Embedded systems opens route to in-vehicle displays

12th July 2015
Mick Elliott

The VMS-BYT embedded system from Avalue is now available in the UK from specialist distributor Display Solutions. It is a rugged, enclosed system suitable for automotive and commercial vehicle applications, including fleet telematics, passenger infotainment, and in-vehicle surveillance.

The energy-efficient design of the system is powered by an Intel Atom SoC E3845 quad-core processor and supports 204-pin DDR3L SO-DIMM system memory with up to 8GB DDR3L 1333MHz SDRAM capacity. Accommodating a wide DC power range (9~36V), it offers reliable, fanless operation for industrial temperatures between -40 and +75 degC.

“The VMS-BYT supports LVDS output; our speciality is matching boards and systems to LVDS panels,” says Brendan O’Reilly, Account Manager at Display Solutions. “A system integrator looking for a particular in-vehicle display solution, whether it is touch screen or not, can utilise our services to achieve a total display system for their desired application.”

Onboard features of the system include a rich set of I/Os, including 1x VGA, 1x LVDS, 1x DC-out (12V/4A), 1x 8-bit GPIO, 1x Cfast, 1x 2.5-inch drive bay, 2x Line-out and Mic-in, 2x LAN, 3x USB, 2x COM and 5x antenna mountings.

The system also offers dual Gigabit Ethernet with two Intel I211ATs and supports dual displays with resolutions of 2560x1080 pixels at 60Hz (VGA) and 1600x1200 pixels at 60Hz (LVDS). An audio interface is also provided with a Realtek ALC892, supporting 5.1 channels.

The VMS-BYT is compatible with Windows 7 and 8 as well as Linux, carries the CE mark according to FCC Class B. An optional CAN module is available for SAEJ1939 or J1708 support.

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