A COM Express Module with dual-core processing power is the latest addition to the family from Kontron of products formerly named nanoETXexpress modules, and is based on next-generation Intel Atom processors N2600, N2800 and D2700. Optimized for low-power, small form factor designs, the PICMG COM Express Type 10 pin-out COMe-mCT10 provides up to twice the graphics power, up to 28% higher processor performance and processor thermal design power (TDP), which is cut in half as compared to second generation Intel Atom processors.
The platform’s enhanced power management features include Intel Deeper Sleep and Intel SpeedStep Technology and enable thinner and lighter low power designs such as robust mini handheld terminals that benefit from 20 percent improved battery life compared to the previous generation. Intel Smart Connect Technology enables usage scenarios where an instant Internet connection is available as soon as a device is (re)activated and also allows for constant updates even while in standby. Furthermore, Intel Rapid Start Technology enables fast resume from standby mode and helps to conserve battery life.
The COMe-mCT10 Computer-on-Modules are equipped with 2x 1.6 GHz, 2x 1.86 GHz or 2x 2.13 GHz Intel Atom processors (N2600, N2800 and D2700) as well as the Intel NM10 Express chipset and up to 2 Gbyte of fast onboard DDR3 800/1600 system memory. The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600/3650 combined with the integrated memory controller provides enhanced performance and system responsiveness with twofold graphics performance compared to the previous generation platform. A dedicated media engine enables full 1080p high definition playback of videos and BluRay. The COM Express Type 10 pin-out complete with two serial interfaces results in the COMe-mCT10 supporting two independent digital displays with either 1x LVDS 18-bit 1366x768@112 MHz (N2600/2800) or 1x LVDS 24-bit 1440x900@112 MHz (D2700) and 1x DisplayPort. The module also offers two different options for data storage: either 2x SATA II 300 Mbyte/s interfaces or versions with soldered on SATA Flash Memory (up to 8 Gbyte SLC- or 32 Gbyte MLC-Flash) and 1x SATA II 300 Mbyte/s. Further interfaces include 8x USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, plus 3x PCI-Express x1 lanes for custom extensions.
The Kontron Computer-on-Module COMe-mCT10 supports a wide range of operating systems including Wind River VxWorks 6.8, Linux, Windows XP, XPe, WEC 7 and WES 7 where Windows 8 support is planned.
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