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COM Express Type 6 Module with Low-Power Intel CPUs Pushes Graphics Performance

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A new, low-power COM Express module for advanced designs supports Pin-out Type 6 and provides improved display options along with increased bandwidth thanks to digital display interfaces and additional PCI Express lanes. With new, low-power Intel processors soldered on in a BGA package, the conga-TS67 module from congatec 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, 1.0 GHz) with just 10 watt TDP to the Core i7 2610UE dual core processor (4M Cache, 1.50 GHz) with 17 watt TDP and up to 8 Gbyte dual-channel DDR3 memory (1333 MHz). Pin-out Type 6 is implemented for the 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, HDMI or DVI and which—in contrast to Type 2 modules—are no longer multiplexed. Type 6 also features a PCI Express Graphics (PEG) port enabling the connection of additional graphics components for maximum display support, for instance in gaming and medical applications.

The Intel HD graphics support 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 the ideal solution 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.

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 1 Gbyte Ethernet interface, enable fast and flexible system updating. Fan control, an LPC bus for the easy connection of Legacy I/O interfaces and Intel High Definition Audio complete the feature set. All conga-TS67 modules are fitted with the new UEFI embedded firmware solution. A suitable evaluation carrier board for COM Express Type 6 is also available. Pricing starts at $500.

Congatec, San Diego, CA. (858) 457-2600. [www.congatec.us].