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Congatec rolls 22nm Atom powered Qseven modules

Posted: 14 Oct 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Congatec has rolled out its first conga-QA3 Qseven module based on Intel's 22nm Atom E3845 processor. The company's modules are fitted with ceramic capacitors, preparing them for industrial mobile applications in harsh environments. Added features include an ample L2 cache which can be shared by multiple cores, and a much faster Intel HD graphics unit compared with the previous generation.

The conga-QA3 comes in five different Intel Atom processor-based versions (formerly codenamed "Bay Trail") for high scalability. It ranges from the entry-level single-core E3815 with 1.46GHz and a low power consumption of 5W, up to the quad-core E3845 with 1.91GHz and 10W.

The modules support Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) set, which is more relevant than ever in practical application. This allows developers to offload particularly compute-intensive packaging and encryption routines of the well-known cryptographic algorithm AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) into hardware, thereby enabling high performance encryption without putting a significant burden on the CPU cores.


Congatec's conga-QA3 Qseven module.

The Qseven modules are each equipped with 2Gb of DDR3L memory and up to 16Gb eMMC 4.5 for mass storage. Depending on which processor is used, versions with 8GB of RAM are available. The integrated graphics are significantly more powerful than the previous model and support DirectX 11, OpenGL 3, OpenCL 1.2 and high-performance, flexible hardware decoding to decode even multiple high-resolution full HD videos in parallel.

Up to 2,560x1,600 pixels with DisplayPort and 1,920x1,200 pixels with HDMI are natively supported in the processor. It is also possible to connect up to two independent display interfaces via 2x 24bit LVDS.

With native USB 3.0 support, the modules achieve fast data transmission with low power consumption. One of the five provided USB 2.0 ports is executed as USB 3.0 SuperSpeed.

Three PCI Express 2.0 lanes and two SATA interfaces with up to 3Gb/s enable fast and flexible system extensions. The Ethernet Controller I210 guarantees the best software compatibility. Completing the feature set are: MIPI camera interface, I2C bus, LPC bus for easy integration of legacy I/O interfaces and Intel High Definition Audio.

- Nick Flaherty
??EE Times Europe

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