The New COM Express Modules Offer Higher Performance and Enhanced I/O Features for Medical/Healthcare Systems, Communications and IoT Solutions


FREMONT, CALIF. - November 11, 2015 -- American Portwell Technology, Inc.,(http://www.portwell.com)a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and a Premier member of the Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Alliance, today announces the release of a series of Type 6 COM Express modules based on the 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor (codename Skylake) and Intel® Q170, H110 and C236 chipsets. These Portwell's new COM Express modules, PCOM-B639VG, PCOM-B638VG and PCOM-B637VG, include Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (Intel Core i7 and i5 processors), Intel® vPro™ Technology supported by the Intel Q170 chipset for superior remote management capabilities, and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel Core i7 processors).

Furthermore, the product series also supports new advanced features offered by the 6th generation Intel Core processors that boost IoT designs from the edge to the cloud, including Intel® SGX (Software Guard Extensions), Intel® MPX (Memory Guard Extensions), additional HSIO (High Speed Input/Output) with increased flexibility, and expanded HW/GPU accelerated codec support. In addition, the PCOM-B639VG, PCOM-B638VG and PCOM-B637VG Type 6 COM Express modules deliver greater graphics performance, stunning Ultra HD 4K display across three independent displays, as well as faster 3D and video playback capability, all while with improved energy efficiency. These enhanced features and performance translate into improved security and reduced manageability cost, making any one of these new Portwell COM Express modules an ideal solution for medical/healthcare systems, military embedded computing applications, as well as IoT application design across a broad spectrum of industries.   

Key Features
Specifically, the PCOM-B639VG and PCOM-B637VG Type 6 COM Express modules (125mm x 95mm) support up to 32GB (16GB for PCOM-B637VG) ECC (supported by C236 chipset only) and non-ECC 288-pin DDR4-2133 SODIMM, making both new modules faster than their predecessor. The expansion interface supports one PCI Express x16 Gen3 (8.0GT/s) for enhanced video delivering 1.6 times faster performance than that of the previous Gen2 (5.0GT/s), and eight PCI Express x1 Gen3 (8.0 GT/s).

Furthermore, PCOM-B637VG and PCOM-B639VG support three independent displays, DP (DisplayPort), VGA and LVDS with greater 3D performance compared to its previous generation. Operating with a low TDP CPU (35 watts), the PCOM-B637VG can provide superior graphics performance for medical/healthcare systems and communications applications.

The Portwell PCOM-B638VG Type 6 Compact COM Express module (95mm x 95mm) supports DDR4-2133 ECC/Non-ECC SODIMM up to 16GB on two 288-pin SODIMM sockets. Its low profile design with high performance and low power consumption, plus enhanced I/O features, making it an excellent choice for developing solutions for many IoT applications.

Flexibility, Longevity and Faster Time to Market
Portwell's clients know they can always count on us to provide them with quality products and long term support with up to date know-how. Designed with flexibility, the PCOM-B639VG, PCOM-B638VG and PCOM-B637VG are developed on the Type 6 COM Express form factor, and with the Intel Q170, H110, and C236 express chipsets functioning smoothly with 6th generation Intel Core processors. These features allow our customers to preserve their legacy components and subsequent investments while minimizing turn-around time - all of which ensures that the costs of inevitable upgrades are minimal.

Design for Scalability and Customization Services for Broad Applications
In the military and medical sectors, safety with accuracy and precision are paramount, while in the retail market safeguarding investments by lowering costs of future designs is the status quo. As the markets evolve, Portwell's versatile COM Express modules adapt to these changes by enabling designers to partition commodity host-processors from proprietary baseboards, thereby minimizing current and future design risks during the initial phase of development. This design of separating the CPU-upgradable module from system specific I/O carrier boards further safeguards development investments and lowers total cost of ownership. In addition, Portwell can also provide services to clients on the carrier board design and development, review schematics and BIOS customization. At Portwell, we strive to create superior products and services for our customers.

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Product details:
PCOM-B639VG Type 6 COM Express module:
PCOM-B638VG Type 6 Compact COM Express module:
PCOM-B637VG Type 6 COM Express module:

Product availability:
In addition to American Portwell Technology, Inc., the Portwell PCOM-B639VG, PCOM-B638VG and PCOM-B637VG Type 6 COM Express modules are also available through Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Avnet, Inc.

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About American Portwell Technology
American Portwell Technology, Inc. is a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and a Premier member of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, rackmount systems and network communication appliances for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, ISO 14001:2004 and TL 9000 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell's extensive turnkey solutions and private-label branding service, call 1-877-APT-8899, email info@portwell.com or visit us at http://www.portwell.com.

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