Military Embedded Systems

COM Express SBC tucks neatly into rugged shoeboxes

Product

March 29, 2011

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

Chris A. Cuifo

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

COM Express SBC tucks neatly into rugged shoeboxes

The trend in many military systems is a purpose-built box that fits the required space and I/O ports.

The trend in many military systems is a purpose-built box that fits the required space and I/O ports. This means that what’s inside the box is insignificant – and increasingly, COM Express is what’s so “insignificant.” One perfect example is congatec AG’s conga-CA6 COM Express Type 2 module, based upon Intel’s E6xx Atom and EG20 platform controller hub. Consuming only 5 W at 95 x 95 mm, the COM boasts low battery life and all-rugged components with long-life longevity.

There are four speed grades available for the Atom: 600 MHz, 1.0 GHz, 1.3 GHz, and 1.6 GHz. Each accesses up to 2 GB of directly soldered DDR2 SDRAM. The onboard graphics controller has a 256 MB frame buffer, and Intel has made it 50 percent faster on tasks like DirectX 9.0E, OpenGL 2.0, and MPEG-2/-4. Graphics output is via 24-bit LVDS or SDVO. Other onboard I/O includes 3 PCIe x1, 2x SATA, PCI, EIDE, GbE, High-Def audio, and 6 USB. congatec can equip the conga-CA6 with up to 32 GB of flash memory, accessed via the SATA interface.

 

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