BC’s Technical Solutions Inc. has released a new modular touch-screen computer product line. In three simple steps, choose your LCD screen (with matching adapter board), computer module, and I/O module and you have the guts of a touch-screen terminal customized exactly to your needs.
- pick your display (it comes with a matching display interface board supporting LCD, touch, back-light, plus some optional extras)
- pick your computer power, from 500 to 1000 MIPS, with or without on-board Ethernet
- pick your mix of I/O and power-supply. From POE to a super-low-cost 2-board option powered by USB, there’s a range of boards coming.
Using the latest i.MX processors from FreeScale Semi-conductor of Austin Texas, Techsol’s engineers have applied 25 years of experience designing low-power CMOS computer systems for commercial, industrial, medical, automotive, and defense applications to the long-standing challenge of “why not all 3”. All TSCM products run Techsol’s Medallion Linux, one of the oldest and most stable Linux distributions exclusively targeting ARM processors. Display options currently supported include 3.5″, 4.3″, 5″ WVGA, 7″ WVGA, 7″ Hi-Brite, and 10.4″ SVGA LVDS with more coming.
Conceived in 2007, designed starting in 2009 (there was a recession providing time :), optimized in 2010, and now rolling out in 2011, the Touch Screen Computer Module (TSCM) simplifies the creation of your next product at low-cost, with low-risk, and with fast time-to-market. Plus, Techsol still offers custom design services should you require a unique mix of interfaces or power-supplies on your I/O board or support for a new display.
Embedded Engineering is the same all over the world. Engineers face the same challenges of having too much to do, and not enough time or money to do it with. Techsol’s Medallion Classic and TSC modules address this issue and provide a solution that extends into the production stages of a product, not just the proof-of-concept stage like most SBCs.
The Medallion Single-board computer product line encompasses multiple CPUs, and different configurations with the same CPU. However, the pin-out and form-factor remain the same, even after 10 years, and the TSCM will also have a long availability for “planned NON-obsolesence”.
By designing with the Medallion system, you are effectively out-sourcing your CPU design and Linux porting with no up-front NRE fees. That lets your team concentrate on the hardware and software portions of your product that your customers see. The result is that you can create a higher-quality product in a fraction of the time and cost of designing everything yourself from scratch, with interchangeable modules extending product life-cycle times.