Highest computing power in the compact COM Express[tm]-Format 95 x 95 mm fully compliant to the COM Express[tm] Type 2 specification – these are the highlights of the new module family CXC-GS45 offered by the MSC Vertriebs GmbH. The platform is based on the recently announced devices in small form factor (SFF) from Intel’s Embedded Low Power Roadmap. In conjunction with single-core and dual-core processors built in 45nm technology, the Intel® GS45 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) and the enhanced Intel® I/O Controller Hub (ICH9-M) have been implemented. Performance leaps of up to 300% – compared to the previous platform – are expected to be achieved by means of the new architecture and higher clock speeds of the front-side bus, memory and graphics.
Depending on the customer’s requirements, MSC offers the CXC-GS45 COM Express[tm] platform with different processor types. Full desktop computing performance can be achieved with the Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo SV SP9300 CPU clocked at 2 x 2.26 GHz. The low power version utilizing an Intel® ULV Celeron[tm] 722 (1.20 GHz) with a thermal design power (TDP) of only 5,5 W is perfectly suited for fan-less, compact system designs and industrial applications. Alternatively, modules with the processors Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo LV SL9400 (2 x 1.86 GHz) or Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo ULV SU9300 (2 x 1.20 GHz) are available.
The Intel® GS45 chipset integrates the Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD including Intel’s Clear Video Technology. Driving two displays with different content is supported via the Dual Independent Display Mode. The maximum resolution is 2048 x 1536 pixels. Analog VGA monitors as well as LVDS displays up to 2 x 24-bit can be connected. Other new features are support for DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.0. High quality audio functionality is ensured via the Intel® High Definition Audio interface.
The CXC-GS45 module offers connectivity to eight USB 2.0 ports, a PCI bus, a LPC bus, five PCI Express[tm] x1 lanes and one 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet interface. In addition one PCI Express[tm] x16 (PEG) interface is also provided. Four SATA-2 channels with up to 300 MB/s and an Enhanced IDE port (ATA/UDMA166) are available for data storage. The memory can be expanded up to a capacity of 2 GB via a 200-pin SO-DIMM socket. The module also provides a power connector for a CPU fan allowing simple addition of active cooling units.
The CXC-GS45 COM Express[tm] platform is equipped with hardware and BIOS based security functionality compliant to the requirements of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). In addition to that, the Trusted Platform Module TPM 1.2 SLB 9635 from Infineon and furthermore, the “SecureCore” BIOS from Phoenix Technologies have been integrated.
The powerful modules run under Windows® Vista, Windows® XP (embedded) and Linux operating systems. Additional operating systems can be supported upon request. Evaluation baseboards are available from MSC for development support and design-in. Moreover, MSC offers design services for application-specific motherboards.
About MSC Vertriebs GmbH
MSC Vertriebs GmbH is a European-wide service company in the field of electronic components, board-level products, and customer specific development of industrial hardware. Founded in 1982, the MSC Vertriebs GmbH operates today as a pan-European distributor and manufacturer in a consolidated company with over 1600 employees. Products requiring intensive technical support, such as COM Express[tm], ETX® components, EXM 32, Qseven[tm] and microcontrollers & tools, programmable logic & tools, ASICs, industrial motherboards, power and linear products, displays, optoelectronics, as well as memory modules are our specialty and make MSC one of the leading companies for high-tech solutions. MSC distinguishes itself distinctly from its competitors with its competent applications and development engineers, as well as its design capacity for hardware, ASICs, and BIOS. The regional location to its suppliers and the consistent approach toward new technologies guarantee a high level of competency for its customers.
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