Press Release

PORTWELL expands its com express portfolio to include a
Module with the Latest Intel® Atom™ Processor-based Platform
New PCOM-B218VG Type VI compact size COM Express module
speeds up time-to-market for OEMs and ODMs

FREMONT, CALIF. — January 17, 2012— American Portwell Technology, Inc. (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance , announces PCOM-B218VG, the very latest in a portfolio of Type VI compact size COM Express Basic module. At a mere 95mm x 95mm (3.74˝ x 3.74˝), the compact PCOM-B218VG includes the Intel® Atom™ processor N2000, N2600, N2800, D2000 and D2700 series and the Intel® NM10 Express chipset. This platform includes an integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600/3650 graphics engine to enhance 3D performance for media applications such as high definition 1080p imaging; two Display Ports that support multiple DP/HDMI/DVI functions; one SO-DIMM socket to support DDR3 SDRAM up to 4GB; two SATA; one Fast Ethernet; expansion (via the Com Express carrier board) of four PCI-E x1 which can be configured to one PCI-Express x4, LPC interface and high definition audio interface; and a PCOM-C211 developer COM Express Type VI carrier board.

Packed with features like these, Portwell’s PCOM-B218VG is an ideal solution for applications such as medical devices, test equipment, industrial control, gaming machines, portable devices and COTS military.

Speeds time to market

In each of these market segments, COM Express safeguards development investments and lowers total cost of ownership by enabling designers to partition commodity host-processor COM Express modules from proprietary, value-added platform building blocks, including FPGAs and specialty I/Os on custom baseboards. COM Express modules can help minimize current and future design risks because they help save development time and costs during initial phase of development, while achieving faster time-to-market, simplifying the future upgrade path and scalability, and increasing the application lifecycle.

Separating the CPU and the subsystem

“The advantage of Portwell’s COM Express form factor is how it separates out the CPU—the portion of the system that changes most with the market—onto an upgradeable module and the system-specific I/O onto the carrier board,” says Robert Feng, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing manager. “Feedback from our customers confirms that this modular architecture actually speeds up their time-to-market for custom-made applications because it provides them with the flexibility for functional expansion.”

Great features in a compact package

“In addition,” Feng continues, “our PCOM-B218VG is the latest Type VI COM Express module with a host of features including the Intel® Atom™ processor N2000, N2600, N2800, D2000 and D2700 series and Intel® NM10 Express chipset, DDR3 system memory, VGA, Display Ports, Fast Ethernet, and USB, and of course, long life cycle support to give our customers peace of mind,”

The new PCOM-B218VG Type VI COM Express module joins our Qseven, Nano-ITX, ECX, and Mini-ITX form factors as part of Portwell’s extensive product portfolio of embedded computers.

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About American Portwell Technology

About American Portwell Technology American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Embedded Computing market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey, and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email or visit us at

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Product and Technical Contact

Robert Feng
Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

Media Contact
Susan Wei
Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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