COM Express module delivers responses for medical systems

Based on the latest Intel Core and Intel Q170, H110 and C236 Express chipset, the PCOM-B642VG, Type 6 COM Express Basic module has been announced by Portwell.

The module measure 125 x 95mm and is based on the seventh generation Intel Core desktop processor, (codenamed Kaby Lake-S). It is the second module from the company with desktop CPU, claimed to offer higher computing power but lower cost compared to mobile solutions.

The module supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology via Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Intel vPro Technology via Q170 chipset for remote capabilities and Intel Hyper-threading Technology via Intel Core i7 processors. The Core processor boosts IoT designs from the edge to the cloud, with Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions), Intel MPX (Memory Guard Extensions), additional HSIO (High Speed Input/Output) with increased flexibility, and expanded HW/GPU accelerated codec support. Graphics performance is enhanced with Ultra HD 4K display across three independent displays, as well as faster 3D and video playback capability. It supports three independent displays, DP (DisplayPort), VGA and eDP. Improved security and reduced manageability cost make the module suitable for medical healthcare systems, military equipment, retail systems and IoT design, says the company. 

There is support for up to 32Gbyte ECC (supported by C236 chipset only) and non-ECC DDR4 up to 2400MHz on two 288pin SODIMM sockets. The expansion interface supports one PCI Express x16 Gen3 (8.0GT/s) for enhanced video performance, 1.6 times faster than the previous Gen2 (5.0GT/s), and eight PCI Express x1 Gen3 (8.0 GT/s). 

The module runs with a low TDP CPU (35W).


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