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COM Express module goes Hollywood — Type 6, that is

Nov 30, 2011 — by Jonathan Angel — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Congatec announced a COM Express module that offers a Type 6 pinout and a choice of four different Intel “Sandy Bridge” processors. The conga-TM67 offers up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, has eight USB 2.0 ports and four SATA ports, supports VGA, LVDS, and DDI (digital display interface) displays, and has multiple PCI Express expansion lanes, according to the company.

Congatec's TM67 follows the company's similarly sized BM67, introduced last January with Intel's QM67 Express chipset (block diagram) and a selection of Sandy Bridge processors. The newer module is equipped with some different CPU choices, and switches from a Type 2 pinout to a Type 6 pinout. (For an explanation of the latter, see our recent coverage of Adlink's similarly endowed Express-HHR.)


Congatec's TM67
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According to Congatec, this 4.9 x 3.7-inch COM Express Basic module is offered with one of four different processors, as follows:

  • the Core i7-2710QE (four cores, 2.1GHz clock speed, 3GHz TurboBoost frequency, 6MB of cache, 45-Watt TDP)
  • the Core i5-2510E (two cores, 2.5GHz clock speed, 3.1GHz TurboBoost frequency, 3MB of cache, 35-Watt TDP)
  • the Core i3-2330E (two cores, 2.2GHz clock speed, 3MB of cache, 35-Watt TDP)
  • the Core Celeron B810 (two cores, 1.6GHz clock speed, 2MB of cache, 35-Watt TDP)

The conga-TM67 accepts up to 16GB of DDR3 memory via its two SODIMM slots, according to Congatec. Fixed storage is catered for by two 6Gbps SATA ports and two 3Gbps SATA ports, and there are also eight USB 2.0 ports, the company adds.

Thanks to its Type 6 pinout, the conga-TM67 supports the simultaneous use of dual displays, which may be selected from among multiple types, according to Congatec. Namely, VGA, LVDS, and DDI (digital display interfaces, including SDVO, DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI).

According to Congatec, the conga-TM67 has a PCI Express Graphics interface, seven PCI Express Rev. 2.0 lanes (x1, we presume), plus LPC, I2C, and 33MHz PCI buses. A discrete TPM (trusted platform module) is an available option, says the company.

Specifications listed for the conga-TM67 by Congatec include:

  • Processor:
    • Core i7-2710QE (four cores, 2.1GHz clock speed, 3GHz TurboBoost frequency, 6MB of cache, 45-Watt TDP)
    • Core i5-2510E (two cores, 2.5GHz clock speed, 3.1GHz TurboBoost frequency, 3MB of cache, 35-Watt TDP)
    • Core i3-2330E (two cores, 2.2GHz clock speed, 3MB of cache, 35-Watt TDP)
    • Celeron B810 (two cores, 1.6GHz clock speed, 2MB of cache, 35-Watt TDP)
  • Chipset — Intel QM67 Express (HM65 Express on Celeron version)
  • Memory — up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM via two SODIMM slots
  • Storage — 2 x 3.0Gbps SATA ports, 2 x 6.0Gbps SATA ports
  • Expansion:
    • 1 x PCI Express Graphics
    • 7 x PCI Express
    • PCI
  • Networking — gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • VGA
    • LVDS
    • DDI (SDVO, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI)
    • 8 x USB 2.0
    • I2C
    • LPC
  • Power requirements — n/s
  • Operating range — 32 to 140 deg. F
  • Dimensions — 4.9 x 3.7 inches

Further information

According to Congatec, the conga-TM67 supports Linux 3.0, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, Windows Embedded Standard, and Windows Embedded POSReady. More information on the module, which appears to be available now, may be found on the conga-TM67 product page.

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