Qseven module brings quad-core Atom to mobile
The QT-BT Qseven 2.0 computer-on-modules are developed by MSC Technologies in Germany to close the gap between the high-end COM Express boards with Intel Core processors and the existing entry level Atom-based Qseven modules. The performance/watt optimized Qseven modules are designed for versatile applications in future markets such as mobile and battery systems and as a result have both the commercial and industrial temperature range.
The family has five variants. The Atom E3845 (1.91GHz, 10W TDP) expands the available performance limit by offering quad-core performance on a x86 technology Qseven platform for the first time. The modules with dual-core Atom processors E3827 (1.75GHz, 8W TDP), E3826 (1.45GHz, 6W TDP) and E3825 (1.33GHz, 6W TDP) and the module with E3815 Atom processor (1.46GHz, 5W TDP) with one CPU core for less demanding applications are pin and software compatible. The Intel Gen 7 Graphics offers a high-resolution graphics 3D functionality and supports DirectX 1.1, OpenCL 1.1 and OpenGL 3.2.
MSC Technologies integrates up to 4GB DDR3 DRAM in the modules and implements an optional an error correcting code (ECC) that delivers a high level of data integrity, reliability, and system uptime which is ideal for many intelligent systems with demanding high security levels. The boards’ high reliability is augmented by the processor’s virtualization capability and built-in security engine.
The Qseven family offers a range of interfaces including USB 3.0 Host and optional USB 3.0 Device, 3 x PCIe x1 Gen. 2.0, Gbit Ethernet, audio, LPC, I2C, SMBus, SPI Bus and SATA-300. DDI Display Interface for HDMI, DisplayPort and embedded DisplayPort (eDP) and LVDS are available. Optionally, up to 64 GB SATA SSD and additional up to 64GB eMMC Flash Disk can be assembled.
“As one of the leading manufacturers of innovative embedded modules, we are enthusiastic to integrate the newest Intel Atom processor E3800 technology into our powerful products portfolio. We are offering computer-on-modules in both Qseven and COM Express form factors in various performance and pricing levels,” said Wolfgang Eisenbarth at MSC Technologies.