Congatec's first SMARC 2.0 modules

October 27, 2016 // By Julien Happich
congatec has released its first credit card sized modules for the new SMARC 2.0 specification, based on the brand new 14nm Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium processors.

congatec's new conga-SA5 SMARC 2.0 modules come with the Intel Atom processors x5-E3930, x5-E3940 and x7-E3950 for the extended temperature range -40° C to +85° C, or with the Intel Celeron N3350 or quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 processors. All variants integrate latest Intel Gen 9 graphics for up to three high resolution 4k displays that can be connected via dual channel LVDS, eDP, DP++ or MIPI DSI. The modules provide up to 8 GB high bandwidth LPDDR4 RAM with up to 2400 MT/s.

Via the standardized M.2 1216 interface, wireless IoT connectivity becomes an optional standard feature of the SMARC 2.0 module. According to the application demands, soldered down connectivity modules with fast 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual band WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/ac plus Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) as well as additional NFC functionality can be integrated on the module. The new SMARC 2.0 modules further offer 2x Gigabit Ethernet with hardware-based real-time support via Precision Time Protocol (PTP). For highly integrated designs up to 128 GB non-volatile storage are available on the module with the powerful eMMC 5.0 interface, doubling the bandwidth up to 3.2 Gbit/s (read) compared to eMMC 4.0 for shorter boot times and faster data load. For additional storage, there is one 6 Gbps SATA and SDIO. Generic extensions are connected via 4 PCIe lanes, 2x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0. Further interfaces include 2x SPI, 4x COM as well as two MIPI CSI camera inputs. Audio signals are carried via HDA.
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