Express carrier board supports 10Gbe

13th September 2018
Alex Lynn

Innovator for Industrial PC (IPC) and embedded computing solutions, Portwell, and an associate member of the Intel Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Alliance, has announced the launch of PCOM-C700, Type seven COM Express carrier board in its COM Express portfolio. 

With the board size of 304.8x243.8mm, the PICMG COM Express 3.0 compliant board incorporates the Type seven pin mapping into the new generation Carrier board in ATX format. The PCOM-C700 features four 10GbE, NC-SI interface, up to 32 PCIe lanes, console redirect, BMC, SATA interfaces and TPM socket.

Portwell’s new PCOM-C700 enables the most cost-efficient testing for design and performance upgrades across all existing and new generations of COM Express module-based products. The company provides technical documentation for its COM Express modules, carrier boards, starter kits, design guides and circuit schematics. 

Improving their performance and energy efficiency by using a server-grade platform, operators can execute upgrades simply by exchanging standardised modules instead of complete and costly server motherboards. Module-based solutions such as Portwell’s PCOM-B700 are particularly beneficial for cloud computing and edge servers, as well as any kind of data centre servers tasked with delivering improved performance system at lower prices. 

Frederic Wang, Portwell Director of Product Management, stated: “In embedded applications, customers face the challenge to constantly manage more projects within a given or even shorter time frame. This leads to massive time pressures for executing each project. Portwell Type seven modules can improve the design efficiency of a variety of embedded and IoT server designs in harsh industrial environments, where space is restricted, and dedicated high-bandwidth interfaces to connect the various controls in industrial automation and control systems.” 

Portwell’s COM Express Type seven module portfolio offers customers an opportunity to evaluate the latest generation of modular-based computing designs. These designs deliver server-grade performance and functionality powered by Intel Xeon D processors as well as 4x 10 GbE. The COM Express Type seven carrier comes with a complete set of standard interfaces, minimising installation efforts for Portwell Type seven modules. 

Wang added: “We also offer a carrier reference design to customers in order to reduce their development costs, design time and ensure a faster time-to-market for new products.”

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