SECO releases new Qseven® 2.1 Starter Kit and Carrier Board

The new Qseven® Cross Platform Starter Kit is based on a new ready-to-use Carrier Board and offers all the basic components for development with Qseven® compatible Computer on Modules (COM) Rev. 2.0 and 2.1.

SECO is a leading global provider of technological innovations for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions. With the Qseven® Cross Platform Starter Kit, SECO is now presenting a new solution that contains all the basic components for developing applications with Qseven® compatible Computer on Modules (COM). The Q7 Starter Kit 2.1 is compatible with both Qseven Rel. 2.0 / 2.1 modules with x86 and Arm processors and is based on SECO's new CQ7-D59 Carrier Board, for Qseven modules, in 3.5-inch form factor.

SECO’s starter and development kits serve as reference and development platforms for early feasibility testing (proof-of-concept), prototyping, and software development. SECO customers can use these kits to accelerate the development of application-specific carrier boards. An overview of SECO starter and development kits for Qseven® and other standard form factors can be found here.

The CQ7-D59 Carrier Board is equipped with a variety of components and interfaces supported by the Qseven® standard. With the Q7 Starter Kit 2.1, SECO supplies an HD audio module, I2S audio module, 24VDC power supply, cable set and an adapter for mounting a µQseven® module on the standard Qseven® Carrier Board.

The Q7 STARTER KIT 2.1 complements SECO's line of standard Qseven® modules, including the recently introduced ATLAS - Qseven® module with Intel Atom X6000E Series, Intel Pentium, Celeron N and J Series SoCs (formerly Elkhart Lake).

Interfaces and connectors of the Starter Kit and the CQ7-D59 briefly

  • Up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet via RJ-45
  • 1x M.2 Socket 2 2242/3042 Key B slot for wireless wide area network modem modules connected to an on-board miniSIM slot
  • 2x USB 3.0 host ports on a dual Type-A connector
  • 1x USB 2.0 host port on a Type-A connector
  • 1x USB 2.0 host to the on-board WWAN M.2 socket
  • 1x USB 2.0 OTG port on a USB micro-AB connector
  • SATA connector with HDD power connector for mass storage devices
  • M.2 socket 2 2242 Key B SSD slot
  • MicroSD Slot on a combo microSD and SIM connector
  • 4-wire RS232/RS422/RS485 to DB9 connector (configurable)
  • 16x GPIO signals via a GPIO expander controlled via SMBus or I2C
  • Terminal block for CAN interface via CAN transceiver
  • Connectors for HDMI®/ and LVDS or 2x eDP and display port
  • Audio header, SPI header and LPC bus header
  • Button cell for power supply of a real-time clock and CMOS
  • The CQ7-D59 supports the industrial operating temperature range (-40°C to 85°C)

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