COM Express Type 6 Module Boasts Quad-Core Processor

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A new high-performance COM Express module for future designs features the Type 6 pin-out and digital display interfaces to ensure improved display options and increase bandwidth with additional PCI Express Lanes available. The conga-TM67 module from congatec features the second generation of Intel Core processors – such as the quad-core Intel Core i7-2710QE processor (2.1 GHz, 45W, PGA) and the dual-core Intel Core i5-2510E processor (2.5 GHz, 35W, PGA) with up to 8 GByte high-speed dual-channel DDR3 memory (1333 MHz). Type 6 pin-out is the ideal solution for the implemented Intel QM67 Express chipset series and its following generations. In addition to VGA and LVDS, it offers three digital display interfaces, each of which can be configured for DisplayPort (DP), HDMI or DVI. Unlike Type 2 modules, these are no longer multiplexed. Type 6 also provides a PEG (PCI Express Graphics) port enabling connection to other high-performance graphics components and thereby offering maximum display support for gaming and medical applications.

The main highlight of the COM Express Basic (95x125 mm) module is its graphics capacity. 3D performance has again been significantly increased by comparison with previous Intel generations. The Intel HD graphics supports Intel Clear Video Technology and DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) for faster video processing. Thanks to the increase in computing power offered by the second generation of the Intel Core processor family, the conga-TM67 is the ideal graphics solution for gaming, medical technology, automation and digital signage applications. The integrated video coding function enables real-time processing of incoming video streams.

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 make for fast and flexible system updating. Fan control, an LPC bus for the easy connection of Legacy I/O interfaces and Intel® High Definition Audio round off the range of functions on offer. 

All conga-TM67 modules are fitted with the new UEFI embedded firmware solution. The congatec board controller comes with an extensive embedded PC feature set. The independence from the x86 processor means functions such as system monitoring and the I²C bus work faster and more reliably – even when the system is in standby mode. A COM Express Type 6-compatible evaluation carrier board is also available.

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