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COM Express module equipped with Intel Core desktop processors

The PCOM-B642VG from Portwell is a Type 6 COM Express Basic module based on the 7th generation Intel Core desktop processor codenamed Kaby Lake-S and Intel Q170, H110 and C236 Express chipset.

According to the company, the PCOM-B642VG offers users higher computing power but lower cost compared to mobile solutions.

The 125 x 95mm module supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology via Intel Core i5 and i7 processors; Intel vPro Technology via Q170 chipset for superior remote capabilities; and Intel Hyper-threading Technology via Intel Core i7 processors.

It’s also designed with new features offered by the 7th generation Intel Core processors that boost IoT designs from the edge to the cloud, including Intel SGX, Intel MPX, additional high speed input/output with increased flexibility, and expanded HW/GPU accelerated codec support.

In addition, the PCOM-B642VG is said to deliver high graphics performance; an Ultra HD 4K display across three independent displays; and faster 3D and video playback capability, while maintaining improved energy efficiency.

Applications include medical healthcare systems, military equipment, retail systems and IoT application design.

Specifically, the COM Express module supports up to 32GB ECC and non-ECC DDR4 up to 2400MHz on two 288-pin SODIMM sockets. Its expansion interface supports one PCI Express x16 Gen3 (8.0GT/s) for enhanced video performance.

The PCOM-B642VG supports three independent displays, DisplayPort, VGA and eDP. Running with a low TDP CPU of 35W, the PCOM-B642VG is said to deliver superior performance in various environments.

The modules enable designers to partition commodity host-processors from proprietary baseboards, thereby minimising current and future design risks during the initial phase of development.

This safeguards development investments and lowers total cost of ownership. In addition, the company can also provide services to clients on the carrier board design and development, review schematics and BIOS customisation.

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Peggy Lee

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