MSC Presents Cost-Efficient COM Express(TM) Type 6 Modules With Celeron CPUs

SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSC Embedded Inc., manufacturer of highly integrated standard board level products and customer-specific boards and systems, has expanded its high-end MSC C6B-7S COM Express™ Type 6 module family based on third generation Intel® Core™ processors (Ivy Bridge) with cost-efficient Celeron® variants.

MSC offers MSC C6B-7S modules with three different Celeron® processors and integrated Intel® HD Graphics: The Intel® Celeron® CPU 1047UE with 1.4 GHz has two cores and 2 MB cache. The single-core Intel® Celeron® 927UE (1.5 GHz) integrates 1 MB cache. Both processors have a thermal dissipation power (TDP) of 17 W. The cost-efficient dual-core Intel® Celeron® processor 1020E is clocked with 2.20 GHz and has 2 MB cache. The TDP is 35 W.

The cost-efficient Celeron® modules integrate the Intel® HM76 PCH chip set. Dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM modules (two SO-DIMM sockets) with a maximum storage capacity of altogether 16 GB can be plugged in.

According to the COM Express™ Type 6 specification, the MSC C6B-7S modules offer four USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interfaces each. Besides the seven PCI Express™ x1 channels, the modules are equipped with a PCI Express™ graphics (PEG) x16 interface, HD audio and a Gbit-Ethernet interface. For the connection of high-resolution displays, the modules allow for direct access to the digital display interfaces DisplayPort and HDMI with a resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels. Data can be stored via four SATA II channels at up to 300 MB/s or on a NAND flash SSD that can be optionally populated. An on-board plug for a speed-controlled fan on a special cooling solution permits the implementation of quiet systems for environments that are sensitive to noise.

For evaluation and quick design-in of the COM Express™ module family, MSC supplies universal baseboards and starter kits. The powerful platform runs under the operating systems Windows® 7, Windows® Embedded Standard 7, Windows® 8 and Linux. The AMI UEFI firmware has been implemented on the boards.

The MSC C6B-7S module family is especially suitable for sophisticated applications with 3D graphics, high-resolution videos, the control of large screen displays and for all systems demanding highest processor performance.

Pricing and Availability

Customer samples and starter kits can be delivered on short notice. The cost-efficient dual-core Intel® Celeron® processor 1020E based module can be ordered at a price of $305 for higher quantities.

MSC Embedded Inc.

MSC Embedded Inc. is a manufacturer of board-level products and customer specific industrial embedded computers. Products include COM Express™, Qseven™, nanoRSIC®and ETX ® modules as well as products that interface to COM modules like carrier boards, I/O technologies for displays or other process interfaces. MSC Embedded also offers custom BIOS adaptation, BSP and device drivers for all of its products to OEM customers worldwide.

CONTACT: Press Contacts: MSC Embedded Inc. Michael Miller Direct: (650) 616 4068 Email: info@mscembedded.com www.mscembedded.com Rosemarie Krause Phone: +49 89 / 906637 Email: Rosemarie.Krause@gmx.deSource:MSC Embedded Inc.