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COM Express modules based on Kaby Lake processors

The MSC C6C-KLU and MSC C6B-KLH Type 6 COM Express module families from Avnet Embedded are based on the seventh generation Intel Core processors, codenamed ‘Kaby Lake’.

The Kaby Lake processors are manufactured in 14nm technology and are said to be optimised for higher performance at the same level of power dissipation as the sixth generation.

The module families are said to also be available with Intel Celeron and Xeon processors. According to the company, these COM Express modules offer at least a seven year lifecycle.

The 95 x 95mm MSC C6C-KLU COM Express modules have a typical power consumption between 17 and 19W and are suited for compact high end embedded systems. The operating temperature ranges from 0 to 60°C.

The company offers four variants with the dual-core processors Intel Core i7-7600U, i5-7300U, i3-7100U, and Intel Celeron 3965U. The on-chip Intel HD Graphics Gen. 9 supports DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4., and OpenCL 2x.

Hardware-based graphics acceleration and video encoding/decoding complete the feature list. Three independent displays with up to 4k x 2k resolution can be connected. The modules can be equipped with up to 32GB DDR4 memory in two SO-DIMM sockets.

An integrated Trusted Platform Module and an optional Secure Boot BIOS ensure additional security features. The range of modern interfaces includes USB 3.0/2.0 ports, PCI Express, SATA, and the display interfaces DisplayPort, DVI/HDMI and LVDS or embedded DisplayPort.

With the 125 x 95mm MSC C6B-KLH Type 6 COM Express modules, the boards are offered with numerous processor variants:Intel Core i7-7820EQ, i5-7440EQ, i5-7442EQ, i3-7100E, i3-7102E with four or two CPU cores or with quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1505Mv6 and E3-1505Lv6.

The typical power consumption is between 35 and 55W. The high end processor boards operate between 0 to 60 °C.

Peggy Lee

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