COM Express eval carrier board supports 10GbE to accelerates development

To speed up time-to-market for OEMs and ODMs, Portwell has introduced the PCOM-C700 Type 7 COM Express evaluation carrier board.

The PCOM-C700 features four 10GbE, NC-SI interface, up to 32 PCIe lanes, console redirect, BMC, SATA interfaces and TPM socket.

The board enables the most cost-efficient testing for design and performance upgrades across all existing and new generations of COM Express module-based products, claims the company. Technical documentation for COM Express modules, carrier boards, starter kits, design guides and circuit schematics are provided.

Using a server-grade platform can improve performance and energy efficiency, enabling operators to execute upgrades simply by exchanging standardised modules instead of complete server motherboards.

Managing projects with shorter time frames leads to time pressure, explains the company. Portwell Type 7 modules can improve the design efficiency of a variety of embedded and IoT server designs in harsh industrial environments, where space is restricted. They also provide dedicated high-bandwidth interfaces to connect the various controls in industrial automation and control systems.

Portwell’s COM Express Type 7 module portfolio offers customers an opportunity to evaluate the latest generation of modular-based computing designs. These designs deliver server-grade performance and functionality powered by Intel Xeon D processors as well as the four 10GbE. The COM Express Type 7 carrier comes with a complete set of standard interfaces, minimising installation efforts for Portwell Type 7 modules. The company also offers a carrier reference design to reduce development costs and design time.

Board size is 304.8 x 243.8mm. The PICMG COM Express 3.0-compliant board incorporates the Type 7 pin mapping into the new generation carrier board in the ATX format. Portwell also offers module-based solutions for cloud computing and edge servers, as well as any kind of data centre servers tasked with delivering improved performance system at lower prices.

Portwell is an Associate member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance.

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