COM Express modules incorporate next generation Intel Core processors

Based on the recently announced 7th generation Intel Core processors (codenamed “Kaby Lake”), the MSC C6C-KLU and MSC C6B-KLH Type 6 COM Express module families from Avnet Embedded are manufactured in 14 nm technology. Like their predecessors they also have a similar architecture but are optimised for higher performance at the same level of power dissipation.

Both families are also available with Intel Celeron and Xeon processors. Designed and manufactured by MSC Technologies, these COM Express modules offer a minimum of a 7-year lifecycle from the date of introduction.

The MSC C6C-KLU COM Express modules in the Compact form factor of 95 mm x 95 mm have a typical power consumption between 17W and 19W and are suited for compact high-end embedded systems. The operating temperature ranges from 0° to 60°C. Avnet Embedded offers four variants with the dual-core processors Intel Core i7-7600U, i5-7300U, i3-7100U, and Intel Celeron 3965U.

The on-chip Intel HD Graphics Gen. 9 supports DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 2x. Hardware-based graphics acceleration and video encoding/decoding complete the feature list. Three independent displays with up to 4k x 2k resolution can be connected. The modules can be equipped with up to 32GB DDR4 memory in two SO-DIMM sockets. An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and an optional Secure Boot BIOS ensure additional security features.

The wide range of modern interfaces includes USB 3.0/2.0 ports, PCI Express™, SATA, and the display interfaces DisplayPort, DVI/HDMI and LVDS or embedded DisplayPort (eDP).

At the top end of Avent’s portfolio is the MSC C6B-KLH Type 6 COM Express module family in the basic form factor of 125 x 95 mm. The boards are offered with Intel Core i7-7820EQ, i5-7440EQ, i5-7442EQ, i3-7100E and i3-7102E with four or two CPU cores or with quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1505Mv6 and E3-1505Lv6.

The typical power consumption is between 35W and 55W depending on the module type. The high-end processor boards operate between 0° to 60 °C.


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