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COM Express Module Aimed at Graphics-Intensive Embedded Apps

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A new Computer-on-Module (COM) is based on Intel’s Core2 Duo processor and GS45 chipset with Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, and is suited for power-sensitive applications requiring high graphics performance. The Express-MV is a COM Express Type 2 module from Adlink that supports the Intel Core2 Duo and Celeron M processors. Based on the Intel GS45 Express Graphic Controller Hub SFF (Small Form Factor) and the Intel I/O Controller Hub ICH9M-SFF, the Express-MV has outstanding graphics performance and is specifically designed for high-end data and media-processing applications.

Equipped with the 45nm Intel Core2 Duo processor, the Express-MV is available with a clock speed of up to 2.26 GHz. Combined with up to 8 Gbytes of DDR3 dual-channel memory at 800/1067 MHz, the Express-MV provides higher data-transfer speed at 30% less power consumption compared with DDR2 memory. The Express-MV is designed for embedded applications with high demands on data-processing and high-end graphics performance. Its target application areas are Medical Diagnostic Equipment and Medical Imaging, Digital Signage, Infotainment, Industrial Automation, Gaming, Video Preprocessing, POS and Kiosk.

The Express-MV integrates the Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, which supports Microsoft Direct X10, Shader Model 4.0 and OpenGL 2.0. The Intel GMA 4500MHD provides high-level features such as hardware decoding for MPEG2 and Intel Clear Video Technology. The Express-MV also supports Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (IntelDVMT 5.0). 

In addition to the onboard integrated graphics, a PCI Express Graphics x16 (PEG x16) bus for SDVO/HDMI/DisplayPort or general-purpose x8, x4 or x1 PCI Express devices is also supported. Up to six additional PCI Express x1 lanes are also available from the Southbridge. The Express-MV also features a single onboard Gigabit Ethernet port and four SATA/300 ports. Legacy support is provided for a single IDE channel, 32-bit PCI, LPC, SMBus and I2C. The module is equipped with an AMIBIOS8 supporting embedded features such as remote console, CMOS backup, CPU and system monitoring, and watchdog timer. List price is $495.

ADLINK, San Jose, CA. (408) 966-5200. [www.adlinktech.com].