congatec unveils new COM Express Basic Module with AMD Fusion Technology

conga-BAF offers outstanding graphics performance with low power consumption

Taiwan Embedded Forum, 19 January 2011 * * * congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, introduces a new COM Express product line based on the AMD Embedded G-Series platform. The integration of AMD Fusion technology expands the COM Express standard with a completely new processor architecture that combines processors and graphics cores in a compact package. System designers benefit from a powerful CPU and an even more powerful graphics performance, excellent performance-per-watt ratio and flexible task allocation on the CPU and GPU.

With the conga-BAF, streaming high-definition multimedia content and playing the latest next generation 3D games becomes easy and straightforward.
“We expect AMD Fusion technology to be a great addition to our computer-on-module family and will be ideally suited for graphics demanding embedded computing applications,” explained Gerhard Edi, CEO at congatec AG. “Our customers will get a wide range of performance on a single platform. That makes designing the system to meet the demands of customer specific applications particularly easy.”

“Embedded computer systems are a fast growing segment and AMD’s easy to integrate design allows for a shorter time to market,” said Richard Jaenicke, director, product marketing, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “The AMD based computer-on-modules from congatec enable customers in the embedded market to immediately access the AMD Fusion technology.”

congatec currently integrates five processors of the AMD Embedded G-Series platform, ranging from an AMD T44R 1.2 GHz single-core (64 KB L1 cache, 512 KB L2 cache) with 9 Watt TDP to an AMD T56N 1.6 GHz dual core (64 KB L1 cache, 512 KB x2 L2 cache) with 18 Watt TDP.

The conga-BAF uses the AMD Hudson E1 Fusion controller hub and provides a powerful compact 2-chip solution with up to 8 GByte single-channel DDR3 memory.

The integrated graphics core with the Universal Video Decoder 3.0 for seamless processing of Blu-ray content via HDCP (1080p), MPEG-2 HD and DivX (MPEG-4) video interfaces  supports DirectX ® 11 and OpenGL 4.0 for fast 2D and 3D image display as well as OpenCL 1.1. The choice of graphics interfaces includes VGA, single channel LVDS as well as DisplayPort and DVI / HDMI enabling the direct control of two independent displays.

Six PCI Express x1 Lanes, eight USB 2.0 ports, four SATA, one EIDE plus one Gigabit Ethernet interface allow flexible system expansion with high data bandwidth. The congatec board controller features, ACPI 3.0 power management and high-definition audio complete the package.