congatec unveils standard-compliant Computer-on-Modules

congatec, looking to address the latest COM Express 3.1 standard, has launched ten compliant Computer-on-Modules based on 12th Gen Intel Core processors (formerly codenamed Alder Lake).

The modules are equipped with the updated 16 Gbps COM Express connector and support high-speed interfaces such as PCIe 4.0 and USB 3.2.

As upgrades of the already existing family of COM Express Type 6 modules, these new 3.1 compliant modules offer up to 14 cores/20 threads. With these modules, customers can boost the performance of their designs in a way that is compliant to this officially ratified specification. This delivers maximum design security and safeguards reliable high-performance roadmaps for existing COM Express designs long into the future.

Besides the support of PCIe 4.0 the new 3.1 COM Express specification allows further advanced features that were not previously supported, such as USB 4, MIPI-CSI connectors, signal integrity and loss budget information for SATA Gen 3 and SoundWire support.

Despite these improvements the COM Express 3.1 Type 6 modules are fully backward compatible with 3.0 modules and carrier boards, ensuring that even older designs can get equipped with latest processor technologies.