congatec Unveils New COM Express Basic Module with ECC Support

New conga-BE57 (95 x 125 mm) provides memory error correction feature, which ensures maximum reliability

Munich, electronica, November 9, 2010   * * *   congatec AG, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, adds the conga-BE57 to its COM Express product family. Designed for DDR3 ECC SODIMM memory modules and equipped with extremely low power Intel® processors in a BGA package, the conga-BE57 is particularly suitable for mission critical applications.

ECC is an abbreviation for Error Correction Code. Unlike ordinary RAM modules, ECC modules offer additional functionalities allowing them to check and control the flow of data and therefore correct errors. Due to this correction code, this type of memory module can detect and correct single bit errors as well as detect multi-bit errors. This constitutes a significant difference to the so-called "parity bit" where errors can only be recognized but not corrected. As a result of this increased reliability, computer-on-modules with ECC support are ideal for demanding applications in medical technology, server systems and the aviation industry.

Depending on the application, the conga-BE57 is based on the Intel® Celeron® U3405 processor (2MB Cache, 1.07 GHz, TDP 18 Watt) or the Intel® Core™ i7-610E processor (4MB Cache, 2.53 GHz, TDP 25 Watt). The module uses the Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset, which provides support for up to 8GB (1066 MT/s) Dual Channel DDR3 SODIMM ECC memory. The integrated graphics controller supports the Intel® Flexible Display Interface (FDI) thereby enabling two independent video channels on VGA, LVDS, HDMI, SDVO and DisplayPort interfaces.

Five PCI Express Lanes, eight USB 2.0 ports, three SATA, one EIDE and a Gigabit Ethernet interface allow flexible system expansion at high data bandwidths. A fan controller and LPC bus, as well as Intel® High Definition Audio, round off the complete package.