CompuLab is Introducing Trim-Slice - the first NVIDIA® Tegra(TM) 2 based desktop
NVIDIA Tegra 2 integrates a 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 and an ultra-low power GeForce GPU onto the same chip, making it the most powerful ARM based system-on-chip available today. "Trim-Slice is designed to unleash the full potential of NVIDIA Tegra 2" said Irad Stavi, Director of Business Development at CompuLab. "Trim-Slice feeds the Tegra 2 with all the ingredients for supporting high performance CPU: 1 GB RAM, SATA SSD and dual SDHC for storage and GbE networking. Users can experience the outstanding multimedia capabilities of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 through full-HD HDMI, dual-head display and 5.1 channels digital audio."
"CompuLab demonstrated many times over its expertise in power-efficient system design." said Igor Vaisbein, Trim-Slice Project Manager at CompuLab. "The ultra-low power of NVIDIA Tegra 2 enabled designing Trim-Slice into a miniature form-factor with unprecedentedly low-power envelope while providing rich multimedia capabilities and PC-like user experience".
High performance, low-power, rich I/O and miniature rugged design, position Trim-Slice as an attractive solution for a variety of applications - media players, IPTV, infotainment systems, signage, gaming or even as a desktop replacement to name a few.
Trim-Slice differs from most other ARM based solutions by being a commercially available open platform for software developers.
"The software eco-system on ARM is evolving quickly" said Mike Rapoport, Director of SW Development at CompuLab. "The open-source community and ISVs need an ARM development platform that is versatile, open and powerful. Trim-Slice meets these requirements by incorporating PC-like performance, memory, storage, display, I/O and networking in an open platform that allows installation of any supported OS and application. CompuLab will offer more than one OS working on Trim-Slice out-of-the-box."
CompuLab will cooperate with ISVs that select Trim-Slice as a reference platform.
- CPU: NVIDIA TegraTM 2 Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 1GHz with integrated ultra-low power GeForce GPU
- Memory: 1 GB DDR2-800
- Storage: Full size SD (SDHC); Micro SD (SDHC); SATA SSD (up to 64GB)
- Networking: 1 GbE; WiFi 802.11n + BT
- Display : HDMI 1.3 full-HD + DVI (dual head)
- Audio: Stereo line-out, line-in, 5.1 digital S/PDIF
- Video in: PAL/NTSC
- I/O: 4 USB2 ports (480 MBps); 1 USB device; RS232 Serial port
- Extension: JTAG, 2 UARTs, SPI
- Housing: Fanless all-metal nickel-plated die-ca st
- Dimensions: 130mm x 95mm x 15mm - 5.1 x 3.7 x 0.6
- Power: 8-16V DC, 3W average
CompuLab expects to start accepting orders from Trim-Slice in April. Trim-Slice pricing is yet to be finalized said Mr. Stavi. It will be priced higher than a streamer, but lower than a tablet. Trim-Slice is guaranteed for long term availability of 5 years. It will be available in several configurations and will be offered to OEMs looking to re-brand the product.
CompuLab is a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded computing products since 1992. CompuLab's fit-PC line of miniature, fanless PCs - introduced in 2007 - positioned CompuLab as an industry leader in the field of miniature, fanless industrial PCs. CompuLab headquarters are located in Haifa, Israel with offices in St. Petersburg, FL.