COM Express® defines standardized form factors and pin-outs for Computer-on-Modules. The standard includes the mini form factor (84 x 55mm), the compact form factor (95 x 95mm) and the basic form factor (125 x 95mm).
The COM Express® pin-out Type 6 is a versatile standard offering a broad range of I/O interfaces including intense graphics support, Digital Display Interfaces (DisplayPort, HDMI) and super-fast USB 3.0 to serve all kind of different application requirements of the various market segments
The new COM Express® pin-out Type 7 is a complementary specification to the existing Type 6 pin-out. It is replacing the graphics support by offering multiple 10GbE-KR ports and defining 32 PCIe lanes. The Type 7 is an ideal definition to design server-grade platforms for applications requesting high data and network throughput.
The new COM Express® pin-out Type 10 definition in the mini form factor (84 x 55mm) is well-suited to match the feature and performance requirements of the segments of the embedded market delivering ultra-small solutions.
Kontron has more than 16 years of experience delivering reliable solutions based computer-on-module technology. Coupled with the company’s extensive experience and expertise, Kontron’s support of the three COM Express® form factors lends additional weight to why it is the “choice” solution for application developers. Through the use of consistent COM Express® connectors and feature implementation, Kontron’s modules are easily exchangeable and offer the most flexibility for customers designing them into different size embedded devices. As a true partner, Kontron delivers all of the needed support to help customers reduce time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron has been a driving influencer of the COM Express® standard and Kontron engineers continue to be deeply involved in new developments for the standard and is a member of PICMG®, the consortium governing the COM Express® specification.
COMe Basic modules with a 125x95 mm footprint and pin-out types 2 and 6
COMe Compact modules with a 95x95 mm footprint and pin-out types 2 and 6
COMe Mini modules with a 84x55 mm footprint and pin-out type 10
Power Architecture® on COM form factor for telecommunication
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