COM Express and Thin Mini-ITX on 5th generation Intel CoreT processor for industrial needs

06-01-2015 | Congatec | Subs & Systems

Congatec has announced it is expanding its product range with the 5th
generation Intel Core processor platform up to Intel Core i7-5650U on COM
Express Computer-On-Modules and Thin Mini-ITX motherboards. The single-chip
processors feature a low power consumption of just 15W TDP.

Built on Intel's new 14nm process technology, the 5th generation Intel Core
processor is designed to prove excellent graphics and performance,
supporting the next generation of Congatec's COM Express and Thin-Mini-ITX
boards for Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, while maintaining
compatibility with previous generations.

New IntelR HD Graphics 5500 and 6000 delivers stunning and responsive
visuals in 5th generation Intel Core processors, including Ultra HD 4k
display and additional codec support. Enhanced security and manageability
features help to drive down total cost and risk, protecting data and
preventing malware threats.

Both embedded computers allow the connection of up to three independent
display interfaces via HDMI 1.4, LVDS and embedded DisplayPort (eDP). When
using DisplayPort 1.2, the individual displays can be daisy chained to take
advantage of simple wiring. Native USB 3.0 support provides fast data
transmission with low power consumption. The two SODIMM sockets can be
equipped with up to 16 GB SODIMM DDR3L memory.

The strength of the new powerful COM Express compact Type 6 module
conga-TC97 lies in the flexibility and customization for the application. A
total of eight USB ports are provided, two of them support USB 3.0
SuperSpeed. Four PCI Express 2.0 lanes, four SATA ports with up to 6 Gb/s,
RAID support and a Gigabit Ethernet interface enable fast and flexible
system extensions.

With the conga-IC97, Congatec has risen to the challenge of supporting
customers who need high quality single board computers (SBCs) with long-term
availability. The flat design of Thin Mini-ITX - measuring 25mm in height
with I/O shield - enables flat housings, such as those required for panel
PCs. Four USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports are directly available on the I/O shield.
A total of two 5 Gb/s PCI Express 2.0 lanes can be used as mPCIe Half Size
and PCIe Full Size shared with PCIe x1 and mSATA. Fast and flexible system
extensions are possible thanks to four SATA interfaces with up to 6 Gb/s
plus one mini PCIe. Two Intel I210 Gigabit Ethernet controllers each provide
one Gigabit Ethernet LAN access via the two RJ45 sockets. The universal
power source with 12 to 24V complete the feature set, says the company.

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