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Intel-based COM Express boards for graphics and display control offered by MSC Embedded

Posted by John Keller

SAN BRUNO, Calif., 10 July 2013. MSC Embedded Inc. in San Bruno, Calif., is introducing MSC C6B-7S COM Express Type 6 embedded computing boards for sophisticated applications with 3D graphics, high-resolution videos, the control of large screen displays and for all systems demanding highest processor performance.

MSC offers MSC C6B-7S modules based on third-generation Intel Core processors with three different Celeron variants and integrated Intel HD Graphics. The Intel Celeron CPU 1047UE with 1.4 GHz has two cores and 2-megabyte cache.

The single-core Intel Celeron 927UE (1.5 GHz) integrates 1-megabyte cache. Both processors have a thermal dissipation power (TDP) of 17 Watts. The dual-core Intel Celeron processor 1020E is clocked with 2.20 GHz and has 2-megabyte cache. The TDP is 35 Watts.

The Celeron modules integrate the Intel HM76 PCH chip set. Dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM modules (two SO-DIMM sockets) with a maximum storage capacity of 16 gigabytes can be plugged in.

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The MSC C6B-7S modules offer four USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interfaces each. Besides the seven PCI Express x1 channels, the modules have a PCI Express graphics (PEG) x16 interface, HD audio and a Gigabit Ethernet interface.

For the connection of high-resolution displays, the modules allow for access to the digital display interfaces DisplayPort and HDMI with a resolution to 2560-by-1600 pixels.

Data can be stored via four SATA II channels at up to 300 megabytes per second or on a NAND flash SSD that can be optionally populated. An on-board plug for a speed-controlled fan on a special cooling solution permits the implementation of quiet systems for environments that are sensitive to noise.

For evaluation and quick design-in of the COM Express module family, MSC supplies universal baseboards and starter kits. The platform runs under the operating systems Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 8 and Linux. The AMI UEFI firmware has been implemented on the boards.

For more information contact MSC Embedded online at

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