congatec is happy to announce that the PICMG COM-HPC technical subcommittee has authorised the pinout and footprint of the brand new credit-card-sized (95x60mm) high-performance Pc-on-Module specification COM-HPC Mini. The brand new COM-HPC Mini commonplace is now getting into the house stretch towards last ratification kind issue, which is scheduled for the primary half of 2023. Designed for small but extraordinarily performance-hungry functions the brand new COM-HPC Mini specification will open up the prospect of creating ultra-powerful microcomputers the scale of a 4- or 8-port Ethernet change, for instance. Such small system sizes are wanted in lots of segments of embedded and edge computing. Goal markets embrace field PCs and management cupboard / DIN-rail PCs, adaptive IoT gateways for the brownfield, cyber-secure edge computer systems for essential IT/OT infrastructures, rugged tablets, and even ultra-rugged robots and in-vehicle computer systems eager to make the most of the soldered RAM which is a regular function of those modules. Processors predestined for this new kind issue are the twelfth Gen Intel Core processor sequence – for which congatec already affords a ready-to-deploy design examine for preliminary lab exams and buyer suggestions loops – and its future successors.
“The pinout approval is a vital milestone as provider board designers and Pc-on-Module producers comparable to congatec who’re energetic within the COM-HPC working group can now embark on first compliant small kind issue sized embedded and edge computing options primarily based on this pre-approved knowledge. The purpose is to deliver modules to market concurrently Intel and different utility processor distributors launch their new high-end processor generations, which is predicted to occur subsequent yr,” explains Christian Eder, director of product advertising congatec, and chairman of the COM-HPC working group.
Offering 400 pins, as in comparison with COM Specific Mini’s 220 pins, the brand new COM-HPC Mini commonplace is designed to fulfill the rising interface wants of heterogeneous and multi-functional edge computer systems. Extensions embrace as much as 4x USB 4.0 with full performance together with Thunderbolt and DisplayPort alternate mode, PCIe Gen 4/5 with as much as 16 lanes, 2x 10 Gbit/s Ethernet port, and far more. Add to that the truth that the COM-HPC Mini connector is certified for bandwidths of greater than 32 Gbit/s – sufficient to help PCIe Gen 5 and even Gen 6 – it’s clear that its capabilities go properly past these of all different credit-card-sized module requirements.
For extra data on the brand new COM-HPC Mini Pc-on-Module commonplace and the congatec COM-HPC Mini design examine primarily based on the twelfth Gen Intel Core processor sequence that’s pin-compatible to imminent successors, please https://www.congatec.com/en/applied sciences/com-hpc-mini/.