January 03, 2017

COM modules with 7th generation Intel Core processors

The new Kaby Lake processors are manufactured in 14 nm technology, as the former 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors, and have a similar architecture but are optimised for higher performance at the same level of power dissipation. The MSC C6C-KLU and MSC C6B-KLH module families are partly available with Intel® Celeron® and Xeon® processors as well. Designed and manufactured by MSC Technologies (an Avnet Company) in Germany, these COM Express™ modules offer at least a 7-year lifecycle from the date of introduction.

The powerful MSC C6C-KLU COM Express™ modules in the Compact form factor of 95 mm x 95 mm have a typical power consumption between 17W and 19W and are suited for compact high-end embedded systems. The operating temperature ranges from 0° to 60°C. Avnet Embedded offers four variants with the dual-core processors Intel® Core™ i7-7600U, i5-7300U, i3-7100U, and Intel® Celeron® 3965U. The on-chip Intel® HD Graphics Gen. 9 supports DirectX® 12, OpenGL 4.4., and OpenCL 2x. Hardware-based graphics acceleration and video encoding/decoding complete the feature list. Three independent displays with up to 4k x 2k resolution can be connected. The modules can be equipped with up to 32GB DDR4 memory in two SO-DIMM sockets. An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and an optional Secure Boot BIOS ensure additional security features. The wide range of modern interfaces includes USB 3.0/2.0 ports, PCI Express™, SATA, and the display interfaces DisplayPort, DVI/HDMI and LVDS or embedded DisplayPort (eDP).

With the MSC C6B-KLH Type 6 COM Express™ module family in the basic form factor of 125 x 95 mm, Avnet Embedded rounds off the top end of its product portfolio. The powerful boards are offered with numerous processor variants:  Intel® Core™ i7-7820EQ, i5-7440EQ, i5-7442EQ, i3-7100E, i3-7102E with four or two CPU cores or with quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1505Mv6 and E3-1505Lv6. The typical power consumption is between 35W and 55W depending on the module type. The high-end processor boards operate between 0° to 60 °C.