Compared to its predecessors, the COM Express mini type 10 module conga-MA4 manufactured by congatec features enhanced computing and graphics performance plus increased power density. The computer module in credit card size also allows for the connection of up to two monitors with 4k resolution.
Despite enhanced performance, heat output could be reduced to a max. of 4 watts SDP (Scenario Design Power), allowing for highly compact system designs with passive cooling. The COM Express mini modules are particularly suitable for system designs with state of the art operating systems. They offer comprehensive Microsoft Windows 10 support. Thanks to powerful Intel 8th generation graphics with up to 16 execution units, the connection of up to two monitors with 4k resolution is no problem at all. The sophisticated computing and graphics performance is complemented by the entire set of interfaces compliant with COM Express type 10. These new COM Express mini modules are recommended for use in graphics-intense low power applications in the smallest of spaces. Use case scenarios include powerful banking, vending or POS terminals. Other usage options include medical imaging, compact diagnosis workstations, IoT-enabled industrial controls or highly compact and rugged box PCs and thin clients.
The conga-MA4 COM Express mini type 10 modules are equipped with 14 nm Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors with 4 watts SDP (Scenario Design Power) or 6 watts TDP (Thermal Design Power) plus up to 8 GB dual channel DDR3L 1600 RAM. Integrated Intel 8th generation graphics allow for applications with high display quality and up to 4k resolution plus the latest 3D features, e.g. DirectX 11.1 and OpenGL 4.2 on two monitors. The video engine decodes H.265/HEVC compressed video, is jitter-free and provides maximum load reduction on CPU. It encodes two 60 Hz 1080p H.264 video streams in real time. The optional feature connector supports innovative interactive applications with person recognition and/or gesture control and can connect two CSI2 cameras.
The conga-MA4 computer modules support the COM Express type 10 pin-out with 3x 2nd generation PCI Express lanes, 1x gigabit ethernet, 2x SATA 3.0, 2x USB 3.0, 8x USB 2.0, 2x UART plus I²C, SPI, LPC and HD audio. congatec OS support is granted for Linux distributions and Microsoft Windows versions - including Microsoft Windows 10 . Comprehensive equipment to facilitate Design-In, such as heat sinks, carrier boards and starter kits as well as SMART battery management modules completes this offer.