The conga-CCA from congatec Inc. is an entry-level model of the company's Type 2 Pin-out COM Express module range. The new module is available with three different Intel Atom processors: the N2600 with only 3.5W TDP (1M Cache, 1.6 GHz); the N2800 (1M Cache, 1.86 GHz) with 6.5W TDP; and the D2700 (1M Cache, 2.13 GHz) with 10W TDP and up to 4GB single-channel DDR3 memory (1066 MHz). The chipset module, which is based on the Intel NM10, provides improved memory, graphics and display functionalities plus intelligent performance and greater energy efficiency.
The conga-CCA features low power consumption and compact measurements (95 x 95 mm) that make it well suited for applications in medical and automation technology, POS, kiosks, and digital signage. Smart power and battery management guarantee long battery life.
For multi-processing applications with separate processors, hyper-threading enables a logical division of the two physical processor cores into four threads. Thus, the safety-critical application can be kept separate, running on a real-time operating system on a separate logical core while the graphical user interface runs, for example, on a Windows operating system.
The highlight of the COM Express module is the outstanding graphics performance of the integrated Intel GMA 3650 graphics chip. With a clock rate of 640 MHz it is twice as fast as the GPU of the previous Atom generation. In addition to VGA and LVDS, it has two digital display interfaces which can be executed for DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI.
Four PCI Express x1 lanes, two SATA 2.0, eight USB 2.0, and a Gigabit Ethernet interface enable fast and flexible system extensions. Fan control, LPC bus for easy integration of legacy I/O interfaces and Intel High Definition Audio round off the feature set.
The conga-CCA module is equipped with the new embedded firmware solution UEFI.
The congatec board controller provides an extensive embedded PC feature set. Independence from the x86 processor means that functions such as system monitoring or the I²C bus can be executed faster and more reliably, even if the system is in standby mode.
A matching evaluation carrier board for COM Express Type 2 is also available.
Pricing and Availability The conga-CCA is available immediately at prices starting at less than $225 US in evaluation quantities.
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