Press Release

New PCOM-B21A features Intel® Atom™ Dual-Core N2800/N2600;
optional on-board SSD supplies super-fast operating speed

FREMONT, CALIF. March 7, 2013— American Portwell Technology, Inc., ( has the perfect solution for users with a Type 10 carrier board who want to improve performance, find a smaller footprint for applications in tighter spaces and operate smoothly in temperatures that can range between -40°C and 80°C. At a mere 84mm x 55mm and driven by Intel’s Dual-Core Atom N2800/2600 processor, American Portwell’s new PCOM-B21A not only fills the restricted space needs, but also provides improved graphics support.

PCOM-B21A is the latest addition to American Portwell’s comprehensive COM Express form factor family and supports: Type 10 carrier board with a tight footprint of only 84mm x 55mm; low power consumption via Intel’s Atom N2800/N2600 processor (less than 12W for a fan-less solution); DDR3 memory up to 4GB (N2800) and 2GB (N2600); four PCIe x1 lanes that can be configured to one PCIe x4; eight USB 2.0 ports; dual independent displays via VGA, LVDS and DisplayPort (DP); a tested operating temperature range of -40°C to 80°C (N2600); and an optional on-board SSD to provide fast operating speed and maintain the small footprint.

According to Robert Feng, American Portwell’s product marketing manager, the new PCOM-B21A Type 10 COM Express module is perfect for applications in fields such as automation, medical, military, networking, outdoor digital signage and transportation. “One of the key benefits of our new PCOM-B21A is that it supports all Type 10 carrier boards,” Feng explains, “and extends their operating functionality into a much wider temperature range.”

In addition to PCOM-B21A, Portwell’s COM Express product line includes PCOM-B219VG (QM77, Type 6); PCOM-B218VG (Atom D2550/N2800/N2600, Type 6); PCOM-B217VG (QM67, Type 2); PCOM-216VG-VI-ECC (QM57, Type 6 ECC); PCOM-B216VG-ECC (QM57, Type 2 ECC); PCOM-B215VG2 (Atom N455/D525, Type 2); PCOM-214VG (Atom N270, Type 2); PCOM-213VG (GM45, Type 2); PCOM-B212VG (GME965, Type 2); PCOM-B211VG (945GM, Type 2); and PCOM-B210VG (915GM, Type 2).

Shorter Development Time and Longer Product Life Cycle Support

Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s VP of product marketing points out that the new PCOM-B21A is an ideal choice for current COM Express Type 10 customers using Atom or low performance processors who suffer from space limitations and wish to upgrade their system performance. “Our new PCOM-B21A Type 10 COM Express module can help design engineers save development time and reduce the cost of creating custom systems,” states Shen. “Like all of our customers, they will not only benefit from American Portwell’s ability to consistently provide the most up-to-date technology and features, but they also gain peace of mind from the long life cycle support inherent with every Portwell product.”

Product details:

Product details:
Product availability: In addition to American Portwell Technology, Inc., the Portwell PCOM-B21A Type 10 COM Express module is also available through Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Avnet, Inc.

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® Intelligent Systems Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, rackmount systems and network appliances for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 14001:2004 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 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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