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Rugged, Linux-ready RTX COMs tap Sitara and i.MX6

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Advantech has launched a pair of modules based on a new, rugged, RTX 2.0 spec for computer-on-modules: the AM3352-based ROM-3310 and i.MX6-based ROM-3420.

The ruggedized, open-spec RTX 2.0 (Rugged Technology eXtended) form-factor for ARM computer-on-modules is first being implemented in board-level products by Advantech. The company’s TI Sitara AM3352-based “ROM-3310” and NXP i.MX6-driven “ROM-3420” COMs both showcase the new spec’s highlights, including a tiny (and durably thick) 68 x 68 x 2mm foundation, optional -40 to 85°C support, wide-range, 5 to 24V power, and four vibration resistant 100-pin expansion connectors. In all these features, RTX exceeds the capabilities of the ARM-oriented Qseven and SMARC standards.

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