InHand Electronics Announces Development of the Fury-X, Freescale i.MX 6SoloX System Focused on Internet of Things Devices

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InHand is in development of new Freescale i.XM 6SoloX-based platform which will focus on low-power, network connectivity, and optimized performance

[InHand's experience] combined with our wide breadth of knowledge in creating rugged devices, allows us to create the highest performing, lowest power, long-life sustainable networked device to meet the demands of the Internet of Things for years to come.

InHand Electronics, Inc., a leader in low-power handheld and wireless device designs and an Internet of Things (IoT) innovator, today announces the development of their latest platform based on Freescale’s just announced i.MX 6SoloX processor. The SoloX is a heterogeneous multi-core ARM processor featuring Cortex-M4 and Cortex-A9 processor cores. These cores are utilized in tandem to run the InHand Fury-X’s gamut of peripherals while enabling optimized speed, power consumption, and peripheral security domains. In addition, the Fury-X offers: DDR3, NAND flash, real time clock, watchdog timer and a wide range of standard on-board peripherals.

Peripherals on the Fury-X include: SPI, I2C, UART, CAN, USB 2.0 OTG, four USB 2.0 Hosts, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, analog and digital camera inputs, a battery charger, and LVDS video output. Options include Wi-Fi, GPS, and memory. A mini PCIe slot accommodates additional expansion and connectivity, including cellular modems and 802.15.4 radios. A carrier board offers additional peripherals including display and touchscreen control, analog input signal conditioning circuitry, and a second Ethernet connection that can be configured as gigabit Ethernet or Power-over-Ethernet. The SoloX processor includes an Ethernet switch which allows the Fury-X to be used as a network hub.

Additionally, The Cortex-M4 core enables real-time control with low power consumption while running a real-time operating system (RTOS) such as QNX. The Cortex-A9 core, running Linux or Android, manages external network and graphics communications and may be powered down when not in use to conserve power. Freescale’s SoloX also contains security features that allow networked operation while providing data security. The combination of power, design, connectivity, and peripheral options of the Fury-X was created to optimize the system for use in wireless communication devices, feeding the demand for the growing Internet of Things market.

“InHand has been a leader in embedded systems and custom wireless devices for medical and military applications for over a decade,” stated Mark Price, COO for InHand Electronics. “This gives us and our customers an incredible advantage when it comes to understanding how to best optimize the Fury-X for Internet of Things applications. This, combined with our wide breadth of knowledge in creating rugged devices, allows us to create the highest performing, lowest power, long-life sustainable networked device to meet the demands of the Internet of Things for years to come.”

The InHand Fury-X will be available in Q2 of 2015. For more information, contact sales@inhand.com.

InHand Electronics, Inc. is an original design manufacturer of single board computers and rugged handhelds for original equipment manufacturers. InHand’s products are used in a variety of markets including: military, medical, industrial, entertainment, and instrumentation. Products feature industry-leading technologies comprising the Internet of Things (IoT) such as: Freescale, Texas Instruments, ARM, Intel and Marvell processors, Android, Linux, Ubuntu, and Microsoft operating systems, and communications technologies such as cellular, Wi-Fi, personal area network, and Ethernet. InHand offers engineering design services (system, hardware, software, and packaging) along with support services (product manufacturing, program management, manufacturing test development, and supply chain) to assure on-time and on-quality product delivery. InHand offers commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computing platforms, as well as modified COTS design services to customize electronic product solutions. InHand is an ITAR registered company. InHand products are designed and assembled in the USA. The company’s headquarters are located along the I-270 Technology Corridor in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, visit http://www.inhand.com.

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