Mini-ITX motherboard takes 7th Gen Intel Core U processors to IoT

March 08, 2017 // By Julien Happich
The conga-IC175 is a thin industrial-grade motherboard family featuring the new 7th Gen Intel Core U (Kaby Lake) processors designed for IoT connected devices.

Besides all the enhancements of the new processor generation, the board offers comprehensive IoT support including a SIM card socket for 3G/4G or Narrow Band connectivity and first versions of the congatec Cloud-API.

The low profile design is suitable for slim systems such as industrial GUIs/HMIs, digital signage systems, point-of-sale terminals, and medical tablets. The conga-IC175 ships with 4 different dual-core variants of 7th Gen Intel Core U SoC processors and has a configurable cTDP from 7.5 to 25W. Two SO-DIMM sockets support up to 32GB DDR4-2133 memory. For non-volatile memory the boards offer 1x M.2 slot supporting the new Intel Optane memory for significantly lower latency and higher data rates mass storage devices. 2x SATA 3.0 interfaces allow additional HDDs or SSDs to be connected. The new boards connect the DirectX 12 capable Intel HD Graphics 620 with up to three independent displays in 4k resolution at 60 Hz via 2x DP++ plus eDP or dual channel LVDS.

Hardware-accelerated 10-bit encoding/decoding of HEVC and VP9 videos offloads the CPU while HDR support makes videos more vibrant and lifelike.

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