Embedded Flexibility from Arrow and Intel
The New Intel® Atom™ Processor Series Offer Incredible I/O Flexibility that Really Bends the Rules
Flexibility Means Freedom
Sometimes it can be very rewarding to bend the rules. The Intel Atom processor E6xx series diverges from the customary Intel® chipset interfaces to an open-standard, industry-proven PCI Express™ v1.0 interface that allows it to be paired with a customer-defined IO Hub (IOH), ASIC, FPGA, off-the-shelf discrete components, as well as the Intel® Platform Controller Hub EG20T.
With the Intel Atom processor E6xx series, connecting to an FPGA is a simple, glueless process, which opens the door for complex and varied designs. And, because you can use third-party manufacturer chipsets targeted at specific applications, you can choose an FPGA or ASIC for total flexibility to meet your I/O requirements.
The Intel® Platform Controller Hub EG20T, formerly known as Top Cliff, integrates a range of common I/O blocks required in many market segments, as well as general embedded interfaces. These include:
- USB client
- Gigabit Ethernet MAC
- IEEE 1588
The Intel Atom processor E6xx series features new architecture partitioning and is designed for use in small-form-factor, low-power embedded applications. It incorporates video, audio, memory, graphics support, and PCI Express controllers. This new processor epitomizes flexibility by reducing costs, power consumption, footprint, and time-to-market, while enabling scalable designs for use in many markets across product generations. Backed by the world-class services, solutions, and technical expertise of Arrow, the Intel Atom processor E6xx series will help you get your embedded apps to market faster than ever.