The video wall system reference board released by congatec AG
offers up to nine independent DisplayPort connectors in combination with
an MXM graphics module and a COM Express CPU module.
Both are equipped with AMD technology and provide
concentrated graphics and computing power. The video wall baseboard
reference platform is based on the new COM Express specification 2.1 for
Pin-out Type 6 making it ideal for new designs. Displays can also be
connected via additional VGA or LVDS ports. Besides graphical
interfaces, the new video wall baseboard includes a wide range of
important ports for embedded applications such as 2x Gbit Ethernet, 4x
SATA, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, High Definition
Audio and a 19V power supply for standard notebooks. For mass storage, a
2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD can be mounted directly on the baseboard.
The baseboard also comes with an RF4CE (ZigBee) receiver enabling remote
As an option, developers can integrate an additional graphics unit via a complete MXM 3.0 module.
It is plugged into the appropriate socket on the video wall baseboard using a 314-pin connector and communicates with the computer
module via PCI Express Graphics (PEG 2.0). This makes it easy to change
the graphics solution later on. Developers can upgrade the integrated
graphics and computing power of the COM Express module by adding the
graphics or processing power of the dedicated MXM module. Three panels
are addressed via the computer module, the remaining six via the MXM
graphics unit. The AMD Radeon E6760 GPU MXM module when used with the
AMD Embedded R Series APU-based conga-TFS, provides the ultimate in
graphics performance. The integrated graphics core of the conga-TFS
supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.2 for fast 2D and 3D imaging. A 3rd
generation hardware Universal Video Decoder provides seamless processing
of H.264, VC-1, MPEG4 Part 2 and MPEG2 video streams. The available
graphics interfaces include VGA and 18/24Bit single/dual channel LVDS.
Visit congatec AG at www.congatec.com
This article originally appeared in EE Times Europe.