VIA Launches VIA SOM-6X50 IoT Acceleration Platform for automated ticketing, signage, and kiosk devices

VIA Launches VIA SOM-6X50 IoT Acceleration Platform for automated ticketing, signage, and kiosk devices
VIA Technologies, Inc. (Taiwan) – Flexible ultra-compact module will be on display at VIA Booth at Embedded World 2017.

VIA Technologies, Inc., announced the launch of the new VIA SOM-6X50 IoT Acceleration Platform for the rapid development of automated ticketing, signage, and kiosk devices.

“Self-service systems that let consumers access information or purchase items with a tap on the screen or through their smart phone are critical for improving the user experience no matter whether it’s at a retail store or a parking lot,” said Richard Brown, VP International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With our latest VIA SOM-6X50 IoT Acceleration Platform, we make it fast and easy for operators to design and build automated information display and transaction processing systems that meet their exact deployment needs.”

The VIA SOM-6X50 is an ultra-compact system-on-module that measures a mere 6.76cm x 4.3cm. Powered by a 1.0GHz VIA Cortex-A9 SoC, it delivers the perfect balance of performance and rich multimedia features in a highly-flexible package for a wide range of IoT automation and HMI applications.

I/O and display expansion options include two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 2.0 device port, one HDMI port, one single-channel 18/24-bit LVDS panel, six UART, one CSI camera input, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, eleven GPIO and one SD Card slot. The VIA SOMDB1 carrier board multi-I/O evaluation carrier board is available. A custom baseboard can be also be developed meet specific requirements.

The VIA SOM-6X50 features a Linux BSP which includes the kernel (3.4.5) and bootloader source codes. Other features include a Tool Chain to help adjust the kernel and to support the VIA SOMDB1 carrier board I/O and other hardware features.

The VIA SOM-6X50 IoT Acceleration Platform will be on display at the VIA booth at the 2017 Embedded World Exhibition and Conference being held this March 14-16 in Nuremberg, Germany. The booth is located #2-551 in Hall 2 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Center. Other highlights include a broad spectrum of commercial-grade systems, HMI starter kits, and IoT acceleration platforms that can be rapidly customized for in-vehicle and in-station applications.

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