COM Express Modules With 4th Generation Intel Core Processors

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Sept. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSC Embedded Inc., manufacturer of highly integrated standard board level products and customer-specific boards and systems, now offers its high-end MSC C6B-8S COM Express™ Type 6 module family with the just introduced dual-core variants of the fourth generation Intel® Core™ processors (code name "Haswell"). The powerful modules are characterized by highest computing and graphics performance with simultaneously low power dissipation.

Besides the first module with Intel® Core™ i7-4700EQ (2.4GHz, 3.4GHz in turbo boost mode) quad-core processor, four more economical Intel® Core™ i3 and i5 variants with two processor cores are now available. The COM Express™ products are offered with Intel® Core™ i5-4400E (2.7/3.3GHz), i5-4402E (1.6/2.7GHz), i3-4100E (2.4GHz) or i3-4102E (1.6GHz) processor. The thermal design power (TDP) is 37W or 25W. Depending on the type, the processors support the Intel® AMT 9.0 Technology, Intel® 64, the Intel® Virtualization Technology, VT-d Virtualized I/O, Intel's Trusted Execution Technology, the Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard and the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. The Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) 2.0 Technology allows for high-end imaging applications.

The powerful 4600 (GT2) Intel® HD graphics integrated into the processor die offers a significantly improved video and graphics performance over the third generation of Intel® Core™ processors. Accelerated coding and decoding functions for high resolution videos, DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL™ 1.2 are supported.

The new MSC C6B-8S module family integrates the improved QM87 Intel® 8 series platform controller hub (PCH). Two fast dual-channel DDR3L (1333/1600) SDRAM modules with a maximum storage capacity of altogether 16 GB assure a great computing performance and a low power consumption. An Infineon Trusted Platform Module offers a hardware based security functionality according to the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

The MSC C6B-8S modules have comprehensive display support offering three DisplayPort 1.2 with multi-stream-transport or HDMI digital display interfaces with a resolution of up to 3800 x 2400 pixels to connect three independent displays. Furthermore the modules provide two embedded DisplayPort interfaces, along with a LVDS and CRT interface. The processor modules feature four fast USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, seven PCI Express™ x1 channels, a PCI Express™ graphics (PEG) x 16 interface, a LPC bus, Gbit Ethernet, HD audio, and four SATA interfaces at up to 6Gb/s.

In addition to the embedded modules, MSC offers starter kits and carrier boards to ensure a quick evaluation of the COM Express™ modules and corresponding cooling solutions like a passive and an active heat sink.

The MSC C6B-8S module family is especially suitable for high-sophisticated applications, e.g. in image recognition and processing, for displaying multiple high-resolution (up to 4k) videos or for the control of large screen displays.

CONTACT: Press Contacts: Michael Miller Direct: (650) 616 4068 Fax: (650) 616 4001 Email: Rosemarie Krause Phone: +49 89 / 906637 Email: Rosemarie.Krause@gmx.deSource:MSC Embedded Inc.