Enhancing intelligent systems

Paul Boughton

DFI has introduced the BT700, a new Qseven module in its Intel Atom processor-based product line. This new Qseven module is based on the low-power and cost-efficient Intel Atom processor E3800 product family, which is specifically designed for today’s growing performance/wattage requirements of intelligent systems. This equipment delivers excellent computing, media, and graphical capabilities as well as a built-in security engine – all on a sub-10-watt system-on-chip (SoC) making it suitable for a wide range of commercial and industrial designs.

The Qseven module is equipped with the Intel HD Graphics accelerated graphics processing taking advantage of shared cache.  BT700 is equipped with 2 display output interfaces, including 1 LVDS that supports 24-bit dual channel, and 1 DDI (HDMI/DVI/DP) that supports up to 2560x1600 resolutions. The DDR3L onboard memory delivers maximum performance up to 4GB at 1333/1066MHz for faster communication between components. 

Based on the Intel Atom processor E3800 product family, the BT700 Qseven module is designed with high performance and flexible I/O to provide increased computing and graphics performance, including High Definition Audio interface, 1 Intel Gigabit LAN controller integrated with up to 1GB transceiver for network-intensive applications, 1 USB 3.0 interface, 6 USB 2.0 interfaces, 1 LPC interface, 1 SMBus interface, 1 I2C interface, and 1 UART interface. The Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller integrated into the BT700 supports 2 Serial ATA interfaces with speed rate up to 3Gb/s. The expansion design of this Qseven Module also offers 3 PCIe x1 for various requirements. 

The BT700, a new Qseven module combined with expansive features, is an ideal product for a whole range of applications which require a stable revision-controlled platform, such as industrial control automation, digital signage, medical equipment, and kiosk embedded applications.

The BT700 features include:

* Intel AtomTM Processor E3800 Series;

* 2GB/4GB DDR3L onboard;

* Two display interfaces: 1 LVDS supports 24-bit dual channel; 1 DDI (HDMI/DVI/DP);

* 3 PCIe x1;

* 1 Intel Gigabit LAN controller;

* 1 LPC interface;

* 1 I2C interface;

* 1 SMBus interface;

* 1 UART interface;

* 7 USB: 1 USB 3.0, 6 USB 2.0;

* 2 SATA 2.0;

* 4GB, 8GB and 16GB eMMC onboard - optional;

* Trusted Platform Module (TPM) – optional;

* Qseven module (70mm x 70mm).