Power on demand: congatec presents new COM Express modules

conga-CS45, conga-BS45 and conga-BM45 provide interchangeability and great scalability for all applications

Deggendorf, Germany, May 21, 2010   * * *   Three new modules from congatec have been added to the congatec-AG COM Express family and as with previous models offer the full scalability of a new CPU platform. They are 100% image compatible and have a common software driver, which facilitates integration into various systems. In all, there are a total of thirteen module variants now available for conga-CS45, conga-BS45 and conga-BM45.

The smallest version in this product family is the conga-CS45 COM Express Compact module with an Intel® Celeron® M 723 processor and  an Intel® GS45 chipset. With 1.2 GHz and a 1 MB L2 cache, this ultra low voltage processor model provides sufficient performance for a range of applications. It supports up to 4 GB DDR3 SO-DIMM memory. Due to its compact 95x95 mm size, the conga-CS45 is predestined for mobile applications such as ruggedised handhelds. In the laboratory with SiSoft Sandra in Dhrystone ALU mode it achieves 7342 MIPS with a power consumption of 10 watts.A more up-market model is the conga-BS45 module (95 x 125 mm) with an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo SU9300 processor, 1.2 GHz, 3MB L2 cache and the Intel® GS45 chipset with support for up to 8 GB DDR3 Dual Channel memory. In a direct comparison with the conga-CS45 in the laboratory, it achieved 9740 MIPS with a TDP of 10 watts. The corresponding dual core application could, for example, be an automation control station with real-time visualisation in which hyper threading technology enables each core to run its own independent operating system.The high-end module is the conga-BM45 (95 x 125 mm) with the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9400 processor, 2.53GHz, 6MB L2 cache and the Intel® GM45 chipset. The computer-on-module (COM) provides the required processor and graphics performance for performance-hungry gaming systems, for example, and can be equipped with up to 8 GB DDR3 Dual Channel memory. In the laboratory it achieved an impressive 23,366 MIPS with a TDP of 35 watts.All COM Express modules in the “45” series offer great performance and considerable graphics flexibility. The two independent graphics pipelines can be used for 2x24 bit LVDS, SDVO, TV-Out, analogue VGA as well as new interfaces such as DisplayPort and HDMI. All COM Express modules are now available in series production volumes.