congatec Presents a New COM Express Compact Module Based on Intel® Atom™ E6xx Processor Series

conga-CA6 offers low power consumption with amazing graphics performance, even in the extended temperature range

Nuremberg, Embedded World, March 2, 2011 * * * congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, introduces the conga-CA6 module, which is based on the new Intel® Atom™ E6xx processor series and the Intel® Platform Controller Hub EG20 for COM Express Type 2. All components of this embedded design are specified for the industrial temperature range of -40 to +85°C, making the conga-CA6 an ideal solution for extreme applications.

With a power consumption of less than 5 Watts and a compact size of 95 x 95 mm, the new computer-on-modules are an excellent fit for applications in the medical and automation sector. Long battery life, as a result of optimized power consumption and battery management, equals a direct cost saving factor in portable devices.

Hyperthreading technology allows the logical division of the physical processor core to enable multi-processing across two separate processors. This means that safety-critical applications can run on a real-time operating system with a logical core that is separate from the graphical user interface which, for example, can run on a Windows operating system.

The conga-CA6 module with the Intel® Atom™ processor series E6xx is available as a 600 MHz, 1.0 GHz, 1.3 GHz and 1.6 GHz option with 512KB L2 cache and can access up to 2GB of rugged DDR2-RAM, which has been soldered directly onto the PCB. Memory access, sound and graphics are all integrated directly into the processor, thereby complying with the new Intel® architecture. The new integrated 3D-enabled graphics engine has received a 50 percent performance boost and can accommodate up to a 256 MB frame buffer. The graphics support DirectX 9.0E as well as OpenGL 2.0; video applications benefit from hardware decoding in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4; while graphics output is via 24-Bit LVDS channel or SDVO.

The conga-CA6 also offers an extensive range of connectivity options including up to 3 PCI Express x1 lanes, 2x SATA, PCI bus, EIDE interface, Gigabit Ethernet, High Definition Audio and 6 USB ports. Via the SATA interface, the module offers up to 32 GB of optional onboard flash memory for robust mass storage.

Pricing and Availability

The conga-CA6 module is available immediately and starts at $300 in OEM quantities.

About congatec AG

congatec AG has its US headquarters in San Diego, California. 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 33 million US dollars (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 100 employees and branch offices in the UK, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Israel, Taiwan and the USA. More information is available on our website at www.congatec.us.

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