Congatec- a leading technology company for embedded computer modules, single board computers, and embedded design and manufacturing services- has launched the new COM Express Type 7 quick starter set as the fundamental basis for OEM’s modular micro server designs.
The new quick starter set simplifies the evaluation of the first server-on-modules designed in accordance to PICMG’s COM Express Type 7 standard, poised to be globally deployed in cloud, edge, and fog server applications. Moreover, engineers have to put less effort in validating their own carrier board layouts as they can re-use the proposed best practice components and PCB design schematics for their own dedicated next-gen modular micro servers.
Talking about the applications, the starter set is ideal for the design of Industry 4.0 micro servers communicating in real-time, redundant fog servers, and transcoding cloudlets at the edge of carrier-grade infrastructures typically operating on a large scale. For rooftop and public transportation installations, it targets the commercial temperature range of 0°C to 60°C and extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C.
Congatec Launches new COM Express Type 7 Quick Starter Set (Image Courtesy: Congatec)
Key Features of the Conga-X7/EVAL evaluation carrier board:
• 4×10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ interfaces
• 32 PCI Express lanes via 1x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x 8 and 2x PCIe x4 slots
• 4x USB 3.0/2.0 and a COM port
• Integrated board management controller
• 2x SATA Gen3 interfaces for SSDs or HDDs
• 1x LPC header, 1x I2C bus, 1x SM bus, 1x 8 Bit GPIO and fan control.
The COM Express Type 7 quick starter set contains a selection of standard products that engineers can bundle as per their demands. It integrates the conga-X7/EVAL carrier board alongside schematics that are freely available for download.
Headquartered in Deggendorf, Germany, congatec AG is a leading supplier of industrial computer modules using the standard form factors COM Express, Qseven and SMARC as well as single board computers and EDM services. congatec’s products can be used in a variety of industries and applications, such as industrial automation, medical, entertainment, transportation, telecommunication, test & measurement and point-of-sale. Core knowledge and technical know-how include unique extended BIOS features as well as comprehensive driver and board support packages.
Following the design-in phase, customers are given support via extensive product lifecycle management. The company’s products are manufactured by specialist service providers in accordance with modern quality standards. Currently congatec has entities in the USA, Taiwan, China, Japan and Australia as well as in the United Kingdom, France and the Czech Republic.
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