Variscite announces the first System On Module based on TI’s OMAP4460 smart multicore processor with dual ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCores™ running at up to 1.5GHz each – now the fastest on the market.

Variscite is really speeding things up with the new future-proof and highly integrated VAR-SOM-OM44, responding to the increasing demand for faster processing and cutting-edge multimedia performance. Leveraging Variscite’s known design expertise for proprietary System-on-Chips from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), this offering is based on TI’s smart multicore OMAP4460 (OMAP 4) mobile processor.

The VAR-SOM-OM44 is ideal for a wide range of target markets requiring rich multimedia functionality, advanced graphics and video capabilities, together with high-processing power. Compact, cost-effective and power efficient, the VAR-SOM-OM44 secures an Intel’s Atom performance level.

VAR-SOM-OM44 block diagram

Key features include:

  • TI’s OMAP4460 smart multicore mobile processor, with two ARM Cortex-A9 MPCores running at up to 1.5GHz each
  • 1GB dual-channel LPDDR2
  • Full HD 1080P and stereoscopic-3D
  • 1080P video encoding/decoding capability
  • Integrated Imagination PowerVR™ SGX540 2D/3D hardware accelerator
  • Simultaneous multiple display support
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • TI WiLink™ 6.0 single-chip connectivity solution (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth(R))
  • USB 2.0: 2xHost, OTG
  • Audio In/Out
  • Camera interface

“We are proud to work with Variscite to provide TI’s smart multicore OMAP 4 platform to OEMs developing products that require the highest-performance at ultra low power. Our relationship with Variscite guarantees full access and support for these customers, along with the ability to leverage the OMAP platform’s industry-leading features and capabilities. This reiterates our team’s goal of bringing extraordinary user experiences to game-changing end devices with OMAP processors inside,” said Michael Schoonover, Business Development Director, Enterprise Business Line – Wireless Business Unit, TI.

Variscite also offers a more fully featured, touchscreen-enabled VAR-DVK-OM44 development kit. The VAR-DVK-OM44 serves as a complete development kit for evaluation and application development, says Variscite. It the VAR-OM44CustomBoard with a 7″ resistive/capacitive touchscreen and a 12V power supply, as well as serial, Ethernet, and USB cables.


VAR-SOM-OM44 Development kit

VAR-DVK-OM44 – VAR-SOM-OM44 Development kit



VAR-OM44CustomBoard – VAR-SOM-OM44 carrier board