ADLINK's Express-LPC compact COM Express module sports DDR3 memory support

by Toni McConnel , TechOnline India - July 07, 2011

Express-LPC is the newest member of ADLINK Technology, Inc.'s Computer-on-Module (COM) family. The new module measures 95 x 95 millimeters, and is fully compatible with the Type 2 pin-out of the PICMG COM Express specification.

Express-LPC is the newest member of ADLINK Technology, Inc.'s Computer-on-Module (COM) family. The new module measures 95 x 95 millimeters, and is fully compatible with the Type 2 pin-out of the PICMG COM Express specification.

The Express-LPC is positioned as an entry level, cost-effective module with an excellent performance-per-watt ratio (MIPS, FLOPS). It targets calculation-intensive applications such as robotics, test and measurement, entry level medical diagnostics and industrial automation.

The Express-LPC is designed as a replacement for existing Pentium M-based designs, offering better performance at a lower price and a much lower power envelope.

The new COM is based on the latest Intel Atom processors, ranging from the dual core D525 at 1.8GHz to the low voltage single core N455 at 1.66 GHz. The module supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory on two SODIMM sockets. In addition to an increase in memory bandwidth compared with DDR2, the Express-LPC's DDR3 memory support also brings a significant cost advantage and the certainty of reliable supplies well into the future.

The Express-LPC is equipped with integrated graphics support for analog VGA and LVDS. The module supports five PCI Express x1 lanes via the Intel I/O Controller Hub 8 Mobile chipset (ICH8M), one Gigabit Ethernet connection and three SATA channels. Legacy support is provided by a single Parallel ATA channel, 32-bit PCI bus and Low Pin Count bus (LPC).

The Express-LPC is available with an onboard IDE-based Solid State Drive (SSD) up to 8GB, and comes standard with an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) to provide secure storage of encryption keys for system and data protection.

The module is equipped with AMIBIOS8, supporting embedded features such as Remote Console, CMOS backup, CPU and System Monitoring, Watchdog Timer, and OEM Splash Screen. Optimized for portable and mobile applications, the Express-LPC's BIOS supports ACPI-based Smart Battery functionality for single or dual battery subsystems. For ADLNK’s complete COM Express building blocks to fit all applications, please visit www.adlinktech.com/Computer-on-Module/Com-Express/.


Pricing and Availability

The Express-LPC is currently available. Single quantity pricing starts at $249.

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