New COM Express module ideal for applications in micro servers requiring low power consumption

20-07-2017 | Portwell | Subs & Systems

Portwell has released the PCOM-B700G, a COM Express 3.0 Type 7 Basic Module (125mm x 95mm) based on the Intel Xeon processor D-1500 product family (codenamed Broadwell-DE). The device is designed according to the new COM Express Type 7 standard. The module optimizes value models and service levels by running network applications securely and reliably on virtualization-optimized platforms. In addition to this device there is also a Type 7 evaluation carrier board, PCOM-C700.

The new COM Express Type 7 standard is a new specification with backward compatibility to the existing Type 6 pinout. While the focus of Type 6 is on display-oriented applications with support for audio and video interfaces, the Type 7 pinout definition is designed for applications that do not require graphics support. Specifically, the COM Express® 3.0 specification's Type 7 pinout, when compared to the Type 6 pinout, trades all the graphics interfaces for up to four 10GbE ports, and a total of 32 PCIe lanes. This makes it ideal for applications in micro server and the like that require low power consumption while supporting high computing performance and communication throughput.

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