4th-gen Intel-based COM Express embedded computing module introduced by Acromag

WIXOM, Mich., 4 Sept. 2013. Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing the XCOM-6400 COM Express module with a choice of Intel's fourth-generation Core i7 or i5 Haswell CPU and Intel's 8-series QM87 PCH chipset for defense, aerospace, and industrial applications.

Sep 4th, 2013
Posted by John Keller
Posted by John Keller

WIXOM, Mich., 4 Sept. 2013. Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing the XCOM-6400 COM Express module with a choice of Intel's fourth-generation Core i7 or i5 Haswell CPU and Intel's 8-series QM87 PCH chipset for defense, aerospace, and industrial applications.

A SODIMM hold-down method ensures secure connections while still enabling users to remove or upgrade the memory. This COM Express embedded computing module has an extra-thick circuit board, advanced thermal management, and extended operating temperature ranges.

The XCOM-6400 provides heat sink capabilities with conduction-cooled rails. Additional heat management technologies include heat spreader plates plus options such as cooling fins and a fan.

A screw-down latch fastens the memory in place to prevent it from shaking loose and also serves as a conduction plate to help wick away heat. Removing the latch provides user access to two memory slots that support as much as 16 gigabytes of memory.

The 4th generation of Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors (codename Haswell) delivers many enhanced capabilities for media, graphics, security, and power management. Huge performance improvements were made for floating-point-intensive computations which are critical for digital signal and image processing applications like radar and sonar.

The platform controller hub is Intel's 8-series QM87 PCH chipset (codename Lynx Point) which provides fast connectivity and flexibility with integrated I/O technologies.

For graphics, the module uses an Intel integrated graphics processor with support for a 3x digital display interface (DVI or DisplayPort) and eDP interface (x2). Audio is supported through an HDA interface. The LAN Port is a Gigabit Ethernet Medium Dependent Interface (MDI).

Other I/O interfaces include four SATA III ports, a PEG / general-purpose PCI Express x16 interface with bifurcation/trifurcation support, four USB 3.0/2.0 ports, and four USB 2.0 ports. There also are four general-purpose outputs and four general-purpose inputs. Security and encryption capabilities are facilitated through use of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

For more information contact Acromag online at www.acromag.com.

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