Power on demand: congatec presents new COM Express modules

congatec Offers Industry’s Widest Range of Intel-Based COM Express Solutions

San Diego, California, May 25, 2010   * * *   Three new modules from congatec have been added to the congatec-AG COM Express family and, as with previous models, offer the full scalability of a new CPU platform. They are 100% image compatible and have a common software driver, which facilitates integration into various systems. In all, there are a total of thirteen module variants now available for conga-CS45, conga-BS45 and conga-BM45.

“With these three new modules congatec is continuing to provide the great interchangeability and scalability that we have gained a reputation for,” stated Ron Mazza, general manager of congatec US. “In addition, with these new products congatec now offers the widest range of Intel-based COM Express solutions in the industry and is in a great position for growth as consumer electronic products become smaller and more mobile.“

New Product Specifications

The smallest version in this product family is the conga-CS45 COM Express Compact module with an Intel® Celeron® M 723 processor and  an Intel® GS45 chipset. With 1.2 GHz and a 1 MB L2 cache, this ultra low voltage processor model provides sufficient performance for a range of applications. It supports up to 4 GB DDR3 SO-DIMM memory. Due to its compact 95x95 mm size, the conga-CS45 is predestined for mobile applications such as ruggedized handhelds. In the laboratory with SiSoft Sandra in Dhrystone ALU mode it achieves 7342 MIPS with a power consumption of 10 watts.

A higher performance model that still only requires low power, is the conga-BS45 module (95 x 125 mm) with an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo SU9300 processor, 1.2 GHz, 3MB L2 cache and the Intel® GS45 chipset with support for up to 8 GB DDR3 Dual Channel memory. In a direct comparison with the conga-CS45 in the laboratory, it achieved 9740 MIPS with a TDP of 10 watts. The corresponding dual core application could, for example, be an automation control station with real-time visualization in which hyper threading technology enables each core to run its own independent operating system.

The high-end module is the conga-BM45 (95 x 125 mm) with the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9400 processor, 2.53GHz, 6MB L2 cache and the Intel® GM45 chipset. The computer-on-module (COM) provides the required processor and graphics performance for performance-hungry gaming systems, for example, and can be equipped with up to 8 GB DDR3 Dual Channel memory. In the laboratory it achieved an impressive 23,366 23,366 MIPS with a TDP of 35 watts.
All COM Express modules in the “45” series offer great performance and considerable graphics flexibility. The two independent graphics pipelines can be used for 2x24 bit LVDS, SDVO, TV-Out, analogue VGA as well as new interfaces such as DisplayPort and HDMI.

Pricing and Availability

All COM Express modules are now available in series production volumes. Sample pricing ranges between $500 - $1,000US.

About congatec AG

congatec AG has its head office in Deggendorf, Germany. It is an innovative business that specializes in the development and marketing of industrial computer modules using the standard form factors Qseven, COM Express, XTX and ETX. With this focus and annual revenue of 26 million euros (2009), congatec is today a leading manufacturer in this field. The company’s products can be used in a variety of industries and applications, such as industrial automation, medical technology, automotive supplies, aerospace and transportation. Core knowledge and technical know-how includes unique extended BIOS features as well as comprehensive driver and board support packages. Following the design-in phase, customers are given support via extensive product lifecycle management. The company’s products are manufactured by specialist service providers in accordance with modern quality standards. congatec currently has 80 employees and has branch offices in Plzeň and Brno/Czech Republic, Taipei/Taiwan and San Diego/USA. More information is available on our website at www.congatec.us

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