As we finish our first quarter of the year, we are happy to reflect on all the new products, hardware, and software updates since our last newsletter in January with even more on the horizon.
In this newsletter, we share details about enabling RTC on your Inforce platform and how to roll your own Linux build system with Open Embedded. Lastly, we bring you all the way to Germany where we share our experience partnering with Qualcomm, Basler, and Arrow at Embedded World 2017.
Warm wishes from the Inforce Team!
- The much anticipated Inforce 6640, the first Snapdragon™ 820 SBC, is now available on the Inforce store along with display, camera, POE, and Ultra HDMI input accessories.
- ACC-1H10, a 5MP MIPI-CSI camera with both a 41-pin and 51-pin connector, launched yesterday.
- We have also launched ACC-1S70, a PoE adapter card, for Inforce 6640 and Inforce 6309, providing power over Ethernet through one single cable.
Product and Software Updates
What you need to know about enabling RTC on your Inforce platform
The purpose of an RTC or a real-time clock is to provide precise time and date which can be used for various application use-cases. Similar to a watch, it runs on a battery and keeps time for you even when there is a power outage on your system! Using an RTC, you can keep track of long timelines, even if your system is disconnected from the power plug. Read more>> Continue reading Inforce Insights March 2017: Vol.3 Issue 2 – Inforce Computing Newsletter
Can you believe we’re already into the 2H of 2016?! Hope our US readers have had a great 4th of July weekend, while everyone out there is also enjoying the full tilt of summer. Welcome to Inforce Computing’s July 2016 Newsletter! In this issue of Inforce Insights, we’d like to share a couple of technical notes [thermal management methods for Inforce’s SBCs & SOMs and running Debian Linux on the Inforce 6309 Micro SBC platform], an article on emerging IoT solutions in the burgeoning asset tracking space, and an interesting customer case study on video collaboration (scroll down). In the June newsletter, we shared the news about NASA’s Astrobee embedding two of Inforce’s compute platforms in their next-gen free-flying robot—did we also mention that the Inforce 6501 Micro SOM beat five other vendor products in a bakeoff? If you missed that part, you can read the benchmarking study here and find out why.
Have a great rest of the summer. Stay safe, cool, and hydrated, and please do share your stories of building great embedded IoT products with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
From the editorial desk at Inforce Computing.
Continue reading Inforce Insights July 2016: Vol.2 Issue 4–the Newsletter of Inforce Computing
Welcome to Inforce Computing’s June 2016 Newsletter! In this issue of Inforce Insights, we’d like to share a couple of useful technical application notes and two exciting customer case studies (scroll down). What does enabling 3D printing, computer vision, video analytics, and space-bound free-flying robots have in common? All of these are powered by advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor-based Inforce Computing platforms [SOMs and SBCs]. Moreover, Inforce’s value added software and hardware design assistance services have complemented and accelerated product development in these cases.
Software and Product Updates
We’re close to having an upstream kernel Linux BSP release (Linaro 15.10 version) available for the Inforce 6410Plus SBC. Stay tuned for download instructions and release notes for the latest BSP. Once available, please log on to Inforce’s TechWeb and look for the product specific menu under the software tab.
For those that have been eagerly waiting for the Inforce 6601™ Micro SOM, we will be taking pre-orders soon. We thank you for your interest in the latest Inforce 6601 Micro SOM and your patience is much appreciated as we ramp up our manufacturing. In the next few weeks you’ll also be able to read about and download more technical details of the affordable and new Inforce 6301 Micro SOM powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor.
We’d love to hear your feedback about Inforce’s newsletters as well as your stories on building exciting embedded products based on Inforce’s compute platforms. We’re more than glad to share your success story in these columns, so don’t hesitate to write to us at email@example.com.
From the editorial desk at Inforce Computing.
Continue reading Inforce Insights June 2016: Vol.2 Issue 3–the Newsletter of Inforce Computing