Congatec has developed credit card sized computer module
Congatec has developed credit card sized computer module meeting SMARC 2.0 specification. Computer module is based on new 14nm Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium chips. The new board comes with pre-integrated on board wireless interfaces for IoT connectivity.
Congatec CEO Jason Carlson is very pleased with the first SMARC 2.0 product: "As editors of the SMARC 2.0 specification, we have put a lot of know-how and commitment in the development of this new SGET specification. Now this commitment is bearing first fruits: The conga-SA5 is our first product for this new standard. We are proud to have succeeded in releasing it after the short period from June to October - possibly as the first company worldwide - in time for the launch of the new 14nm Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium processors. However, what is even more important for us is that we are also able to offer our customers the opportunity of a particularly fast time-to-market."
Congatec announced that it is going to launch first SMARC 2.0 starter kits sometime in the near future. Since, it is going to be a limited edition, company advices to preorder now itself.
Free revision checks for existing SMARC 1.1 carrier board designs can also be ordered now.
Further technical details:
1. The Conga-SA5 SMARC 2.0 modules supports Intel Atom processors such as x5-E3930, x5-E3940 and x7-E3950 for the extended temperature of -40° C to +85° C, or with the Intel Celeron N3350 or quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 processors.
2. All processors integrates latest Intel Gen 9 graphics for up to three high resolution 4k displays which can be connected via dual channel LVDS, eDP, DP++ or MIPI DSI.
3. Modules provide up to 8 GB high bandwidth LPDDR4 RAM with up to 2400 MT/s.
The wireless modules are of fast 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual band WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac plus Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) as well as additional NFC functionality.
The board offers 2x Gigabit Ethernet with hardware-based real-time support via Precision Time Protocol (PTP) up to 128 GB non-volatile storage is also available on the module with the powerful eMMC 5.0 interface. To have an additional storage, there is one 6 Gbps SATA and SDIO. Other interface include 4 PCIe lanes, 2x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0., 2x SPI, 4x COM and two MIPI CSI camera inputs. Audio signals are carried via HDA.
The software supported is Windows 10, including the complete Windows 10 IoT range and Android for mobile applications.