Rutronik is now stocking the SOM-6894, a new COM Express 2.1 Compact Module in Type 6 pin-out module board from Advantech. It has been designed with the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7-4650U vPro, i5-4300U vPro, i3-4010U processors, the Intel Celeron processor 2980U which integrates the CPU and PCH onto one single chip, resulting in lower power consumption but better CPU and GT3, GT2 and GT1 graphics performance.
The module features up to 16GB of DDR3L 1600MHz non-ECC unbuffered memory and it takes up around 24% less space and gives a 15% CPU performance increase. The new module delivers similar performance but has a lower 15W Thermal Design Power (TDP) rating compared with the Intel 3rd generation Core i7 COM Express Basic modules. As a result it provides more flexibility and options for customers to design their carrier boards.
This module is intended for applications with high graphic requirements and multiple display connectivity, e.g. medical, digital signage, automation and surveillance applications.
Thanks to the latest Intel HD graphics with DX 11.1, OGL 3.2, OCL 1.2 support, the SOM-6894 delivers a 30% better graphics performance than previous versions. In addition, it supports dual and triple independent displays for even better media and display capabilities. It also supports 18- or 24-bit LVDS, HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort as well as four PCIe x1,four SATAII, two USB3.0, eight USB2.0, GbE, LPC, SMBus and I²C Bus.
Furthermore, the SOM-6894 supports Advantech iManager 2.0 that provides a valuable suite of programmable APIs such as multi-level watchdog and hardware monitor. The iManager ensures that functions operate even if the operating system fails, helping enhance system stability and compatibility, and reducing effort on carrier board design and platform migration.