InHand Electronics announced the Hydra-F6, a customizable, MIL-SPEC ruggedized, 7-inch, WSVGA tablet that runs Android 4.2 on a Freescale i.MX6 SoC.
InHand’s Hydra-F6 tablet is built around its Fury-F6 embedded board for the dual- and quad-core models and its similar Siren-F6 for the single-core version of the Cortex-A9-based Freescale i.MX6. Announced in August, the 2.5 x 2.5-inch Fury-F6 falls into that netherworld between computer-on-modules and single board computers.
It lacks real-world ports, instead relying on a separate expansion card.
With that addition, it’s also available in an enclosed mini-PC development platform configuration.
Processor — Freescale i.MX6 (1x, 2x, or 4x Cortex-A9 cores @ 1.2GHz) via Fury-F6 or Siren-F6 (single-core) boards
Memory — 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB DDR3; 16GB or 32 GB eMMC flash
7-inch, 1024 x 600 resistive multitouch
Automatic brightness control
LTE (Verizon, optional)
Ambient light sensor
Camera — 5-megapixel (supports barcode scanning)
Other features — Stereo speakers; mic; 4x user buttons; volume, power buttons; haptic vibrator; hand straps
2x USB 2.0 host
USB 2.0 client
Battery — 37WHr 3.7V Lithium Polymer battery with Qi wireless charging; 8-10 hours typical usage
MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F compliant
-35 to 75°C operating temperature
IP67 waterproofing (immersion at 1m for 30 min.)
Fluid contaminant, solar radiation, and fungus protection
Method 516.6 resistance to shock, vibration, drops
Dimensions — 213.9 x 150.4 x 24.9mm (8.42 x 5.92 x 0.98 inches)
Weight — 698 g (24.4 oz)
Operating system — Android 4.2.2; Linux or Windows Embedded upon request
“Clients, like OEMs in military, medical or industrial markets, can easily leverage InHand’s custom design expertise and Hydra-F6 to quickly meet any project specifications — creating a solution on time and under budget,” stated Rodney Feldman, Director of Systems Engineers at InHand.