Avnet Embedded, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of embedded products and technologies for industrial applications and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc., presents five Computer-on-Module products (COMs) based on Intel’s new Atom generation, previously codenamed “Apollo Lake”. The Atom, Pentium and Celeron processors will be made available on two COM Express modules (Compact Type 6 and Mini Type 10), one Qseven module and two SMARC products (Full Size 82 x 80 mm and Short Size 82 x 50 mm), and will greatly enhance and complement the Avnet Embedded portfolio of computer modules in all popular form factors.
The new E3900 series of Apollo Lake processors is manufactured in 14nm technology and provides better computing and graphics/video performance than its predecessors, at very low power consumption. The incorporation of the Intel Gen 9 graphics subsystem from the 6th generation of Core processors improves support for 4k graphics resolution drastically. Up to three independent graphics outputs can be driven, and the chips support DirectX 1.2, Open CL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.2. The built-in security engine provides a high degree of security while the optional Error Correcting Code (ECC) greatly improves data integrity.
On the new COM modules, Avnet Embedded supports the three Atom processors E3950 (QC, 1.6/2.0GHz, 12W), E3940 (QC, 1.6/1.8GHz, 9W) and E3930 (DC, 1.3/1.8GHz, 6W) as well as the Pentium N4200 (QC, 2.5GHz burst, 6W) and the Celeron N3350 (DC, 2.3GHz burst, 6W). Modules based on the Atom processors for use within an industrial temperature range are also available.
Manufactured by MSC Technologies in Germany, the first engineering samples of the COM Express Compact Type 6 module MSC C6C-AL and the Qseven module MSC Q7-AL are available immediately, while the COM Express Mini Type 10 module MSC C10M-AL and the full-size SMARC module MSC SM2F-AL are scheduled for the end of the year. The Small-Size variant MSC SM2S-AL will follow suit in the first quarter of 2017. This SMARC module targets space-constrained applications and comes with an economic feature list suited for limited budgets.
Tim Jensen, business development director at Avnet Embedded EMEA said, “We consider Intel’s Apollo Lake family of Atom processors the next milestone for the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Factory Automation, Medical, Home Automation and Digital Signage. Therefore we have designed Apollo-Lake-based products for all major module formats, aiming at protecting the investment of our customers and assuring long-term availability for them.”