Avnet Embedded announces high-performance COM Express™ module family based on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors

Stutensee, Germany – January 04, 2022 – Avnet Embedded expands its broad COM Express™ product portfolio at the higher end of the performance range. The new MSC C6B-ALP COM Express™ Type 6 module family bases on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series processors (codenamed „Alder Lake H-series“), offering a wide selection of CPU variants with scalable energy efficiency and high computing performance.

The powerful MSC C6B-ALP COM Express™ Type 6 module family features high scalability and is the optimal embedded solution for numerous different industrial products. Typical applications are automation systems, machine vision solutions, AI based applications, medical equipment, gaming systems, video processing, and professional security systems.

The 12. Gen Intel® Core™ H-series processors’ new Intel® performance hybrid architecture combines up to six Performance-cores and up to eight Efficient-cores. The integrated Intel® Thread Director provides intelligent workload optimization of the single cores. The Intel® performance hybrid architecture scales up to fourteen cores and twenty threads at 45/35W thermal design power (TDP). Furthermore, Intel has announced the 12. Gen Intel® Core™ P-series and U-series processors. These are well suited for applications with demand for lower power consumption. All processor derivatives are socket compatible and can be applied to the MSC C6B-ALP module family.

The MSC C6B-ALP COM Express™ modules can be equipped with up to two SO-DIMMs for a total memory capacity from 8 to 64 GB. For highest data throughput the modules enable fast DDR5-4800 memory technology.

Avnet Embedded guarantees a long-term availability for its powerful MSC C6B-ALP module family to protect customers’ system investments. In addition, the COM Express™ standard enables performance scaling and migrating to future technology upgrades.

Avnet Embedded assists customers with an entire ecosystem of suitable starter kit, board support package and design-in support. The embedded boards are developed by Avnet Embedded in its own design centers and manufactured in highly automated production facilities.

Technical specifications:

Avnet Embedded’s powerful MSC C6C-ALP COM Express™ Type 6 module family can be equipped with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors (Codename „Alder Lake U/P/H-series“). The integrated Intel® Iris® Xe Architecture Graphics with up to 96 execution units (EUs) ensures high graphics performance.

The MSC C6B-ALP modules can be connected to the COM Express™ carrier board via four PCIe Gen 4 and Gen 3 lanes each and a 1×8 lane PEG port capable of PCIe Gen 4 (with Alder Lake H-series). The Ethernet interface based on the Intel® i225 network controller provides up to 2.5GbE bandwidth. Additionally, four USB 3.1 Gen 1/2 and eight USB 2.0 ports, two UARTs, three DisplayPort/HDMI interfaces and one LVDS and Embedded DisplayPort interface are available on the boards. The powerful MSC C6B-ALP modules can drive up to four independent displays at up to 4K60 HDR resolution or one display at 8K resolution.

Mass storage devices can be connected via two SATA 6Gb/s channels. Optionally, the computer-on-modules are equipped with up to 1 TB NVMe SSD.

The compact MSC C6C-ALP module family in the COM Express™ basic form factor is specified for the commercial ambient temperature range.

For more information, please visit: https://embedded.avnet.com/product/msc-c6b-alp/

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