High Performance Computing Integrated into Compact Rugged COM Express Module from MEN Micro

New board brings state-of-the-art PC technology to small form factor computing

BLUE BELL, Pa. – MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers the CB70C, a high performance, Intel Core i7-based Rugged COM Express module for robust, mission-critical operations.

The CB70C’s VITA 59: RCE design combines with advanced Intel processors to provide state-of-the-art PC technology in a rugged small form factor with scalable performance using 1, 2 or 4 processing cores, depending on system requirements.

The Intel Core i7 family provides a core frequency of up to 1.2 GHz and a Turbo Boost frequency of 3.1 GHz. The processors also support Intel AMT, Open CL 1.1 and high end graphics.

The BIOS with integrated AMT support can be easily and cost-effectively adapted to the final application. A board management controller supervises board functions and temperatures.

The new module offers a number of I/O interfaces including PCI Express, LVDS, DDI, VGA, HD audio, SATA, Ethernet and USB for exceptional flexibility in system design. The board boasts up to 16 GB of directly soldered main memory and supports other memory like USB Flash on the carrier board. The CB70C is compatible with COM Express Basic modules of pin-out Type 6.

VITA 59 RCE: Rugged COM Express, currently in preparation, ruggedizes the common and well-accepted computer-on-module concept to enable this cost-effective technology to be employed in harsh environments and applications.

Embedded in a conduction-cooled cover and frame with a thermal connection to the PCB, the CB70C operates over a wide temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. This secure cover also provides 100% EMC protection as well as resistance to high levels of shock, vibration, dust, humidity and chemicals.

Technical Specifications:

Intel Core i7 processor family

VITA 59 RCE; compliant with COM Express Basic, Type 6 pin-out

Up to 16 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered with ECC

Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT)

Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C (Tcase)

Pricing for the CB70C is $2,125. Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.

For additional information, visit www.menmicro.com/products/15CB70C.html or contact Stephen Cunha, Phone: 215-542-9575; E-mail: Stephen.Cunha@menmicro.com.

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About MEN Micro Inc.

Since its founding, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom computing solutions that employ the highest technology levels. The company’s computing solutions are used in harsh mission- and safety-critical environments found in the transportation (rail, road, air, sea) and industrial (automation, power & energy, medical, mining) markets.

With more than 250 employees worldwide, MEN Micro provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards, rugged COMs, scalable box PCs, safe computers and supporting devices widely used in extreme environmental conditions.

In addition to its full customization support, the company’s core competencies include x86 and RISC processor architectures, development rules for safe applications, analog I/O design, FPGA technology and Windows, Linux and real-time operating systems as well as RAMS and obsolescence management.

The company is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 (environment), EN 9100 (aerospace) and IRIS (railway) quality management systems, provides systems according to ISO 7637-2 (road traffic) requirements and is a member of several industry associations, including VITA and PICMG.