InHand Electronics, creator of the Atom-based mini-motherboard, FireFly, announces latest revision retains all the full-function, low-power value at a fraction of the price.
Rockville, MD (April 9, 2010) InHand Electronics, a low-power embedded solutions provider for OEMs of wireless and handheld devices, announces the latest revision of their Atom-based full-function single board computer (SBC), FireFly, at a significantly lower price. With the latest tests showing comparable performance to mini-netbooks at a fraction of the power and touted as “the world’s smallest full-function Atom-based embedded SBC”, the redesign was performed with one goal in mind: Lower cost. A number of modifications prepared the updated SBC for increased production speeds, without sacrificing any of the board’s high performance, small size or low-power qualities.
The new revision offers a robust array of on-board features including: 1GB of on-board DDR2, 6 USB Host ports, USB Client port, 10/100 Ethernet, LVDS LCD connector, touch screen controller, PATA interface, stereo speaker output, headphone output, stereo line input, on-board temperature sensor, microSD slot, 5V power input and options for 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, dual battery charger, and ExpressCard slot. As one of the only stand-alone Atom-based boards, FireFly offers a durable system for customers seeking a small-size, low-power solution for wireless and battery-operated devices. For customers seeking specialized solutions, FireFly’s latest revision still retains its expansion capabilities utilizing a daughter card connector with industry standard interfaces such as: PCI Express, USB, SDIO, PATA, I2C, and SDVO.
“This latest version of FireFly allows us to offer our great products and services at an extremely competitive price,” stated Knut Skare, CEO of InHand Electronics. “We have always offered top-of-the line products and services to OEMs of wireless and handheld devices with the fastest time-to-market. Unlike the plethora of Atom-based modules available today, FireFly can be used without the need for customers to spin hardware or write BIOS and drivers. We can give our customers the very best in ultra-mobile and wireless solutions at a fraction of the price without sacrificing quality, performance or power while meeting customer’ timelines and exceeding expectations!”
InHand will be at ESC Silicon Valley, April 26-29, at booth #938. For more information on FireFly, visit www.inhand.com/products/firefly.
InHand Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of low-power embedded systems to Original Equipment Manufacturers. Every InHand system includes BatterySmart, InHand’s patented run-time power management software for battery-operated handheld and wireless devices, such as UMPCs, PDAs, wearable computers, industrial computers, and smart sensors. The company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including military, healthcare, entertainment, and instrumentation. InHand’s FireFly, Aperion, Fingertip and BatterySmart products are built on industry-leading technologies, such as Intel’s Atom and Texas Instruments Davinci and Sitara and Marvell PXA processors, and Linux and Microsoft’s Windows CE, Mobile and Windows Embedded operating systems. InHand is an ITAR registered company and its products are made in the USA. The company’s headquarters are located along the I-270 Technology Corridor in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, visit www.inhand.com.