Motherboards based on 5th gen Intel Core processors

6th January 2015
Nat Bowers

Expanding the company's product range with the 5th gen Intel Core processor platform, congatec has introduced COM Express modules and Thin Mini-ITX motherboards based on the Intel Core i7-5650U, i5-5350U and i3-5010U. Featuring a low power consumption of just 15W TDP, the 5th gen processor is designed to provide excellent graphics and support IoT solutions, while maintaining backwards compatibility.

Built on Intel’s 14nm process technology, the processors' Intel HD Graphics 5500 and 6000 deliver stunning and responsive visuals including Ultra HD 4k display and additional codec support. Enhanced security and manageability features help to drive down total cost and risk, protecting data and preventing malware threats.

The COM Express compact Type 6 module, conga-TC97, includes eight USB ports (of which two support USB 3.0 SuperSpeed), four PCI Express 2.0 lanes, four SATA ports with up to 6Gb/s, RAID support and a Gigabit Ethernet interface enable fast and flexible system extensions.

The conga-IC97 Thin Mini-ITX motherboard measures 25mm in height with I/O shield, enabling flat housings, such as those required for panel PCs. Four USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports are directly available on the I/O shield. Two 5Gb/s PCI Express 2.0 lanes can be used as mPCIe Half Size and PCIe Full Size shared with PCIe x1 and mSATA. Fast and flexible system extensions are possible thanks to four SATA interfaces with up to 6Gb/s plus one mini PCIe. Two Intel I210 Gigabit Ethernet controllers each provide one Gigabit Ethernet LAN access via the two RJ45 sockets.

Both embedded computers allow the connection of up to three independent display interfaces via HDMI 1.4, LVDS and embedded DisplayPort. When using DisplayPort 1.2, the individual displays can be daisy chained to take advantage of simple wiring. Native USB 3.0 support provides fast data transmission with low power consumption. The two SODIMM sockets can be equipped with up to 16GB SODIMM DDR3L memory.

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