congatec AG announced that it has extended its COM Express product family with its highest performance module, the conga-BM45. The new module features the latest Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo processor, T9400, with a core speed of 2.53 GHz, 6 MByte L2 cache and up to 8 GByte fast, power-saving DDR3 memory. The conga-BM45 utilizes the powerful Mobile Intel® GM45 Express chipset with integrated Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (Intel® GMA 4500MHD).
The conga-BM45 is equipped with Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo processor T9400 which operates at 2.53 GHz and utilizes 6 MByte L2 cache and a front side bus at 1066 MHz. The module can be equipped with a maximum 8 GByte DDR3 dual channel memory. When comparing this with DDR2 memory, the power consumption of DDR3 is ~20% lower.
The Intel® GMA 4500MHD, which is a chipset integrated graphics controller, supports DirectX10 and hardware decoding for HDTV video streams. In order to reduce power consumption, the clock speed and voltage supply are adapted to the software utilization of the graphics controller.
Depending on the software application the graphics performance of the conga-BM45 can be up to three times faster compared to the same application running on a Mobile Intel® GME965 Express chipset-based platform.
The conga-BM45 has unmatched graphics output flexibility. Both independent graphic pipelines can use either 2×24 Bit LVDS, SDVO, TV-Out, analog VGA or one of the new interfaces DisplayPort and HDMI. The conga-BM45 implements the new VESA standard DisplayID and EPI (Embedded Panel Interface) in parallel allowing for automatic recognition of the attached flat panel display.
Five PCI Express lanes, PCI Express Graphic (PEGx16), eight USB 2.0 ports, four SATA-2 interfaces as well as signals for two ExpressCards allow for fast system extensions. Fan control, LPC bus for slow speed extensions and HDA, a high performance digital audio interface, complete this full feature set.
Consistent low power design and ACPI 3.0-compliant enhanced power management with battery support features enable the conga-BM45 to meet the needs of the ever demanding mobile computing market.
The integrated gigabit Ethernet controller is equipped with Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) 4.0. This enables remote control and management of embedded computer solutions.
Pricing and Availability
The conga-BM45 is available for mass production in Q4 2008. The price will be approximately 900 US$. First engineering samples are available now.
congatec is a young, innovative and experienced manufacturer of embedded computer boards. The highly skilled employees have more than 200-manpower years of experience in the fast growing embedded computer industry. Based in Deggendorf, Germany, the company’s objective is to engineer and market industrial computer modules based on standard form factors. congatec’s products are available for all business segments and industries. Customers can be found in industrial control, medical, automotive supplies, aircraft and transportation fields. Typical applications are machine control, vending machines and visualization terminals. congatec’s main know-how includes the support of our embedded BIOS features, excellent driver support as well as full-featured board support packages. Customers receive complete product lifecycle support starting early during the design-in stage. congatec products are manufactured by specialized contract manufacturers who fulfill the latest quality standards. congatec is an Affiliate Member with the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/eca
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