MSC Vertriebs GmbH presents its first embedded module Q7-US15W in the compact form factor 70 mm x 70 mm based on the open Qseven[tm] standard. The embedded computing specialist is thereby among the first companies to offer a product compliant with the Qseven[tm] specification, which was first defined at the beginning of this year. Thanks to its compact dimensions and extremely power saving processor technology, the highly integrated Qseven[tm] module is specifically designed for mobile, battery-operated applications.
The MSC Q7-US15W computer-on-module integrates a power saving Intel® Atom[tm] processor Z530/Z510 with up to 1.6 GHz clock frequency and the mobile Intel® System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W. The maximum power dissipation of the Qseven[tm] module is only 7 W.
The Qseven[tm] form factor defines an Embedded Application Software Interface (EASI) for the watchdog timer, the I²C bus, a LCD backlight controller, the BIOS user storage area and the temperature control.
A wide range of industry standard interfaces – three PCI Express[tm] x1 and two SATA-2 with up to 200 MB/s as well as eight USB 2.0 ports, a 1000 Base-TX Ethernet interface, a High Definition Audio (HDA) interface and a LPC output – are available for connection of external devices. The Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500 integrated in the Controller Hub offers 18/24-bit LVDS and SDVO interfaces for up to 1600 x 1200 pixels.
The Qseven[tm] standard uses MXM connector technology, which has been proven a numerous number of times in laptop computers. The MXM connector is specifically designed for high transmission speeds and only mounted on the motherboard. Thereby, costs can be significantly reduced compared to connector pairs. Moreover, the PCI Express boards in state-of-the-art technology can be produced extremely cost-effectively fully automatic.
The MSC Q7-US15W module requires only one simple 5 V power supply thus making additional power supply circuits on the Qseven[tm] board unnecessary.
If requested, the Qseven[tm] module can be provided with hardware and BIOS based security functions that comply with the requirements of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).
In addition to congatec AG and SECO, MSC Vertriebs GmbH is one of the founder members of the Qseven[tm] consortium, which was formed at the beginning of this year. The open Qseven[tm] standard defines power saving computer-on-modules in the compact form factor 70 mm x 70 mm.
Simultaneously to the presentation of the MSC Q7-US15W embedded module the Qseven[tm] consortium has introduced the Qseven[tm] Design Guide, the Board Support Package for the Embedded Software Application Interface (ESAI) and the Qseven[tm] reference platform for system designers developed by MSC Vertriebs GmbH.
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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