The New PCOM-B632VG Offers Higher Performance and Great EMC Protection
for Medical, Healthcare & Defense Systems
Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and a Premier Member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance today announces the release of the PCOM-B632VG, a Type 6 COM Express Compact (95mm x 95mm) module based on the Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 product family (5W~10W). The PCOM-B632VG COM Express module offers many valuable features, including a wide range of optional I/O flexibility like Gen2 PCI Express with mature eco-system, enabler for greater media competence like accelerated DRM (Digital Rights Management) for encoding and decoding. The module is also rated to function at less than 50 DPM (defects per million). The PCOM-B632VG is designed to help customers who are currently using COM Express module products upgrade their systems without having to change existing carrier boards and operating systems. This helps boost system performance with prolonged service life for another 7 years, maximizing customers’ return on investment.
The compact PCOM-B632VG COM Express module supports up to 8GB (base on 8GB MDC, memory device chip) DDR3L 1066/1333 MT/s SDRAM on one 204-pin SODIMM socket, making it faster than its predecessor. Its expansion interface supports four (max.) PCI Express x1 Gen2 (5.0GT/s) for enhanced video performance and offers the flexibility to be configured to two x2 lanes or one x4 lane. In addition, it supports one high resolution display, DP (Display Port) or HDMI selectable to double 3D performance compared to its previous generation.
Efficient and Effective Energy Management Enabled by COM Technology
“When designing the PCOM-B632VG, we applied the successful modular computing concept of our COM Express form factor and came up with an even more compact, efficient and economical combination,” says Frederic Wang, manager of Portwell, Inc. “The ultra low power Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 family is housed on the PCOM-B632VG module board. And in this way,” Wang explains, “we were able to maximize Computer-On-Module (COM) technology to produce a unit that not only outputs under 5W~10W for fanless applications, but also supports a wide -40ºC to 85ºC industrial temperature range. The PCOM-B632VG conserves scarce energy resources, minimizes carbon impact and keeps its energy budgets under control. We believe our customers should have the choice of using products that help them on smarter energy management. By making energy management more individualized, we believe it will lead to positive changes in user behavior and save staggering amount of energy.”
Design and Customization Services for Broad Applications
The PCOM-B632VG COM Express module has been enhanced by Portwell in response to market demand for an even lower power platform to take advantage of the Intel® Atom™ processor’s compact design. In fact, since its initial inception, Portwell’s expanding Intel Atom processor-based COM Express product portfolio has now grown to include industrial temperature range support. Portwell’s versatile COM Express modules adapt to these changes by enabling designers to partition commodity host-processors from proprietary baseboards, thereby minimizing current and future design risks during the initial phase of development. This design of separating the CPU-upgradable module from system specific I/O carrier boards further safeguards development investments and lowers total cost of ownership. In addition, Portwell can also provide services to clients on the carrier board design and development, review schematics and BIOS customization. At Portwell, we strive to create superior products for our customers.
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