It is the first COM of any kind to use a 70 x 70mm Qseven 2.0 form-factor. VIA revealed its first ARM based computer-on-module: the "QSM-8Q60," which is also its first COM of any kind to adopt the 70 x 70mm Qseven 2.0 form-factor.
VIA has a habit of fabricating and embedding its own exotic processors such as the Elite E1000 and WonderMedia WM8950.
The QSM-8Q60 is designed around Freescale's i.MX6 system-on-chip the dual-core, 1GHz DualLite. VIA have added 2GB of DDR3-1066 SDRAM, 4GB of eMMC flash, a microSD slot, and a JTAG debug port.
There is a 230-finger Qseven edgecard connector to support a bog standard Qseven 2.0 set of functions – a gigabit Ethernet interface, one USB OTG and four USB 2.0 Host ports, HDMI and dual-channel 18/24-bit LVDS display interfaces, three COM ports, two CAN bus interfaces, and a single PCIe x1 channel.
VIA supports the QSM-8Q60 with a Linux 3.10.53-based BSP and bootloader source code. VIA says its QSM-8Q60 COM is "designed for optimum flexibility in the harshest environments and supports a "wide operating temperature of -20 to 70°C." It is supposed to be headed off to the worlds of "industrial automation, transportation, medical, and infotainment."
Additionally, the baseboard supplies a Freescale SGTL5000 stereo codec, includes a reset button and LEDs for power and WiFi status, and operates from 15 to 24V DC power.