Electronic Design

Compact Module Taps COM Express Atoms For Mobile Video

Congatec’s latest COM Express module, the conga-CA945, is based on Intel’s 1.6-GHz, two-thread N270 Atom processor and 945GSE Express chip set (see the figure). The module can handle up to a 2-Gbyte DDR2 small-outline dual-inline memory module (SODIMM). It has a Gigabit Ethernet controller, three PCI Express lanes, eight USB 2.0 ports, two SATA ports, and an IDE interface.

Furthermore, the conga-CA945 has a 32-bit PCI bus, a multimaster I2C port, an LPC bus, and hi-def audio support. The 945SGE’s Graphics Media Accelerator 950 can provide 32-bit 3D graphics using dual-channel LVDS, a serial digital video output (SDVO), or a video graphics adapter (VGA) interface. It implements the Embedded Panel Interface (EPI) and VESA ID standard. A typical system draws under 2.5 W.

The conga-CA945 costs $290. Samples will be available later this month.

Bill Wong


TAGS: Intel
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