Reference board enables customized video wall systems
November 20, 2012 // Julien Happich
The video wall system reference board released by congatec AG offers up to nine independent DisplayPort connectors in combination with an MXM graphics module and a COM Express CPU module.
Both are equipped with AMD technology and provide concentrated graphics and computing power. The video wall baseboard reference platform is based on the new COM Express specification 2.1 for Pin-out Type 6 making it ideal for new designs. Displays can also be connected via additional VGA or LVDS ports. Besides graphical interfaces, the new video wall baseboard includes a wide range of important ports for embedded applications such as 2x Gbit Ethernet, 4x SATA, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, High Definition Audio and a 19V power supply for standard notebooks. For mass storage, a 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD can be mounted directly on the baseboard. The baseboard also comes with an RF4CE (ZigBee) receiver enabling remote control.
As an option, developers can integrate an additional graphics unit via a complete MXM 3.0 module.
It is plugged into the appropriate socket on the video wall baseboard using a 314-pin connector and communicates with the computer module via PCI Express Graphics (PEG 2.0). This makes it easy to change the graphics solution later on. Developers can upgrade the integrated graphics and computing power of the COM Express module by adding the graphics or processing power of the dedicated MXM module. Three panels are addressed via the computer module, the remaining six via the MXM graphics unit. The AMD Radeon E6760 GPU MXM module when used with the AMD Embedded R Series APU-based conga-TFS, provides the ultimate in graphics performance. The integrated graphics core of the conga-TFS supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.2 for fast 2D and 3D imaging. A 3rd generation hardware Universal Video Decoder provides seamless processing of H.264, VC-1, MPEG4 Part 2 and MPEG2 video streams. The available graphics interfaces include VGA and 18/24Bit single/dual channel LVDS.
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