Intel® Atom™ Processor E6xx Series for Embedded Computing: Brief
The Intel® Atom™ processor E6xx series delivers an unprecedented level of I/O flexibility, departing from proprietary interfaces such as FSB and DMI and moving to the open PCI-Express* standard for processor-to-chipset interfaces. Processors in this series can be paired with the Intel® Platform Controller Hub EG20T or I/O hubs from a variety of third-party vendors (including Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Realtek Semiconductor Corp., STMicroelectronics) to meet the specific I/O requirements of many embedded applications such as in-vehicle infotainment systems, media phones and connected services gateways.
The Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20T integrates a range of common I/O blocks required in many market segments such as industrial automation, retail, gaming, and digital signage. These include SATA, USB client, SD/SDIO/MMC, and Gigabit Ethernet MAC, as well as general embedded interfaces such as CAN, IEEE* 1588, SPI, I2C, UART, and GPIO. For applications requiring a minimum of I/O interfaces, developers can also use discrete PCIe* devices such as PCIe-GbE* controllers or PCIe-SATA* controllers instead of an I/O hub.
The Intel Atom processor E6xx series is available with industrial and commercial temperature ranges. Both the Intel® processors and platform controller hub provide embedded lifecycle support, and are supported by a range of software ingredients.
Additionally, a compatible, dedicated Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) solution may be obtained from leading PMIC suppliers, which will help to minimize platform part count and reduce BOM cost and design complexity. Options include separate PMIC and clock generator chips (e.g., ROHM Co., Ltd.) or a single-chip solution that integrates the voltage regulator and clock generator (e.g., Dialog Semiconductor).
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