congatec bases CoM on 8th Gen Intel Xeon and Intel Core processors

congatec offers the conga-TS370 COM Express Type 6 computer-on-module (CoM) based on the just-launched 8th Generation Embedded Intel Xeon and Intel Core processors (codename Coffee Lake H).

According to congatec, they elevate the 35 to 45W thermal design power (TDP) class of COM Express Type 6 modules’ computing capability, by offering up to six cores, 12 threads and a turbo boost of up to 4.4GHz. They can also drive up to three independent 4k UHD displays.

Initial tests from congatec indicate that these six-core modules offer between 45 to 50 per cent more multi-thread and 15 to 25 per cent more single-thread performance, compared to 7th Gen Intel Core processor-based variants. At a given TPD, system designs achieve higher bandwidth at overall lower power consumption, for higher system efficiency, claims congatec. Target applications are high performance embedded and mobile systems, industrial and medical workstations, storage servers and cloud workstations, as well as media transcoding and edge computing cores.

The modules has have extended long-term availability of 10 years minimum, high bandwidth I/Os and Intel Optane memory support. Enhanced security features include Intel Software Guard extensions, Trusted Execution Engine and Intel Platform Trust Technology.

The new conga-TS370 COM Express Basic Type 6 CoM is available with six-core Intel Xeon and Intel Core i7 processors, or quad core Intel Core i5 processors in a 35 to 45W configurable TDP (cTDP) range, and up to 32Gbyte DDR4 2666 memory with an error correction code (ECC) option. The integrated Intel UHD630 graphics supports up to three independent 4k displays with up to 60Hz via DP 1.4 , HDMI, eDP and LVDS.

For the first time, says congatec, designers can switch from eDP to LVDS using software alone, without any hardware change. The modules have high bandwidth I/Os including four USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbit per second), eight USB 2.0 and one PEG and eight PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes for powerful system extensions including Intel Optane memory.

All common Linux operating systems as well as the 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows 10 IoT are executable.

There is a range of accessories available, as well as standardised or customised carrier boards and systems.

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