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SECO USA Announces Development of Small-Form Factor Embedded System Based on new Intel® Low Power Platform

New Intel Atom processor-based platform opens up the world of possibilities for handheld battery operable devices built with SECO USA systems

Rockville, MD (April 2, 2008) – SECO USA, Inc. (Rockville, MD), a leader in low-power handheld and wireless device platforms for OEMs, today announces the development of a small form factor platform based on Intel’s new low-power processor and chipset, the Intel Atom processor Z500 series and Intel System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W. The Intel Atom processor is an Intel architecture product designed from the ground-up, which consumes 10 times less power compared to ULV single-core Intel processors.

Designed specifically for battery operated handheld devices, and targeted towards the military, medical and infotainment markets, SECO USA’s product will be one of the smallest, full function systems available. At slightly larger than a credit card, the embedded system may be used as a stand-alone SBC or with an expansion board. Power supplies, battery charger, memory, wireless interfaces, SD slot, LCD interface, VGA video output, HDD interface, ExpressCard slot and standard peripheral connectors will all be included on-board. By integrating these features and connectors on a single board, SECO USA greatly reduces customers’ time-to-market and system complexity.

“The Intel Atom processor-based platform drastically changes the performance vs. power consumption equation for handheld portable devices,” said Knut Skare, CEO of SECO USA. “Our customers have continually pushed to bring a full desktop experience to handheld devices while extending battery life to 8-12 hours of run time. By combining the Intel Atom processor and the Intel® SCH US15W, with SECO USA’s patented BatterySmart technology, this battery life is attainable without drastically increasing the size, weight and power of mobile devices.”

“SECO USA offers a low-power embedded solution for developers of handheld wireless devices,” stated Jonathan Luse, director of marketing, Low Power Embedded Products Division, Intel. “Their low-power expertise and BatterySmart technology enhances the advanced power savings features of the new low-power, fanless Intel Atom processors.”

SECO USA’s new small form factor platform will be available in the second half of 2008.

For additional information about SECO USA or its Intel Atom processor-based platform contact SECO USA at 240-558-2014 or email Or visit

SECO USA, Inc. is a leading provider of low-power embedded systems to Original Equipment Manufacturers. Every SECO USA developed system includes BatterySmart, SECO USA’s patented run-time power management software for developers of battery-operated handheld and wireless devices, such as PDAs, wearable computers, industrial computers, and smart sensors. The company’s products are used in a variety of industries, including military, healthcare, entertainment, and instrumentation. SECO USA’s products are built on industry-leading technologies such as Intel’s Atom processor, Marvell’s PXA processors, and Linux and Microsoft’s Windows CE operating systems. The company’s headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, please visit

Intel and Intel Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries.

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  • Published: Apr 2nd 2008
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