congatec certifies Qseven module for Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things

COMPUTEX, Taipei, Taiwan, 4 June 2014  * * *  congatec AG, a leading technology and ODM company for embedded computer modules and single board computers, announces that the conga-QA3 Qseven module based on the Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 family is now certified for the Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). 


The company has paired its embedded computer with the validated software package from Intel, Wind River and McAfee to provide new services based on the connection of devices with each other and the cloud. The bundle includes McAfee® Embedded Control which, among other things, includes dynamic whitelisting to prevent the execution of unapproved code while at the same time allowing policy-based updates.


The combination of reliable hardware and a consistent software package, starting with the firmware and operating system, forms a "root of trust" for IoT applications. By bundling a baseboard that incorporates a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip, congatec helps ensure that applications can be operated with maximum data security. 


Gerhard Edi, CEO at congatec AG, explains: "The combination of an Intel® Atom™ processor, pre-validated software, and congatec hardware makes it possible to equip new connected applications in transportation, building automation, energy and medical segments with a minimum effort with added data security."


The 70 mm x 70 mm Qseven conga-QA3 module from congatec using processors from the Intel® Atom™ E3800 product family, bundled with the MB-Q7-2 baseboard from TQ-Systems, together provide an ultra-compact hardware kit. Use of these Intel Atom processors yields a very economical and extremely powerful embedded PC. The integrated Gen 7 Intel® Graphics Technology sets new standards for graphics-intensive applications in the low-power segment. The compact baseboard design (measuring just 100 mm x 100 mm x 23 mm), plus the numerous interfaces and functions, allow rapid and inexpensive implementation of powerful, yet passively cooled embedded systems such as Box PCs as well as customized solutions.


The combination of the conga-QA3 with the validated solution stack of the Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT provides a pre-integrated and open platform to bring secure IoT solutions to market quickly.