Eurotech embeds the Intel Atom

Eurotech wants to launch its next generation of modules in the Catalyst series of embedded computers with Chipzilla’s Atom under the bonnet.

The Catalyst CV uses the Atom N2000 series and aims to provide dual core SoC with multi-media capabilities.

It is being touted as “low power consumption” which is the buzz word these days but will fit into Eurotech’s trademark 67 x 100 mm form factor.

The dual-core Intel Atom processor N2000 series supports CPU speeds of 1.6GHz, DDR3 memory, and I/O capabilities such as USB 2.0, PCIe expansion buses, Ethernet, and wireless.

According to Eurotech, it means that OEMs can use Windows 7 and Windows Embedded Compact 7, as well as Wind River Linux and other general Linux distributions.

There is also the ability to port Eurotech’s Everyware Software Framework (ESF) and Everyware Device Cloud (EDC) services, the outfit said.

Haritha Treadway, product manager for Eurotech in North America the combination of low power consumption and strong graphics performance is ideal for rich media applications running on fanless systems, such as retail point-of-sale devices, digital signage, and medical systems.

So it is nice that someone has found a use for Intel’s Atom and the world is not completely sleeping on its ARM.