Fastest COM Express module uses 4th Generation Intel Core processors

June 05, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
congatec has introduced the conga-TS87 COM Express Type 6 basic module, which delivers new level of vector processing, floating point and graphics performance with no increase in power draw

congatec's conga-TS87 Type 6 COM Express module uses the 4th Generation Intel Core processors with performance increases that are particularly evident in the embedded graphics, where the number of integrated graphics units (execution units) has been increased, resulting in higher 3D performance in the range of 28-60% compared to previous generations.

The most exciting new feature, congatec says, is the introduction of Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX) 2.0, which improves performance of floating point instructions. In 4th Generation processors, Intel AVX 2.0 helps enable higher performance in applications such as signal and image processing for market segments like medical and avionics.

The conga-TS87 COM Express module with pin out Type 6 takes advantage of integrated graphics and the associated advanced digital display interfaces. The conga-TS87 also utilises the high bandwidth of USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0 with additional PCI Express lanes.

The COM Express module is currently available with the mobile Intel QM87 Express chipset and embedded quad core Intel Core i7-4700EQ processor with 6MB L2 cache and can be powered at 2.4 GHz with a TDP of 47W. In Turbo Boost mode, the clock rate is increased to 3.4 GHz. The product also features up to 16 GB, 1600 MT/sec fast LV 1.35V dual channel DDR3 memory. The integrated graphics is significantly more powerful than previous models and supports Intel Flexible Display Interface (FDI), DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4, OpenCL 1.2 and high-performance, flexible hardware decoding for parallel decoding of multiple high-resolution full HD videos.

An efficient cooling solution, such as congatec's patented cooling pipes with fast heat dissipation, significantly increases overall performance. 4K2K pixel resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 with DisplayPort, and 4096 x 2304 with HDMI is natively supported in the processor. It is also possible to connect up to three independent display interfaces via DVI, as well as LVDS and VGA. Native USB 3.0 support ensures fast data transmission with low power draw.