Computer on modules have built in cloud functionality

Space-constrained systems in industrial automation and data communications can be built with the Adlink Express-BD7 computer on modules (COMs) with built-in cloud functionality, now available from Mouser Electronics.

Adlink Technology is a premier member of the Intel Internet of Things Solution Alliance. It’s Express-BD7 COMs help engineers build virtualisation, edge computing or other numerical applications, that require high-density CPU cores balanced by reasonable power consumption, explains Mouser.

The COMs are designed around the Intel Xeon processor D and Intel Pentium processor D system on chip (SoCs) and based on the latest PICMG COM Express 3.0 specification with Type 7 pinout. The Type 7 pinout removes graphics support, available in Type 6 and replaces it with up to four 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports and an additional eight PCIe ports to provide a total of up to 32 PCIe lanes.

The Express-BD7 has dual-stacked SODIMM sockets supporting up to 32Gbytes of DDR4 ECC (or non-ECC) memory, and interface options include USB 3.0/2.0 ports and SATA 6 Gbits per second ports with support for SMBus and I2C. The module also features built-in Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) cloud functionality, which enables remote monitoring, autonomous status analysis, custom data collection, and initiation of appropriate actions in distributed devices. All collected data, including sensor measurements and management commands, are available from any place, at any time via encrypted data connection.

The Express-BD7 COM is supported by the Adlink COM Express Type 7 Starter Kit Plus, which includes everything needed to design and develop COM Express systems based on Type 7 modules.

Mouser claims to stock the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

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