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Custom Freescale i.MX 6 SBC

InHand designs custom circuitry and software to meet application-specific requirements.

Modified COTS computers: Using InHand’s SBC platforms as a starting point, validated schematics, circuit board artwork, and operating system source code is modified to enable application-specific features and optimize cost. As compared to fully custom designs, modified COTS accelerate schedules from kickoff to production while reducing cost and risk.

Modified COTS tablets: The toughest environments, rugged handling, and specialized use of commercial tablets in industrial and military applications often lead to retrofit casings, hacked-in accessories, non-optimal performance, and rapid device demise. InHand has solved these problems with the Hydra-F6 Android tablet. Designed entirely in-house, any feature of this rugged tablet can be modified to enable tightly integrated, optimally performing tablet devices. See InHand’s customized tablet web page to learn about the range of modifications available- including the case, display, electronics, software, and more.

Custom designs: When requirements dictate a fully-custom design, InHand leverages its broad portfolio of circuit, OS, and device expertise to deliver. Using the same proven development process as modified COTS, InHand typically delivers initial prototypes designed to industrial and military spec within the same 3-4 month window at reasonable cost.

Technology expertise:

  • Systems: product requirements analysis and prioritization, use case definition, compliance criteria
  • Low power CPUs: ARM Cortex-A and Cortex-M series, Intel x86 architecture, XScale
  • Network interfaces: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, PAN, cellular, CAN
  • Serial devices: UART, SPI, I2C, RS-232, S-422, RS-485
  • High speed interfaces: PCIe, SATA, USB
  • Memory/storage: DDR3, DDR2, NAND, NOR, eMMC, SD, MMC, SSD
  • Sensing: GPS, ADC, DAC, sensors with serial interface
  • Display devices and touch screens: LCD, analog displays, LVDS, HDMI, CMOS display, resistive and capacitive touch
  • Multimedia: video camera, still camera, MIPI-CSI, S-video, composite/component video, display devicescase
  • Power supplies: switching power supplies (buck, boost, SEPIC), LDO, battery charging/management, peripheral power gating, low noise, wireless power
  • Printed circuit board (PCB) design: high speed digital (>5 GHz), analog, signal integrity, power integrity, low EMI, thermal management, fine pitch devices, complex stack-ups including micro-via and blind/buried via, Package-on-Package (PoP), custom shapes, RoHS
  • Operating systems: boot loader, kernel, drivers, Linux, Android, Windows, BSP
  • Mechanical engineering: thermal management, MIL-SPEC shock/vibe/thermals, package design, private labeling

The InHand Advantage:

  • ITAR and US classified compliance for engineering design services and products
  • Accelerated time-to-market (3-4 months to initial production typical)
  • Program management
  • Reduced risk
  • Turnkey manufacturing
  • Lifecycle and obsolescence management
  • Long product life support
  • In-house manufacturing test developmentsfpda
  • Regulatory certification and qualification testing

Industries served:

Modified COTS and custom product examples:

  • Remote UAV controller
  • Tablet for toll enforcement
  • Handheld automotive diagnostic device
  • Point of service device
  • Display heads for military radios and other portable devices
  • Headless device for field training
  • Rugged personal data assistant (PDA)carehpv_inhand
  • Avionics flight recorder
  • Transportation control circuitry
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) portable tester
  • Solider worn e-Ink display prototype
  • Calibration and test device for public utilities