A low-power processor PMC/XMC module developed by Concurrent Technologies incorporates the 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor Z530 and the integrated Intel System Controller Hub US15W. Additional features of the XP A40/x03 include up to 2GB DDR2-533 SDRAM, 4GB of NAND flash, graphics, and a variety of I/O interfaces such as a CANbus controller and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The board, which has a typical power consumption of less than 10W, comes in commercial and extended temperature variants. A rugged conduction-cooled board is scheduled for release in the near future. It can be used on either a PMC/XMC carrier board, or on a host CPU board where it’s able to offload some of the host CPU’s functions. Potential applications are varied, but most are expected to fall into the defense, security, aerospace, and telecommunications markets.
The 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor Z530 is manufactured using 45nm technology and provides 512kB of L2 cache. It supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel Virtualization Technology. The Intel System Controller Hub US15W is a memory controller, I/O controller hub, and graphics controller combined in one chip package.