CompuLab Introduces EM-X270 – new handheld product concept

HAIFA, ISRAEL – June 11, 2007 – CompuLab introduces the new product concept of open-frame mobile platforms for embedded applications. The EM-X270 – the first product of the new line, is a full-featured computer board, designed specifically for handheld / mobile implementations. Available with an optional display, keypad and battery with charger, the EM-X270 offers a self-contained solution requiring just a case to create a final custom product.
About EM-X270
The functional contents of EM-X270 are similar to the latest generation of Pocket PC’s and smartphones, including all types of wireless, satellite and cellular connectivity found in today’s state-off-the-art mobile devices. Yet, it is designed to serve custom implementations, retaining the flexibility expected from an embedded computer board.

The feature set of the EM-X270 board combines a PXA270 CPU, SDRAM, Flash Disk, graphics controller, touchscreen interface, audio codec with microphone and speaker, SD/MMC socket, USB, serial port, GPIO’s and a battery management system. On-board wireless interfaces include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and a cellular Voice/GPRS modem. The last interface enables the device to act essentially as a customized cellular phone.
Differentiating EmMA from consumer PDA’s
While implementing the functionality of most advanced Pocket PC’s / smartphones, EM-X270 remains highly compatible with the requirements of the embedded market. EM-X270 has several major advantages over common mobile devices:
> An internal expansion connector enables integration of custom add-on boards.
> Peripherals specifically required in embedded designs, such as serial ports and GPIO’s.
> Mechanical design compatible with a variety of custom enclosures.
> Flexibility in selecting display type and size.
> CompuLab’s “configurable options” pricing & manufacturing method allows the user to select only those features required for his application and to pay accordingly.
> Long term availability and support.
Pricing and Availability
The price of the EM-X270 starts at $84 for 1K -unit quantities. The EM-X270 Evaluation Kit will be available for sale from 01-Sep-2007.
About CompuLab
Established in 1992, CompuLab Ltd. develops and manufactures Computer-on-Module boards and highly integrated single board computers. CompuLab’s customers include more than 400 companies in 60 countries. The company’s offices are located in Haifa, Israel.
EM-X270 datasheet