03 February 2012

Embedded World: congatec presents COM Express Type 6 module with low power Intel processors

Embedded computer modules maufacturer, congatec, has announced the conga-TS67, a new low power module for advanced designs.

According to the company, it supports Pin out Type 6 and provides improved display options along with increased bandwidth due to digital display interfaces and additional PCI Express lanes.

With new Intel processors soldered on in a BGA package, the module is suitable for vibration resistant applications.

The module is available in four second generation low power Intel Core processor versions, from the Intel Celeron 807UE processor (1M Cache, 1GHz) with 10W TDP to the Intel Core i7 2610UE dual core processor (4M Cache, 1.50GHz) with 17W TDP and up to 8GB dual channel DDR3 memory (1333 MHz). According to congatec, pin out Type 6 is the ideal solution for the implemented Intel QM67 Express chipset series and future generations.

In addition to VGA and LVDS, it provides three digital display interfaces, which can each be configured for DisplayPort (DP), HDMI or DVI and which – in contrast to Type 2 modules – are no longer multiplexed. Type 6 also features a PEG (PCI Express Graphics) port enabling the connection of additional powerful graphics components for maximum display support, for instance in gaming and medical applications.

congatec says the biggest highlight of the COM Express Basic module (95x125mm) is its outstanding graphics performance - compared with previous Intel generations, the 3D performance has again increased significantly. The Intel HD graphics supports Intel Clear Video Technology and DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) for faster video processing. In combination with the additional computing power provided by the second generation of Intel Core processors, the conga-TS67 is suitable for demanding graphics applications in the gaming, medical technology, automation and digital signage sector. The integrated video decoding function enables real time processing of incoming video streams.

Features include seven PCI Express Lanes; PCI Express Graphics (PEG) x16 Lanes for high performance external graphics cards; eight USB 2.0 ports; four SATA interfaces with RAID support; one EIDE and a 1GB Ethernet interface enable fast and flexible system updating; fan control; an LPC bus for the connection of Legacy I/O interfaces; and Intel High Definition Audio.

All conga-TS67 modules are fitted with the new UEFI embedded firmware solution.

The board controller comes with an extensive embedded pc feature set. Independence from the x86 processor allows functions such as system monitoring and I²C bus to work faster and more reliably – even when the system is in standby mode. A suitable evaluation carrier board for COM Express Type 6 is also available.

congatec will be exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand 350 at Embedded World, Nuremberg.

Author
Chris Shaw

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