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COM Express module achieves up to 23,366 MIPS

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:COM module? computer-on-module? SO-DIMM memory?

congatec-AG COM Express

congatec has extended its congatec-AG COM Express family with three new modulesconga-CS45, conga-BS45 and conga-BM45offering now a total of thirteen module variants. The new modules are 100 percent image compatible and have a common software driver, which facilitates integration into various systems.

The smallest version in this product family is the conga-CS45 COM Express compact module with an Intel Celeron M 723 processor and an Intel GS45 chipset. With 1.2GHz and a 1 MB L2 cache, this ultralow-voltage processor model provides sufficient performance for a range of applications. It supports up to 4Gbyte DDR3 SO-DIMM memory. Due to its compact 95mm x 95mm size, the conga-CS45 is targeted for mobile applications such as ruggedized handhelds. In the laboratory, with SiSoft Sandra in Dhrystone ALU mode, it achieves 7342 MIPS with a power consumption of 10W.

A higher performance model that still has low power requirements, the conga-BS45 module (95mm x 125mm) has an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 processor, 1.2GHz, 3Mbyte L2 cache and the Intel GS45 chipset with support for up to 8Gbyte DDR3 dual-channel memory. In a direct comparison with the conga-CS45 in the laboratory, it achieved 9740 MIPS with a TDP of 10W. The corresponding dual core application could, for example, be an automation control station with real-time visualization in which hyper-threading technology enables each core to run its own independent OS.

The high-end module is the conga-BM45 (95mm x 125mm) with the Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor, 2.53GHz, 6Mbyte L2 cache and the Intel GM45 chipset. The computer-on-module (COM) provides the required processor and graphics performance for performance-hungry applications such as gaming systems, and can be equipped with up to 8Gbyte DDR3 dual-channel memory. In the laboratory it achieved a 23,366 MIPS with a TDP of 35W.

All COM Express modules in the 45 series offer great performance and considerable graphics flexibility. The two independent graphics pipelines can be used for 2x24 bit LVDS, SDVO, TV-Out, and analog VGA as well as new interfaces such as DisplayPort and HDMI.

All COM Express modules are now available in series production volumes. Sample pricing ranges between $500 to $1,000.

- Toni McConnel

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