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Rugged COM Express Type 6 Modules with Fourth Gen Core CPUs and Removable Memory

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A Type 6 Basic COM Express module offers a choice of Intel’s fourth-generation Core i7 or i5 (Haswell) CPU and Intel’s 8-Series QM87 PCH chipset, formerly known as Lynx Point. An innovative SODIMM hold-down method ensures secure connections while still allowing users to remove or upgrade the memory.  Ruggedly designed for use in defense, aerospace and industrial applications, the XCOM=6400 Express module from Acromag features an extra-thick circuit board, advanced thermal management and extended operating temperature ranges.

The XCOM-6400 provides heat sink capabilities not available on traditional COM Express designs. Conduction-cooled rails establish a new design opportunity for carrier cards. Additional heat management technologies include heat spreader plates plus options such as cooling fins and a fan.

The module sets a new approach for shock and vibration by implementing a SODIMM hold-down mechanism. Soldering down the memory is no longer necessary. A screw-down latch securely fastens the memory in place to prevent it from shaking loose and also serves as a conduction plate to help wick away heat. Removing the latch provides user access to two memory slots that support up to 16 Gbytes of high-speed DDR3L available in 1 x 4 Gbyte, 2 x 4 Gbyte and 2 x 8 Gbyte configurations. Enhanced graphics enable smoother playback of high-quality images. Better power efficiency reduces heat and allows smaller, lighter, more portable designs. Acromag offers a high-performance quad core i7 CPU (2.4 GHz, 47W) and more efficient dual core i5 CPU (1.6 GHz, 25W).

The platform controller hub is Intel’s 8-Series QM87 PCH chipset, which provides faster connectivity and flexibility with integrated I/O technologies. For graphics, the module uses an Intel integrated graphics processor with support for a 3x digital display interface (DVI or DisplayPort) and eDP interface (x2). Audio is supported through an HDA interface. The LAN Port is a Gigabit Ethernet Medium Dependent Interface (MDI). Other I/O interfaces include four SATA III ports (6 Gbit/s), a PEG / general-purpose PCIe x16 interface with bifurcation/trifurcation support, four USB 3.0/2.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports. Users can access the SPI bus, LPC bus, SMBus (system) and I2C (user). There are also four general-purpose outputs and four general-purpose inputs. Security and encryption capabilities are facilitated through use of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM). A variety of model configurations start at $1995.

Acromag, Wixom, MI. 248-624-1541.

[www.acromag.com]