Congatec has announced ten new COM Express Type 6 modules, informed and powered by the latest Intel embedded processor technology.The four Intel Xeon, three Intel Core, two Intel Celeron and one Intel Pentium processors are all based on the same Intel microarchitecture (codenamed Coffee Lake H). This enables Congatec to provide all ten new processors on one COM Express module design: the conga-TS370.The spearhead, in terms of computing power, is the 45 watt 6-core module a with 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon E-2276ME processor. Applications, besides embedded edge computing include, of course, classic high-end medical imaging systems and HMIs as well as high-end gaming, infotainment and digital signage systems that require best-in-class computing power and throughput on a single die in tandem with the Intel graphics technology. 


“In the embedded edge computing segment, our OEM customers are now using such multicore platforms to consolidate several formerly separate systems, on a single embedded edge computer. Hypervisor technology allows them to operate up to 12 virtual machines, in parallel, on one system,” explains Andreas Bergbauer, product line manager for COM Express Modules at Congatec: “These include real-time controllers (soft PLCs), Industry 4.0 gateways for tactile internet, via time synchronised networking, IoT gateways for sending big data towards the cloud and central management systems, as well as vision systems, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning applications. In addition, there are software-defined networking functions such as intrusion prevention and detection systems that analyse data traffic parallel to the applications, thereby avoiding latencies that would arise with serial operation of analytics and applications.”


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