) arena grows, there are many different safety and security applications where embedded electronics and IoT devices play a role. At the application level, the security device has to interface with sensors and perform functions that help law enforcement, federal agencies, and military personnel maintain a safe environment. These applications range from...

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Video: On the Freescale SCM-i.MX 6D based Fury-M6 SBC

 

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White Paper: Single Chip Modules, Minimizing Time-To-Market and Maximizing Circuit Feature Density

(image courtesy of ACROFAN) Freescale approached InHand at the end of April 2015 with a new processor technology- the i.MX 6 single chip module (SCM). This SCM includes, in a single package, a fully functional i.MX 6 dual core processor (with the legacy MLB interface disabled), an associated power management IC (PMIC), 16 MB of NOR flash, and the ability to accept 1 GB of LPDDR2 via package-on-package (PoP). Looking to demonstrate the usefulness of the SCM technology and its ability to enable rapid time-to-market, Freescale sought InHand as an SCM alpha partner to provide a working design at Freescale...

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Freescale Technology Forum 2015 Keynote, featuring the InHand Fury-M6

In seven weeks, InHand created a new computer board based on Freescale's new single chip module (SCM) SCM-i.MX 6D; both were announced and demonstrated during the opening keynote of the 2015 Freescale Technology Forum. https://youtu.be/2yRVTMONP8k Posted Date: 23 June 2015   ::  Freescale President and CEO, Gregg Lowe, kicks off FTF 2015 with discussion and demonstration of the technologies that are securing the IoT, from the edge node to the network to the cloud.  ::  Source     .

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Proving Our ’Nearly Indestructible’ Rugged Tablet, Episode 4: Bucket of Water

Today we have our Freescale i.MX 6 based Hydra-F6 rugged tablet (have we mentioned it is fully customizable?) sitting in a bucket of water. It's been there for hours, testing in preparation for the Freescale Technology Forum 2015, which will take place in Austin, TX next week. The tablet will be featured in the bedroom section of the Freescale Smart Home exhibit. InHand also has a tablet featured in the kitchen section of the Freescale Internet of Tomorrow tour bus. Hope to see you there! Any questions?   .  

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Video: Accelerating Time-to-Market

After 15 years of creating new rugged, mobile devices, InHand has become an expert in accelerating time-to-market for new device designs. Here we discuss three embedded system options for fast time-to-market. For questions or inquiries, please contacts us. To request a future vlog topic, email info@inhand.com.   .

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Incorporating GPS into Production Test, A Review of Test Methodologies

Co-Authored by Willy Negrete, InHand Director of Quality Assurance/Test  Portable devices that incorporate a Global Positioning System (GPS) have become a mainstay feature in most modern, handheld devices. While GPSs are a great feature, they can be tough to design-in to devices and they are equally as tough to test in a cost-effective and robust way. Problems with Testing GPS GPS is a weak signal under strict control from the FCC, creating a challenge for the original design-in as well as test. The signal will seldom appreciably propagate into a structure without direct line of sight (LOS) to the sky....

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Modified COTS, Customizing OTS Rugged Tablets to Meet System Requirements

At InHand, we take the concept of modified COTS to a new level. While many companies offer “custom” configurations of their standard products, they are still offering certain specific configurations that may or may not meet your needs. (Remember Gateway computers circa 2000?) InHand, on the other hand, offers full flexibility in the customization of our standard products in order to meet our customers’ exact specifications, i.e. a standard product can be completely overhauled to create a new, custom product based on the original. And, since we are starting from a known, proven product, development time and cost associated with new...

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Introducing the Fury-X Single Board Computer Based on the Freescale i.MX 6SoloX

Freescale i.MX 6Solo X: The Perfect Processor for Secure, Low-Power Mobile devices The i.MX 6SoloX has a heterogeneous architecture, which means that the processor includes different core types. The 6SoloX includes two ARM processor cores: a Cortex-M4 microcontroller-class core and a Cortex-A9 microprocessor-class core. The benefit of heterogeneous cores is that - when correctly configured and programmed- they enable power, security, and application optimization. The M4 core, with its microcontroller-type capability and power envelope, runs the MQX real-time operating system (RTOS). It is suitable for deterministic data sampling and control of digital and analog sources with minimal jitter. The M4...

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