COM Express Module with new Quad and Dual Core Processors

17th February 2011
Posted By : ES Admin
COM Express Module with new Quad and Dual Core Processors
The compact MSC CXB-6S COM Express module family from MSC Vertriebs GmbH offers a leap forward in computing power, graphics and video performance. The CoM boards - in the basic form factor of 125 mm x 95 mm - are based on the second generation Intel® Core™ processors, manufactured in 32 nm technology. These new Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 CPUs with two or four cores have recently been announced for the consumer market (laptops) and at the same time they are becoming available for embedded applications as well.

The first product of the MSC CXB-6S module family is equipped with the Intel® Core™ i7-2715QE quad core processor that is clocked at 2.1 GHz and usese an integrated 6 MB L2 cache. The specified thermal dissipation power (TDP) of the CPU is 45 W. Besides other new features the quad core processor supports Intel® Active Management Technology AMT 7.0, Intel® 64, Intel® Virtualization Technology, VT-d Virtualized I/O Support, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology, Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions. to the implemented Enhanced Processor Core Turbo Boost Technology, individual cores can be temporarily over-clocked in order to increase the performance.

For the first time, the Intel® HD Graphics 3000 graphics controller on the processor die penetrates the performance range of discrete graphics controllers and offers a significantly better graphics acceleration. Besides Accelerated Full HD Video Encoding and Decoding, DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0 are also supported. In addition, the Graphics Turbo Boost Technology provides an excellent graphics performance. Thanks to its high computing and graphics performance, the MSC CXB-6S module family is particularly suitable for demanding applications with 3D graphics, high-resolution videos and for the control of large high resolution displays.

The MSC CXB-6S module with quad-core CPU uses the Intel® QM67 chipset. Fast dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM modules (two SO-DIMM sockets) - each with a maximum capacity of 8 GB - also ensure high computing power and at the same time low power consumption.

The COM Express™ module family offers six PCI Express™ x1 channels, a PCI Express™ Graphics (PEG) x16 interface, the classical 32 Bit PCI bus, eight USB 2.0 ports, HD audio and Gbit-Ethernet. In addition to the common VGA and LVDS interfaces , Display Port and HDMI interfaces with a resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels can be multiplexed on the PEG lanes for the connection of high resolution displays. Data can be stored via four SATA II channels with up to 300 MB/s, an enhanced IDE port or on an optionally available 4 GB NAND flash SSD.

The powerful platform runs under the operating systems Windows® 7, Windows® XP (embedded) and Linux. The AMI UEFI BIOS has been implemented on the modules. For evaluation and design-in MSC supplies universal baseboards. Furthermore MSC offers the design service for application-specific motherboards. Special starter kits for Linux are available on request.

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