SOURCE: MSC Embedded

MSC Embedded

November 07, 2011 13:19 ET

MSC Embedded Inc. Delivers Cost-Efficient COM Express Module With 32nm Celeron CPU

Highest CPU & Graphics Performance, Maximum Connectivity

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 7, 2011) - MSC Embedded Inc., manufacturer of highly integrated standard board level products and customer specific boards and systems, today announced the high-end MSC CXB-6S COM Express™ module family -- based on the second generation of Intel® Core™ processors. This module will be offered with i3, i5 and i7 CPUs with two or four cores or with a cost-efficient Celeron® variant. The COM Express module also offers a growth path to future CPU technologies and can provide highly embedded solutions for high performance platforms.

The cost-optimized version of the MSC CXB-6S module family integrates the Intel® HM65 PCH chipset and the dual-core Intel® Celeron® processor B810E, manufactured using 32nm technology. The CPU is clocked at 1.6 GHz and employs a 2 MB L3 cache. The specified thermal dissipation power (TDP) of the processor is 35 W. Fast dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM modules (two SO-DIMM sockets) -- with a maximum capacity of 16 GB -- ensure high computing power and at the same time low power consumption. An onboard Intel® HD Graphics 2000 graphics controller supports DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.0. A new cache architecture, the L3 cache, shared by the processor cores and the graphics controller increases the performance significantly compared previous generations of modules.

The MSC CXB-6S COM Express™ module family offers six PCI Express™ x 1 channels, a PCI Express™ Graphics (PEG) x 16 interface, the classic 32 Bit PCI bus, eight USB 2.0 ports, HD audio and Gb Ethernet. Data can be stored via four SATA II channels supporting up to 300 MB/s, an enhanced IDE port or an optionally populated 8 GB NAND flash SSD. The flash disk may even replace hard disks in many applications. LVDS and VGA interfaces are available to connect high resolution displays. Besides these there are three Display Port or HDMI interfaces with a resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels which are multiplexed on the PEG lanes.

"Due to their high computing, graphics and video performance, the MSC CXB-6S modules are best suited for demanding applications in the fields of image processing, medical engineering, casino gaming and high-resolution digital signage," said Mike Miller, CEO at MSC. "Like all modern MSC COM Express™ platforms, the high-end modules are equipped with innovative hardware-based security functionality compliant to the requirements of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG.)"

MSC Embedded Inc. supplies universal baseboards for evaluation and design-in. Furthermore MSC offers design services for application-specific motherboards. These powerful platforms run with Windows® 7, Windows® XP (embedded) and Linux operating systems and employ the AMI UEFI BIOS.

Pricing and Availability:
The COM Express module is available today for $259.00 for high volume quantities. Contact MSC or visit the website at for more information.

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MSC Embedded Inc.
MSC Embedded Inc. is a manufacturer of board-level products and customer specific industrial embedded computers. Products include COM Express™, Qseven and ETX® as well as products that interface to COM modules like carrier boards, I/O technologies for displays or other process interfaces. MSC Embedded also offers custom BIOS adaptation, BSP and device drivers for all its products to OEM customers worldwide. The company's headquarters is based in San Bruno, CA and Stutensee, Germany.

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