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Logic PD introduces the industry’s smallest system on module with wireless capabilities

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 10:05am

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Logic PD today introduced the industry’s smallest System on Module (SOM) with wireless capabilities at the DESIGN West Summit. Logic PD’s DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM enables customers to dramatically condense hardware space requirements and increase system performance. Based on the DaVinci DM3730 video processor and WiLinkTM 7.0 combo connectivity solution from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), Logic PD’s latest Torpedo SOM encapsulates the most complex design components on a dime-sized board and offers high performance and the lowest power consumption available today.

The DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM powers Logic PD’s recently announced modular technology platform, Catalyst. Catalyst is a tablet device that integrates several complex technologies to demonstrate the level of product innovation that is achievable today. As demonstrated through Catalyst, the ultra-compact Torpedo + Wireless SOM is an ideal off-the-shelf solution for use in wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) applications such as telehealth devices and remote industrial monitoring systems.

“The use cases for wireless M2M applications are exploding as organizations continue to discover substantial efficiencies for mobile and remote systems,” said Kurt Larson, director of product management, Logic PD. “Combine the demand for wireless M2M with the expectation for compact, always connected devices, and the benefits of our DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM are clear. We are delivering a product that addresses a multitude of key product design and development issues and further enables customers to deliver innovative products to market faster.”
 
Less than one square inch in size, the Torpedo + Wireless SOM provides PC-like speeds up to 1 GHz, long battery life and a WL1283 wireless chipset that includes 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® with a Torpedo + Wireless SOM roadmap to support GPS. Additionally, the DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM is FCC certified. This saves customers significant time and money by reducing design risk and shortening the final electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing phase.
 
Logic PD provides Android and Linux™ board support packages (BSPs) for use with the DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM.  These BSPs are designed, developed and tested using an ISO 13485 certified process to ensure quality and reduce risk. By maintaining connector compatibility with Logic PD’s existing Torpedo SOM product lines, the DM3730 Torpedo + Wireless SOM extends the longevity of existing products through performance improvements while sustaining scalability to future technologies.
 
“By adding WiLink combo connectivity capabilities to TI’s DaVinci DM3730 video processor, Logic PD is providing a powerful, off-the-shelf solution that combines the speed and performance of our video processor with wireless connectivity that will dramatically reduce development time for new wireless-enabled products,” said Kim Devlin-Allen, director, DaVinci video and cloud communications, TI.
 
Pricing & Availability
The Zoom DM3730 Torpedo Development Kit [SDK-DM3730-30-256512R] is now available through Logic PD distributors for the suggested retail price of $997. For SOM pricing and more information, contact Logic PD.
 
For more information, visit www.logicpd.com

 

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