Eurotech Unveils Catalyst TC, Latest Embedded Module, With Intel Atom E6xx

Company: Eurotech
Published: 15 September, 2010
Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces today the launch of the Catalyst TC, the latest addition to the powerful Catalyst family, based on the Intel Atom processor E6xx series (formerly known as Tunnel Creek). The Catalyst TC is a highly integrated and flexible embedded module that offers multiple communications, I/O, and multimedia capabilities while in a small footprint with the power efficiency that defines Eurotech's Catalyst family of products. The Catalyst TC Computer on Module (COM) is targeted for industrial automation, medical, automotive and in-vehicle infotainment, gaming, and military markets.

The Catalyst TC COM, available in a 67 x 100 mm form factor, uses the high level of integration that differentiates the Intel Atom processor E6xx series from other processors. The Catalyst TC module provides SATA, Gigabit Ethernet, and CAN interfaces, allowing for smaller carrier board designs as more capability is built into the module. The Catalyst TC supports both industrial and commercial temperature options for ruggedized applications. In addition, the Catalyst TC supports several operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard, Windows CE and Wind River Linux. Also supported is Eurotech's powerful Everyware Software Framework, a Java-based IDE environment that simplifies application development.

"Eurotech continues to design embedded computers with a balance of low power consumption and high performance," says Haritha Treadway, product manager for Eurotech Inc. "We have made full use of the benefits of this new Intel Atom processor platform and parlayed it into a powerful embedded product that doesn't make any sacrifices with respect to power or capability. It's this strict adherence to giving our customers more that has made Eurotech's Catalyst family so successful in the marketplace today."

"The Intel Atom processor E6xx series delivers an unprecedented level of I/O flexibility that enables a full complement of embedded computing solutions," says Jonathan Luse, director of marketing for the Intel Low Power Embedded Products Division. "The embedded development community needs modules like the Eurotech Catalyst TC that bring this flexibility in order to quickly and cost-effectively deliver solutions for rugged embedded market segments like industrial automation, medical, automotive and in-vehicle infotainment."

The Catalyst TC will be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2010 with orders being accepted now. Eurotech's Catalyst TC module will be on display in the Intel booth at the Intel Developers Forum September 13 through 15, 2010 at San Francisco's Moscone Center West.

Eurotech is an Associate member of Intel's Embedded and Communications Alliance, a Microsoft Windows Embedded Gold Partner, and Wind River Linux Strategic Partner.