Portwell Expands Intel® Core™ i7/i5 COM Express™ Family
FREMONT, CALIF. — March 17, 2011— American Portwell Technology, Inc. (http://www.portwell.com) has expanded its COM Express™ Type 2 product portfolio to include Intel’s second-generation quad-core and dual-core Core™ i7/i5 processors with integrated graphics engine and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. This technology dynamically increases the operating frequency of processor cores beyond baseline levels – even beyond 3GHz – according to workload and real-time power and temperature measurements. This frequency increase is complementary to hyper-threading, which raises the performance of multi-threaded and single threaded applications. The integrated graphics engine supports high-end media/graphics capabilities and delivers greater graphics performance while reducing overall platform power requirements. Portwell’s PCOM-B217VG module is well suited for gaming machines, high-end communications applications, test equipment, streaming video terminals, and medical imaging devices.
According to Jimmy Chang, American Portwell’s product marketing manager, the new PCOM-B217VG Type 2 COM Express module is the first Intel mobile quad-core module to offer long life product support for at least 7 years. It is also the first generation to support the PCIe x1 Gen 2.0 technology which doubles the I/O data rate between the COM Express module and the PCIe Gen 2 add-on cards via the COM Express carrier board.
Based on the second generation Intel Core i7/i5 quad and dual core mobile processor and mobile Intel QM67 Express chipset with integrated graphics engine, PCOM-B217VG features Intel Core i7-2710QE 2.1 GHz (with Turbo Boost to 3GHz), Intel Core i5-2510E 2.5 GHz (with Turbo Boost to 3.1GHz), Type 2 COM Express Basic small form factor of 125mm x 95mm, two SODIMM sockets supporting DDR3 SDRAM up to total 16GB 1067/1333 MHz, IDE and four SATA ports (two 6Gbps and two 3Gbps ports), one Intel 82579LM Gigabit Ethernet PHY with AMT 7.0, and eight USB ports. AMT (Active Management Technology) is a hardware-level technology within the Intel vPro technology umbrella of features that permit secure remote access and updating even without an operating system running.
Expansion options on the developer PCOM-C210 COM Express Type 2 carrier board includes: More PCIe Gen 2 add-on cards and devices are supported with one PCI-E x16 Gen. 2.0 (configurable as two x8 or two x4 and one x8), and six PCI-E x1 Gen. 2.0 (configurable to one x4); LPC interface; SMBus/12C interface; and high definition audio interface.
Turbo Boost to Maximize Performance
Another First for Portwell
Portwell’s extensive COM Express product portfolio now includes every high-performance Core™ and Atom™ processor platform available for embedded market longevity support, such as Core i7 / QM57 Type 6 with ECC RAM, Core i7 / QM57 Type 2, Core 2 Duo / GM45, Core 2 Duo / GME965, Atom N270, Atom N450 and dual-core Atom D510, and extended lifecycle support for 945GM and 915GM chipsets.
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