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SolidRun Jumpstarts IoT Product Development With Release of World's Smallest Intel Braswell Based System on Module

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - September 21, 2016) - SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance System on Module (SoM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC) and Industrial PCs, today announced new products designed to reduce the required footprint, simplify the development process, and shorten the time to market for Intel Braswell-based IoT products. SolidRun now offers the world's smallest scalable SoM solution for Intel's 14nm Braswell family of quad-core processors.

Building on the company's solid reputation of producing components that significantly reduce engineering costs for product manufacturers, SolidRun's new 14nm Intel Braswell chip based MicroSoM makes harnessing the power of these powerful processors for IoT applications incredibly simple. At 53mm by 40mm, these new MicroSoMs provide unheard of design flexibility while also eliminating the headache of having to design complicated power-delivery subsystems thanks to its single power input rail design. SolidRun's Braswell MicroSoM also offers flexibility in RAM options, ranging from 1GB to 8GB configurations, and offers on-board support of eMMC storage up to 128GB. Its robust design and unsurpassed HD Edge surveillance, event detection, and statistical data-extraction capabilities makes it the platform of choice for mission-critical applications requiring guaranteed reliability.

"Intel's Braswell family of quad-core CPUs are ideal for embedded applications and IoT solutions thanks to their incredible performance, excellent thermal efficiency and low power requirements. However, designing products that utilize these robust chips can be daunting thanks to complex power management challenges and complicated documentation," said Rabeeh Khoury, SolidRun CTO. "We designed our Braswell-based MicroSoM to eliminate the hassle of developing Intel-powered solutions. We've achieved this by providing a clear, one-page instruction sheet with our products. We dramatically reduce engineering time by enabling on-module CPU power management, so that all developers have to do is supply the MicroSoM with a single rail power input. Additionally, our MicroSoM supports a unified development platform, allowing developers to design, test and deploy on a unified target platform."

For manufacturers wanting an even greater head start on engineering x86-based products, SolidRun offers the SolidPC Q4 single-board-computer (SBC). This ready to deploy SBC is compatible with all SolidRun Intel Braswell based MicroSoMs and offers a variety of communications interfaces that are ideal for IoT product designs, including Gigabit Ethernet ports, USB 3.0, HDMI and DisplayPort output, IR receiver, and provisions for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Manufacturers can deploy products using this carrier board as-is to drastically reduce time to market, or utilize it as a reference design during product development.

                          SolidPC Q4 Specifications                         
SoM Model             Quad Core Intel Braswell E8000                        
                      Quad Core Intel Braswell N3710                        
Memory and Storage    Up to 8GB DDR3*                                          
                      uSD UHS-1 Support eMMC**                                 
                      M.2 (2242) SSD Connector                                  
Connectivity          Display Port                                              
                      HDMI 1.4b (up to 4k30fps), 2×RJ45 with PoE option                                                                               
                      3×USB 3.0 Host                                                                                                                    
                      M.2 2230 Connector for Wi-Fi/BT 2×UART Headers                                                                                   
I/O and Misc.         Power on Button Reset Button Infra-Red Indication LEDs
OS Support            Windows, Linux, Android                               
Power                 DC input 7V-21V Battery for RTC                       
Dimensions            100mm×80mm                                            
Enclosure             Optional Metal Enclosure                              

Available today through SolidRun, the Braswell-based MicroSoMs can be purchased separately starting at $139 USD, or bundled with the SolidPC Q4 carrier board, starting at $179 USD. To purchase, please visit: https://www.solid-run.com/product-category/intel-family/.

To learn more about the innovative approach Solid-Run took to taking the complexity out of designing products powered by Intel processors, please view the white paper at: http://wiki.solid-run.com/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=ibx:microsom:docs:intel_som_white_paper.pdf

For more information about the Intel Braswell solutions offered by SolidRun, please visit https://www.solid-run.com/intel-braswell-family.

*Based on the SoM model
** Assembly option (on microSoM)

About SolidRun

Established in 2010, SolidRun is a global leading developer and manufacturer of powerful energy efficient System on Modules (SoMs), Single Board Computers (SBCs) and Industrial PCs.

SolidRun's innovative compact embedded solutions are based on ARM and x86 architecture and include comprehensive software packages, drivers and support for major operating systems.

SolidRun is a proud member of the OSS community and strong promoter of the principles behind open source software.

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