Avnet Integrated Solutions (MSC Technologies) has introduced a COM Express module (MSC C6B-CFLH) that features Intel Core-i7, Core-i5 and Xeon processors. They are designed to provide more processing power for target applications like medical, gaming, in-broadcasting and also in-media production equipment, video surveillance, traffic enforcement and for toll collect systems. Based on the newly-announced 8th generation Intel Core processors, codenamed “Coffee Lake”, Intel’s new generation introduces six core processors and delivers considerably higher computing and graphics performance but at a similar power dissipation level to the previous 7th generation.
Engineering samples of the COM Express module (MSC C6B-CFLH) will be available in the 2nd quarter 2018 from Avnet Integrated Solutions. Like similar products, these new modules with Intel’s 8th generation Core processors come with a 15-year lifecycle from the date of introduction, and are designed and produced in Germany.
The MSC C6B-CFLH Type 6 COM Express modules in the “Basic” form factor of 125 mm x 95 mm round off the top end of the MSC product portfolio. The boards are offered with three processor variants: Intel Core i7-8850H with 6 CPU cores / 12 threads, i5-8400H with 4 CPU cores / 8 threads, and Intel Xeon E-2176M with 6 CPU cores / 12 threads. A total of up to 32Gbytes of DDR4-2666 DRAM can be inserted in the two SO-DIMM memory module slots on the modules.
For the Xeon-based module, security-enhanced ECC memory is supported by the use of corresponding ECC memory modules. The maximum power consumption of the modules falls between 35 W and 55 W depending on the usage model. The high-end processor boards operate between 0 and 60 °C. The processors integrate the powerful Intel UHD Graphics, and they are accompanied by the Intel QM370 or C246 Chipsets (PCH).
The integrated graphics controller allows triple independent display of max. 4k resolution each, and comes with hardware-based video encoding and decoding up to 4k. DirectX 11.3/12 are supported as well as Open CL 1.2/2.0/2.1 and OpenGL 4.3/4.4/4.5. The COM Express modules feature 3x DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI outputs as well as eDP/LVDS, 8x PCI Express Gen 3 x1 lanes and one PEG x16 Gen 3 interface. 4x SATA 6Gb/s, 4x USB 3.0 Gen 1 and 4x USB 2.0 are available plus the TPM 2.0 device for security and encryption.
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