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Silicon Motion Announces Visual IoT Platform

The technology is based on the Intel Quark SoC x1000 and has an embedded graphics controller and storage solution.

Silicon Motion Technology, a provider of embedded storage and graphics products, has made its Osprey Visual IoT (Internet of Things) Platform. The solution is targeted toward industrial and thin-client devices. It is also suitable for power-connected applications such as factory automation, digital signage, portable medical devices and kiosks.

The technology is based on the Intel Quark system-on-chip (SoC) x1000 and has an embedded graphics controller and a Ferri eMMC storage solution in a 4.2 x 4.5 in. package.

With the Intel SoC, the Osprey has a variety of standard interfaces such as Ethernet, USB Host and Client, UART, SPI, I2C and GPIOs.

The embedded graphics features include:

  • Dual analog CRT and dual 18-bit/single 24-bit digital outputs
  • 16MB integrated video memory
  • 128-bit 2D ROP3 graphic engine
  • Linux drivers and major OS support
  • Typical power of <1W at full HD resolution
The Ferri storage solution is compliant with the eMMC/JEDEC 4.5, has data refresh and early retirement capabilities and is equipped capacities from 2 to 32GB.

“The Osprey platform will enable our customers to bring a new generation of connected industrial and commercial products online quickly to enable greater functionality and performance,” said Arnold Estep, graphics marketing director for Silicon Motion.

For more information, visit Silicon Motion.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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