COM Express and mini-ITX with 5th generation processor
06 January 2015
Congatec introduced the 5th generation Intel Core processor platform 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 Intel 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 16GB SODIMM DDR3L memory.
The strength of the new powerful COM Express compact Type 6 module conga-TC97 lies in the flexibility and customisation 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 6Gb/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 5Gb/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 6Gb/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 24 volts complete the feature set.
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