This week hardware manufacturer SolidRun has unveiled their new i.MX8 family of boards including SOM, SBC, and new CuBox Pulse mini PCs. The new hardware follows on from the successful i.MX6 based family and the new range includes the i.MX8 SOM, HummingBoard Pulse single board computer pictured above and CuBox Pulse fanless mini PC.
The new mini PCs harness the powerful i.MX8M processors, and the new range will harness up to four 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A53 cores with a Cortex M4 general purpose processor. Providing high-speed connectivity, flexible memory options and support for 4K UltraHD resolution and HDR. Specifications for the i.MX8 SOM are in line with SolidRun’s approach to offer a “range of building blocks, the new SOM will allow developers and OEMs to speed up development and reduce costs and TTM. The company’s mix-and-match concept will allow users to easily switch between different SOM grades and configurations as needed”, says SolidRun.
The HummingBoard Pulse mini PC will be launched as part of SolidRun’s HummingBoard family of SBCs, and offers the flexibility and features of the HummingBoard platform paired with the robust abilities of the i.MX8M processor. The CuBox Pulse mini PC measuring just at only 2″ x 2″ x 2″ square will offer a small yet powerful mini PC which can be used for home entertainment, digital signage and a wide host of multimedia applications, offering “unparalleled audio and video capabilities”. CuBox Pulse will be offered in a number of configurations based around the i.MX8 Dual, Quad and Quad Lite SOMs.
The new range of mini PCs equipped with i.MX8 SOM will be available in a number of base configurations, with other possible variations available depending on user needs starting from $80. The HummingBoard Pulse is currently available in one SBC configuration with a choice of SOM configurations from $160. While the small CuBox Pulse mini PC is currently offered in two variations from $170 with more to follow in the near future.