Embedded computing platform provides full PC compatibility

Paul Boughton

Ginsbury has announced the introduction of a new, PC compatible, embedded computing platform.

The Ginsbury Genie is a low power system, complete with a fully integrated TFT display, that offers the flexibility, ease of use and PC compatibility combined with robustness and longevity that is necessary in many industrial and embedded applications.

The Ginsbury Genie is a bespoke, high reliability, embedded computer based on a dual core 1.46GHz Intel Atom E38xx 64-bit processor that implements a low power, fan-less design that boasts a power consumption of typically less than 10Watts (depending on usage).

Up to 2GB of system memory is available, with an on-board SATA SDD providing storage capacity starting at 32GB.

Support for a range of different connectivity and expansion options include: Mini PCI-Express card slot for additional peripherals, one USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, RS-232 serial port, Gigabit Ethernet port and a Micro SD card slot. A user defined expansion header can also be used for general purpose I/O, I2C, SPI or UART.

The Ginsbury Genie GGE38-xxx is supplied with a fully integrated TFT LCD display module driven via a dual-channel LVDS interface.

A range of LCD panels is supported, including 7.0in WVGA (800 x 480), 10.4-in SVGA (800 x 600), 12.1in XGA (1024 x 768), 15in XGA (1024 x 768) and 17.3in Full HD (1920 x 1080).

An integrated touchscreen controller supports 4 and 5-wire resistive touch panels. Support for other display sizes, resolutions and touchscreen technologies can be provided on request.

The platform features compact mechanical dimensions of 199mm (w) x 112mm (d) x 35mm (h) and an operating temperature range of 0° to +70°C which enables the Ginsbury Genie to be used in a wide range of systems and applications.

The Ginsbury Genie supports Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, Linux and Android Lollipop operating systems. The built-in (EUFI) BIOS enables basic configuration and the ability to boot from SD card, USB or SATA drives.