Intel® Core™ 12th Generation

The MSC C6C-ALP COM Express module features the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, giving application designers a great variety of choices of power efficient and performance-focused compute solutions. The module is ideal for applications such as in medical equipment, process control, HMI terminals, transportation, and intelligent kiosk, that require outstanding performance on a small form factor. The new Intel® performance hybrid architecture combines Performance-cores and Efficient-cores with the Intel® Thread Director providing intelligent workload optimization. The architecture scales up to twelve cores and sixteen threads at 28W thermal design power (TDP). For applications with need for lower power dissipation, selected processor variants can be operated down to 12W TDP.

For highest data throughput the module enables fast LPDDR5-5200 memory technology. Carried out as memory-down, the board can be assembled with up to thirty-two GB main memory. I/O located on COM Express carrier designs can be connected to the module via up to eight PCIe Gen 3 lanes and four lanes PCIe Gen 4. The Ethernet interface provides up to 2.5GbE bandwidth based on the Intel i225/226 network controller.

System investments are well protected through long-term availability of the module, designed, and manufactured by Avnet Embedded. In addition, the COM Express standard enables performance scaling and migrating applications to future technology upgrades when they become available.


  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
  • Scalable CPU performance
  • Up to twelve cores, sixteen threads
  • Up to 32GB LPDDR5-5200 main memory, memory-down
  • Intel® Iris® Xe architecture Graphics, up to 96 EUs
  • Three DisplayPort/HDMI interfaces
  • LVDS and Embedded DisplayPort interface
  • Up to four independent displays
  • Optional VGA
  • Up to eight PCI Express® Gen 3 lanes, flexible
  • PCI Express® 1×4, Gen 4 on COMe PEG port
  • Up to four USB 3.2 Gen1/2 and eight USB 2.0 ports
  • Two UARTs
  • Optional on-board NVMe SSD, up to 1TB
  • Up to two SATA 6Gb/s mass storage interfaces
  • 1 / 2.5 Gb Ethernet port (Intel® i225/226)
  • Trusted Platform Module TPM 2.0
  • Long-term product availability


Technology x86
Formfactor COM Express Compact
CPU 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
codename Alder Lake P-series
Intel® Core™ i7-1270PE 14C/20T, 1.8GHz, 96 EUs, 24MB L3, 28/20W cTDP
Intel® Core™ i5-1250PE 12C/16T, 1.7GHz, 80 EUs, 12MB L3, 28/20W cTDP
Intel® Core™ i3-1220PE 8C/12T, 1.5GHz, 48 EUs, 12MB L3, 28/20W cTDP
codename Alder Lake U-series
Intel® Core™ i7-1265UE 10C/12T, 2.6GHz, 96 EUs, 12MB L3, 28/15/12W cTDP
Intel® Core™ i5-1245UE 10C/12T, 2.5GHz, 80 EUs, 12MB L3, 28/15/12W cTDP
Intel® Core™ i3-1215UE 6C/8T, 2.5GHz, 64 EUs, 10MB L3, 28/15/12W cTDP
Intel® Celeron® 7305E 5C/6T, 1.0GHz, 48 EUs, 8MB L3, 15/12W cTDP

Note: base frequency at highest TDP shown, other clock frequencies supported
Chipset Integrated into SoC
RAM Up to 32GB LPDDR5-5200 memory; memory-down; minimum capacity 8GB
Storage Interfaces Up to 2x SATA channels (up to 6Gb/s)
optional on-board NVMe, 64GB to 1TB
USB Up to 4x USB 3.2 (Gen 1 & 2),
8x USB 2.0
Serial Interfaces 2x high-speed serial ports
Bus Interfaces PCI Express® 1x4, Gen 4, on COMe PEG port
Up to eight PCI Express® Gen 3 lanes, 2x4, with flexible bifurcation options
LPC bus (Low Pin Count bus, no DMA support)
Display Controller Intel® Iris® Xe architecture Graphics, Up to 96 execution units (EU)
H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, AV1, MJPEG encode/decode/transcode.
Display Interfaces Four independent displays supported
3x Digital Display Interface (DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.0b)
1x Embedded DisplayPort 1.4b
1x LVDS 24bit, dual-channel;
1x VGA (optional)
Network Interface 10/100/1000Base-TX, 2.5G² based on Intel i225/226
² Available bandwidths depending on carrier design
Audio Interface High Definition Audio
Security Device TPM 2.0
Miscellaneous Watchdog Timer:
Initiates system reset, programmable

Fan Supply:
4-pin header for CPU fan, PWM speed controlled
and PWM speed control for system fan supported

RTC battery:

System Monitoring:
voltage, temperature, CPU fan, system fan
Feature Highlights Type 6 pin-out
Firmware UEFI Firmware:
AMI Aptio® V

TPM 2.0 support, TCG compliant

Power Management:
Active fan control

USB legacy support (keyboard, mouse, storage)

System Monitoring
Health Monitoring

MSC Adv. Boot Device Selection:
Boot device priority setting based on physical interfaces
OS Support Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2021 LTSC
BSP for Linux (Yocto)
Power Requirement Voltage:
+8.5V to +20V, +5V Stby optional

Power Consumption:
tbd W to tbd W (typ.)
Environment Ambient Temperature:
0° … 60°C (operating)
-25° … 85°C (storage)

5 … 95% (operating, non-condensing),
5 … 95% (storage, non-condensing)
Dimensions 95 x 95
Certificates UL / CE

Order Info

Order No. Description Reference Status
tbd MSC C6C-ALP-xxx OR

PV = Preferred variant; OR = on Request (in OEM quantities only)


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