Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ARBOR Introduces BIOS Anti-Crash Technology

ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, announces the availability of the ARBOR BIOS Anti-Crash Technology (BIOS ACT). 
When the BIOS is crashed or updated failure, the computer unable to boot or start again, this is due to the bios parameters and settings have lost. ARBOR understands that it is necessary to find a solution to make BIOS stable and reliable. BIOS ACT is a good selection to solve the problem.
As there are two BIOS Flashes on the SBC, one is the System BIOS Flash from CPU platform; the other one is controlled by Micro Controller Unit (MCU). When the System BIOS Flash is damaged, the MCU External Flash will be recovered to the System BIOS Flash automatically. Thus, it recovers the System BIOS to the normal status. This Design Technology will be applied to ARBOR off-the-shelf board products.
Function Diagram:
 

BIOS ACT Features: 
  • BIOS Real-time monitoring
  • BIOS Recover automatically
  • BIOS & MCU Flash Synchronous Upgrade
For more information about BIOS ACT please contact us, or email ARBOR at sales@arbor-technology.com

Thursday, November 10, 2016

ARBOR Introduces the EmETXe-i89M0 COM Express® Type 6 Module with 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor

ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, announces the release of the ARBOR EmETXe-i89M0 COM Express Type 6 Module. Built on Intel’s new 14nm process technology, the EmETXe-i89M0 is based on the Intel® 6th Generation Core™ processors (formerly codenamed “Skylake-H”), and supports the Intel ® Turbo Boost Technology. This increases the CPU processing speed to deliver breakthrough CPU performance, excellent graphic capability, as well as the enhancement in security and management functions. The above features make the module ideal for intelligent applications in several market segments, such as medical, digital surveillance, gaming, digital signage, communication and defense.

New Intel® HD Graphics 530 delivers stunning and responsive visuals in 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors, including Ultra HD/4K display and additional codec support. Enhanced security and manageability features help to drive down total cost and risk, protecting data and preventing malware threats.

Embedded computers allow the connection of up to three independent display interfaces via HDMI 1.4, LVDS and embedded DisplayPort (eDP). When using DisplayPort 1.2, the individual displays can be daisy chained to take advantage of simple wiring. Native USB 3.0 support provides fast data transmission with low power consumption. The two SODIMM sockets can be equipped with up to 32GB SODIMM DDR4 memory.

The strength of the EmETXe-i89M0 lies in the flexibility and customization for each particular application. It supports a wide range of I/O ports including eight USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports, one PCI Express x16 (generation 3), eight PCI Express lanes and four SATA ports with 6 Gb/s SATA RAID. Gigabit Ethernet support via the Intel® i219-LM GbE LAN controller (with AMT 11 support) which enables fast and flexible system extensions, completes the highly flexible design.

The EmETXe-i89M0 will be officially launched in December; please contact local sales support or visit us online at sales@arbor-technology.com

The following CPU variants are supported by this EmETXe-i89M0:
ProcessorCoresCacheBasic / Turbo Clock [GHz]TDPRemark
Intel® Core™ i7-6822EQ48MB2.0 / 2.825W
Intel® Core™ i5-6440EQ46MB2.7 / 3.445W
Intel® Core™ i5-6442EQ46MB1.9 / 2.725W
Intel® Core™ i3-6100E23MB2.7 / --35W
Intel® Core™ i3-6102E23MB1.9 / --25W

Friday, October 7, 2016

ARBOR Introduces the EmETXe-a58M0 COM Express® Compact Type 6 Module with 2nd Generation AMD G-series SoC



ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, announces the release of the ARBOR EmETXe-a58M0 COM Express Type 6 Module. This module is based on the 2nd generation AMD Embedded G-Series SOC (System-on-Chip) processors. Compared to the current AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform, they provide higher performance and a lower power draw thanks to an improved Jaguar+ CPU architecture and AMD Radeon™ 8000 graphics core. Graphics engine speed has been increased up to 800 MHz and the DDR3 interface up to 1866 MT/s. A new function of the G-Series includes Core Boost Frequency to ensure appropriate processor overclocking.

The 2nd generation AMD G-Series SOC on COM Express Compact modules is designed for low-power embedded applications. Compared to the previous AMD Embedded G-Series SOC, it provides higher performance per watt and lower TDP. This fanless module design is therefore ideal for cost-sensitive applications in the control and automation industry, digital gaming, communication infrastructure and graphics-intensive devices such as thin clients, digital displays or medical-imaging equipment.

The integrated AMD Radeon™ graphics supports DirectX® 11.1 and OpenGL 4.2 for fast 2D and 3D image display. OpenCL 1.2 is also supported, enabling the execution of program code by the GPUs. The range of available graphics interfaces includes VGA and DisplayPort 1.2 as well as DVI/HDMI 1.4a for the direct control of two independent displays.

The COM Express Compact module provides 2x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, 7x USB 2.0 ports, seven PCI Express x1 Gen 2 lanes, two SATA 6Gb/s ports, one SATA port, shared with optional SATA NANDrive, one Micro SD socket and a Gigabit Ethernet interface. ACPI 3.0 CPU power management and high-definition audio complete the feature set.

The EmETXe-a58M0 is available now, please contact local sales support or visit us online at sales@arbor-technology.com
 
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Whitepaper: Check Out the New ARBOR Embedded Controllers with Extensive, Customizable I/O Capability


ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, announced that its latest ARES-1230 Series fanless embedded controller whitepaper is now available online. Download the full whitepaper from ARBOR’s website for free: ARES-1231_Review_20160902.pdf
Currently, ARES-1230 Series offers three models (ARES-1230, ARES-1230-E and ARES-1231) differentiated in terms of their I/O configurations and construction. The three members of this ARES 1230 series controller trio use the same quad-core Intel Celeron N2930, a system-on-chip solution that runs at 1.83GHz, has a burst frequency of 2.16GHz,supports fast but efficient DDR3L RAM. The new ARES 123x series is well equipped for a large variety of tasks, especially in digital signage, machine automation and the retail sector.

This white paper covers:
  • A detailed breakdown and comparison of these three models’ configurations and construction.
  • Case studies in POS and gate ticketing applications.
  • Which model best fit your projects and budget.
For more information, please email us at sales@arbor-technology.com 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

ARBOR to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin Germany

Hall 7.1b, Booth 303, 20th to 23rd of September

Aug 23, 2016 – Taipei – ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, will be at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Germany. From September 20 to 23 of 2016, ARBOR Technology is proudly exhibiting it latest Transportation technology and demonstrating the wide portfolio of relevant services at the booth.

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology and takes places every two years in Berlin. We would like to invite you to our exhibition in hall 7.1b, stand No. 303, where ARBOR and our Germany partner BRESSNER will be demonstrating a broad range of total solutions for in-vehicles and public transport, as well as recent distinguished projects.

As the demand for Internet of Things applications, real-time information and Cloud management has been increasing rapidly, our offerings support up-to-date technology to align with the trend, and cover all kinds of components and elements of transport applications, including commercial fleet solutions, in-vehicle control, surveillance and digital signage.

ARBOR and BRESSNER are confident you will find what you need! Please visit us at the booth, our on-site representatives will be pleased to assist you with more information and service. To contact
with us, visit website at http://www.arbor-technology.com, or email us at sales@arbor.com.tw

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About ARBOR

ARBOR Technology Corp., founded in 1993, is a leading provider of Smart City and IoT solutions. With more than 20 years of experience in providing customer-driven, high performance, and industrial strength computing solutions in various industries. ARBOR strives to provide a complete solution from board to system, computing to communication in healthcare, transportation, industrial automation, mobile computing, digital signage, retail, intelligent building and home. ARBOR is ISO-9001, ISO-13485 and ISO-14001-certifiied and commits to deliver high quality products with international standards and well-defined production process. More information about ARBOR is available at www.arbor-technology.com/


Monday, August 15, 2016

Eurotunnel Selects ARBOR Technology to Maximize Check-in Efficiency of Toll Booths

ARBOR’s rugged FPC-7701 industrial fanless Box PC has been chosen for its reliability and configuration flexibility.
ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, is pleased to announce that Eurotunnel has selected ARBOR’s FPC-7701 fanless Box PC for both its manned and fully automated toll booths which require reliable ruggedized embedded computing systems to maximize check-in efficiency. Processes such as number plate recognition, barrier control and ticket printing are controlled through this PC interface.Eurotunnel Selectstif
Built in 1994, the Channel Tunnel between United Kingdom and France is a key connection for the European high-speed transport and plays an important role for regional economic development. The Channel Tunnel is used by 2.5 million cars, 1.5 million trucks and 21 million people every year. High-speed passenger trains and rail freight trains also run through the tunnel.
Originally the Industrial Box PC was specified as a fan cooled system, ARBOR Technology UK proposed a more reliable fanless solution. Selecting the FPC-7701 from ARBOR’s extensive range of ruggedized Industrial Box PC products, gave the ideal base platform, additional I/O was then added using the PCI and PCIe expansion ports. This coupled with the Intel® Core™ i5 CPU and an extended operating temperature range of -20 ~ 55°C, meant that the ARBOR fanless Box PC FPC-7701 exceeded the required specifications.
A demo system was delivered within 1 week of request, allowing Eurotunnel to evaluate the proposed hardware, check compatibility with their custom software and conduct the extensive testing required to ensure the long term reliability would be achieved.
Custom metalwork was designed by ARBOR Technology UK to enable the Fanless Box PC to fit onto the existing mounting points. By using in-house CAD modeling the design concepts could be evaluated without the need for prototyping.
Industrial PC manufacturing by ARBOR Technology in Taiwan with configuration and testing at the ARBOR UK facility allows ARBOR to achieve cost effective pricing whilst offering customers the local UK sales, technical and aftersales support that they require.
Eurotunnel’s UK Support Manager, Nigel Hales said: “ARBOR Technology UK offered the local technical and manufacturing support we wanted, meaning the fanless Box PCs could be configured to our specification and meet our exact expectations.”
Learn more about ARBOR’s IoV Solutions at
Eurotunnel Selects FPC-7701

Monday, June 27, 2016

ARBOR Introduces the ARES-1230 Series, a New Fanless Embedded Controller with Intel® Bay Trail SoC Platform

Modular ARES-1230 Series features space-saving low-profile design, I/O flexibility, input power options, and extensive add-on functionality.
ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the compact, lightweight ARES-1230 Series as an expansion of ARBOR’s product line-up of fanless embedded controllers. The new Series was specifically created to address the need for ultra-low profile enclosure solutions with flexible I/O and input power requirements. ARES-1230
Based on the quad-core Intel® N2930 processor and supporting up to 8 GB DDR3L SO-DIMM memory, the space-saving ARES-1230 product line is designed to meet the needs of various markets and application areas. It is ideally suited for digital signage, machine automation and the retail sector. Deployed as a rear-mount in conjunction with specific touch panels like the ARBOR ASLAN series, the ARES-1230 can serve as part of numerous HMI solutions. Measuring only 180 X 130 mm and weighing less than 1 kg, the ARES-1230 fits virtually anywhere.
The ARES-1230 also has a flexible I/O module design. The ultra-low profile standard version of the ARES-1230 comes with two RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN connections, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, and DVI-I as well as HDMI for video. The slightly taller extended I/O ARES-1230-E version adds two additional USB 2.0 ports, two RS-232/422/485 serial ports, and four DI/DO ports for additional peripheral connectivity. Both versions include dual mPCIe slots to accommodate WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS or other modules to provide wireless connectivity for communication, positioning and navigation deployments. 
Input power requirements are flexible as well. The standard version operates on 12V DC, whereas the ARES-1230-E’s wide-range 9~36V DC input is designed for deployments with potential power fluctuations. All this adds up to making the ARBOR ARES-1230 an exceptionally flexible low-profile fanless embedded controller platform that minimizes turnkey solution development.
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Please contact your local sales representative for more information, or email ARBOR at sales@arbor.com.tw