The conga-IC175 module is a thin Mini-ITX motherboard solution of exceptionally flat design with added value. Equipped with 7th generation Intel® Core™ U processors (Kaby Lake), these boards for industrial use offer the ideal platform for powerful low-power IoT design when space is scarce.
All conga-IC175 thin Mini-ITX motherboards are particularly designed for industrial use. They are available with four different dual core versions of 7th generation Intel® Core™ U SoC processors and feature configurable cTDP of 7.5 to 25 watts. Featuring two SO-DIMM sockets, they support up to 32 GB DDR4-2133 memory. For non-volatile memory the boards support Intel® Optane™ memory for mass storage on an M.2 socket with significantly lower latencies and higher data rates. Additional HDDs or SSDs may be connected via 2x SATA 3.0. Using 2x DP++, eDP or dual channel LVDS, the boards connect up to three independent 4k displays of 60 Hz to DirectX 12-enabled Intel® HD 620 graphics. Hardware-accelerated 10 bit decoding and encoding of HEVC and VP9 videos takes load off the CPU while HDR support brings videos better to life and provides a more real-life experience. The range of interfaces on offer is geared to industrial use and includes 2x gigabit ethernet, one SIM card slot for M2M and IoT connectivity via 3G/4G or narrow band, 1x PCIe x4 and 1x mPCIe for generic extensions, 4x USB 3.0, 6x USB 2.0, 8x GPIOs and 2x serial COM ports, one of which can be configured as ccTalk. The integrated board management controller, HDA audio with stereo amplifier, one MIPI CSI-2 interface for direct connection of cost-efficient CMOS cameras plus an optional TPM 2.0 module complement this offer. The boards support all 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows 10 IoT as well as all current Linux operating systems. In order to simplify Design-In, there is a comprehensive range of equipment on offer - including cooling solutions, I/O shields and cable sets.
The particularly flat design of the congatec thin Mini-ITX motherboard family - all of them suited for industrial use - are the perfect choice for slim system designs such as industrial GUI/HMI, digital signage systems, point-of-sale terminals and tablets for medical technologies. Longterm availability of at least seven years is another bonus. A convincing feature of these boards is the expandability of the ultra-fast Intel® Optane™ memory to the M.2 connector, which provides utmost speed for booting and starting of applications but also for video recording and processing as well as software updates. In addition, the boards support hyper threading so that dual core design can be turned into a proper four-in-one system when using the RTS real-time hypervisor. Comprehensive IoT support including SIM card slot for 3G / 4G or narrow band and congatec cloud API are also included.