The COM Express® Compact Type 6 module COMe-cTL6 offers variants up to quad core, Intel Core i7 processor, together with Dual Channel DDR4-3200 memory up to 48 GB and the second channel is also designed as soldered memory with up to 16 GB. This enables along with the industrial temperature range from -40 to +85 degrees Celsius applications in rugged and physically challenging environments. Moreover, an NVMe SSD can be equipped onboard, so that external storage media can be omitted. This storage can be attached to the 1 x4 PCIe 4.0 port of the CPU. In addition, there are also five PCIe 3.0 lanes available.
Kontron also plans a 3.5” SBC which will provide uncompromised improvements in processing, graphics and AI performance ideally suited for applications demanding high-speed processing, computer vision and low-latency. The board will provide several interfaces such as SATA 3.0, M.2, 2.5 GbE LAN, as well as four DP channels driving four independent displays running 4K videos at 60 fps.
This new generation of processors, made available by Kontron on COM Express®, VPX and 3.5” SBC form factors, is likely to become the platform of choice for SWAP Computers being designed for Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Signal Processing.