COM Express Board Hosts Intel® Atom™ E6xxT Series Processor

In sync with the launch of Intel’s latest Atom family members, LiPPERT Embedded Computers introduces the Toucan-TC, a computer on module in COM Express Compact format. Automotive, telecommunication, telematics, medical, traffic and industrial applications are the main targets for this low power board.

Mannheim Germany

LiPPERT expands its range of COM solutions with the “Toucan-TC” COM Express board using the new Intel Atom E6xxTx Series Processors.  The E6xxT series is the first Intel Atom processor-based system-on-a-chip (SOC) for embedded applications. Compared with Intel’s Z5xx processors, graphics performance has been considerably increased. An integrated, hardware-accelerated video encoder allows completely new applications. The new processors are available in speed grades of 0.6, 1.0, 1.3, and 1.6 GHz and have, depending on that speed, a Thermal Design Power (TDP) ranging from just 2.7 to 3.9 watts. These low values make the Toucan-TC an excellent choice for applications where low power consumption is an essential requirement.

The highly integrated SOC uses PCI Express (PCIe) as the chipset interface, which means the processor can pair up with any PCIe-compliant device such as a proprietary ASIC, FPGA or application specific I/O hubs. A combination of this SOC with the Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20T is called Queensbay platform by Intel. Built in the small COM Express Compact form factor of 95 x 95 mm, the Toucan-TC embedded PC module takes advantage of the Queensbay platform and features:

  • Intel Atom E6xxT from 0.6 GHz to 1.6 GHz
  • Max 2 GB of soldered DDR2 Memory
  • On Board SSD (optional) 2-64 GB
  • SDVO and LVDS graphics interface
  • 3 SATA ports
  • 1 PATA port
  • 5 PCIe x1 ports
  • 7 USB 2.0 ports (including a client port)
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Micro-SD Card Slot
  • CAN-bus and four UART ports on mechanically lockable option connectors for (requiring external transceivers)

In addition to the COM Express features, the Toucan-TC offers a Fail-Safe BIOS function, an optional solid-state drive (up to 64 GB), a µSD card slot and comprehensive condition monitoring. The Fail-Safe BIOS functionality allows secure remote BIOS flash upgrade, while the Condition Monitoring (LEMT), available on all new products from LiPPERT, provides numerous additional software functions. LEMT comes with a programming interface in source code. As a special feature of the Toucan-TC, the user can determine in real time the current consumption and thus the power requirements for different operating states of the CPU.

Like all products made by LiPPERT, the Toucan-TC is optionally available in the extended temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C. Cooling is supported with a suitable heat spreader. All memory is soldered to the board, in order to achieve high levels of shock and vibration resistance.

 As a member of Intel’s Early- Leader-Access Program, LiPPERT Embedded Computers was able to develop the Toucan-TC just in time to meet Intel’s product launch timeline. Thus, developers can use the new processor as soon as it becomes available in quantity.

About LiPPERT Embedded Computers

LiPPERT Embedded Computers is a leading global provider of modular, rugged, high quality, embedded computing solutions for OEMs and Systems Integrators. LiPPERT's mission is to provide time saving solutions for embedded systems designers that accelerate the product deployment process. Supporting a broad range of open embedded standards such as several PC/104 family derivates, COM-Express and mini-ITX,  LiPPERT also invented the  latest small form factor embedded Standard CoreExpress®. With a strong focus on developing and specifying their products for extreme temperature and shock environments LiPPERT enables customers to obtain all the benefits of an off-the-shelf CPU solution even in uncommon applications. The company is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany. Customers in the USA and Canada are supported by a sales office in Atlanta, Georgia. System integrators and sales partners handle sales for the rest of the world.

For more information about LiPPERT visit www.lippertembedded.com or e-mail info@lippertembedded.com.

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