Category : News by T-Pole | 18 April 2017
New Platform ATOM Braswell
Braswell is the phase of the tick baytrail platform. We should remember that in the tick stage there is the reduction of lithography; in fact we move from 22nm to 14nm of the baytrail Braswell.
Intel actually uses this reduction in the processor die to make improvements to the previous phase of tock.
In the case of Braswell it was introduced the new series of HD400 GPU. This new serie significantly improved the performance ratio consumption and increased the frequency of 1600MHz RAM.
All this translates into the ability to manage up to three separate video images and a significant reduction of the TDP (thermal power desing – maximum heat generated by the CPU), leaving the performance level almost unchanged.
In order to complete this comparison it is useful to analyze performance, computational and graphics, in relation to the TDP of the CPU N3160, comparing them with the N2930 baytrail version.
We start from the given benchmark
From the computational point of view the performance are almost identical but we have a reduction of 20% in the TD.
Below you can find a list of the embedded CPU (with availability of 7 years from the launch date) available for the industrial market.
Intel® Atom™ Processor x5-E8000, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.04GHz, 5W
Intel® Pentium® Processor N3710, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.6GHz (2.56GHz), 6W
Intel® Celeron® Processor N3160, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.6GHz (2.24GHz), 6W
Intel® Celeron® Processor N3060, Dual Core, 2M Cache, 1.6GHz (2.48GHz), 6W
Intel® Celeron® Processor N3010, Dual Core, 2M Cache, 1.04GHz (2.24GHz), 4W
Pico itx board model BW051
An example of implementation of the Braswell processor is the Pico itx board model BW051.
Although the size is really reduced, the number of features on board is wide, we can find:
- 2xCOM 1xRS232/422/485 + 1xRS232
- 2xUSB 3.0 + 2xUSB 2.0
- 8 bit D I/O
- Power Input 12Vdc
The rich set of features is completed by two mini PCIe series: one full size to add expansion cards and one for mSATA.
Example of a solution specially developed for one of our customers
For this card, like all others, Tpole is able to engineer and deliver ad hoc fully customized chassis.
By installing additional features on mini pcie, eg. two ethernet ports, you can offer a large number of options while maintaining a high level of integration.