Our highly successful ultra low power RE2 SBC has been awarded the Editor’s Choice Product for the P/104 and Small Form Factors category 2011.

The Editor said:

When you think about how much more advanced today’s smartphones are than the computer on something as mission critical as the Apollo 11, it’s no wonder Blue Chip Technology looked to smartphone chip tech when designing their RE2 SBC. The company says they wanted to exploit the maximum performance, minimal footprint, reliability, and low power usage seen in smart phones for a compact and feature-rich SBC. It accomplishes this with an ARM Cortex A8 processor, Texas Instruments C64x DSP, and a range of peripherals.

The high-performance unit comes with GPS, GPRS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and networking peripherals, along with USB, camera, audio, and powerful graphics capabilities. The Cortex A8 and C64x DSP combination allows it to handle intense graphics processing while not taking away from the peripherals. Typical power usage is around 2 W, so it won’t break the power bank in in-vehicle applications. And a -40 °C to +85 °C extended temperature availability makes the RE2 a good fit for high-performance rugged industrial applications such as graphical HMI modules.

* PC/014 and Small Form Factor magazine. Copyright OpenSystems Media, 2011. All rights reserved; used with permission.