ADLINK, Altium Partner to Offer Automated SMARC Carrier Design Process

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 22, 2021


ADLINK, Altium Partner to Offer Automated SMARC Carrier Design Process
(Image courtesy of ADLINK)

ADLINK announced a partnership with Altium to offer an automated SMARC carrier design process.

The two companies plan to do so by leveraging Upverter, a web-based drag-and-drop designer tool.

The tool is rather simple and does not require many engineering skills. This gives users the ability to create SMARC based carrier board design within hours and receive prototypes within weeks.

According to a company press release, Upverter generates the electrical design files of fully custom-defined carrier board designs on demand, as well as an instant Bill of Materials (BOM) complete with pricing, a customized device tree, documentation, and mechanical models.

ADLINK's design ecosystem, I-Pi SMARC, accelerates industrial grade AIoT/IoT hardware development with standardized modular building blocks. It is available for SMARC modules based on NXP's IMX8M and i.MX8M Plus, in addition to Rockchip's PX30.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including (Phoenix), (Phoenix),, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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