Feature-Rich COM Express Module with Fourth Generation Core Processor

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An advanced COM Express Type 6 module adopts the fourth generation Intel Core processor (formerly codenamed Haswell) and delivers breakthrough CPU performance, stunning graphics and improved security functions. The Express-HL from Adlink Technology is among the first products in an array of industrial embedded systems delivering the computing power of Intel’s newest generation Core processor family. The new module is well suited for intelligent systems innovations in a variety of market segments, such as retail, medicine, gaming, transportation, defense, communications and industrial automation.

The Adlink Express-HL adopts the PICMG COM.0 rev 2.1 form factor with Type 6 pin-out, a pin-out specification enabling a robust feature set, which—with the introduction of the fourth generation Intel Core processor family—can be fully utilized. The Express-HL supports the fourth generation Intel Core 2- and 4-core mobile processors (i7/i5) with the Mobile Intel QM87 Express Chipset and up to 16 Gbyte dual channel DDR3L SDRAM at 1600 MHz system memory. The fourth generation Core processors also offer a huge performance gain for floating-point-intensive computations by adding new instructions to Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX); these advanced instructions are especially beneficial for digital signal and image processing applications, such as medical imaging or radar.

To fully tap the benefits of 4th generation Intel Core processors, the Express-HL provides rich image output options, including LVDS, analog VGA, and multiple DDI (for DP or HDMI) originating directly from the CPU to provide a considerable increase in bandwidth and resolution over the previous generation Core processor. The new module can support three independent displays, all of which can be DDI (compared to past generation processor requirements of CRT/DDI or LVDS/DDI combinations), and a PCIe x16 port is available for external video cards. The Express-HL also provides a full set of high-speed I/O interfaces—with seven PCIE x1, four USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports, as well as four SATA-III (6 Gbyte) ports.

The Express-HL module is provided with a Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) controller, which monitors BIOS, power, temperature, watchdog and board information. The module also supports a wide voltage input range of 8.5V~20V, and an operating temperature range from -40° to +85°C.

ADLINK Technology, San Jose, CA. (408) 360-0222.