The conga-CA6 COM Express module from congatec is based on the new Intel Atom E6xx processor series and the Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20 for COM Express Type 2. All components of this embedded design are specified for the industrial temperature range of -40 to +85°C, making the conga-CA6 an ideal solution for extreme applications.
With a power consumption of less than 5 Watts and a compact size of 95 x 95 mm, the new computer-on-module is an excellent fit for applications in the medical and automation sector. Long battery life, as a result of Optimized power consumption and battery management result in long battery life and a direct cost saving factor in portable devices.
Hyperthreading technology allows the logical division of the physical processor core to enable multi-processing across two separate processors. This means that safety-critical applications can run on a real-time operating system with a logical core that is separate from the graphical user interface which, for example, can run on a Windows operating system.
The conga-CA6 is available as a 600 MHz, 1.0 GHz, 1.3 GHz and 1.6 GHz option with 512KB L2 cache and can access up to 2GB of rugged DDR2-RAM, which has been soldered directly onto the PCB. Memory access, sound and graphics are all integrated directly into the processor, thereby complying with the new Intel architecture.
The new integrated 3D-enabled graphics engine has received a 50 percent performance boost and can accommodate up to a 256 MB frame buffer. The graphics support DirectX 9.0E as well as OpenGL 2.0; video applications benefit from hardware decoding in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4; while graphics output is via 24-Bit LVDS channel or SDVO.
The conga-CA6 also offers an extensive range of connectivity options including up to 3 PCI Express x1 lanes, 2x SATA, PCI bus, EIDE interface, Gigabit Ethernet, High Definition Audio and 6 USB ports. Via the SATA interface, the module offers up to 32 GB of optional onboard flash memory for robust mass storage.
Pricing and Availability
The conga-CA6 module is available immediately and starts at $300 in OEM quantities.
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