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COM Express module runs 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo

Jul 16, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

RadiSys announced a COM Express module based on Intel's newly shipping Core 2 Duo T9400 and GM45 Express chipset. The Linux- and Windows-ready Procelerant CEGM45 targets portable, high-performance applications, and comes in Type 2 and Type 3 COM Express pin-out models, says the company.

(Click for slightly larger view of the Procelerant CEGM45)

The Procelerant CEGM45 targets applications that require fast processing and networking, large storage and memory capacity, and low power consumption, says Radisys. Examples are said to include medical and machine imaging, test and measurement, and communications devices.

The 3.7 x 4.9 inch (95 x 125mm) module is based on Intel's newly shipping Core 2 Duo T9400 processor (code-named “Penryn”). The processor supports 47 of Intel's 54 SSE4 SIMD (single instruction, multiple data) instruction enhancements, which are said to enhance the performance and power-efficiency of mobile multimedia, 3D, and gaming applications.

The T9400 is paired with the new Mobile GM45 Express chipset, which is said to offer memory bus speeds in excess of 1GHz. The Radisys module supports the T9400 with 6MB cache, as well as up to 8GB DDR3 memory in dual channels, each of which can support up to 4GB.

The CEGM45 is equipped with a MicroSD socket, four SATA ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, and single or dual gigabit Ethernet. RadiSys provides custom services including “carrier concept definition and design, carrier schematic reviews, BIOS customization, and thermal design,” says the company.

Specifications for the Type 2 COM Express version of the Procelerant CEGM45 include:

  • Processor — T9400 SV 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SV
  • Chipset — Intel GM45 Express and ICH9M I/O Hub with integrated TPM
  • Cache — 6MB
  • Memory — up to 8GB (up to 4GB per channel); 2 x 204-pin, right-angle SODIMM sockets for DDR3-1067 and DDR3-800
  • Flash — 1 x Micro-SD slot; 4MB system flash for BIOS
  • Graphics — Intel Gen 5.0 graphics engine; VGA; dual LVDS (2 x 18bpp or 2 x 24bpp panel support)
  • Video I/O:
    • TV-Out, supporting Composite, S-Video and Component
    • Dual-channel SDVO
    • HDMI
    • 3 x DisplayPort
  • Storage — 4 x SATA interfaces, supporting RAID 0/1; 1 x IDE interface (build option), supporting two UltraATA/100 devices
  • PCI Express — 1 x PCI Express Graphics expansion port (x16); 5 x link expansion ports (x1)
  • PCI — 1 x PCI 2.3-compliant 32-bit, 33MHz bus
  • Networking — 1 x 10/100/1000 BaseT (a second port is optional)
  • USB — 8 x USB 2.0
  • Audio — “High Definition” audio; speaker out
  • Other features — LPC bus, SMBus, I2C, 8 x GPIO
  • Power — +12 power rail, primary input; ACPI 3.0
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 140 degrees F (0 to 60 degrees C)
  • Dimensions — 3.7 x 4.9 inches (95 x 125mm)
  • Operating systems — Red Hat Linux, Windows XP Embedded/Professional, Windows Vista Ultimate

Stated Joe Pavlat, President of the PICMG consortium, which oversees the COM Express format, “By supporting both Type 2 and Type 3 pin-outs, RadiSys customers have the maximum design flexibility to choose the combination of features that best meets their current and future needs.”


Radisys did not provide pricing or availability information on the Procelerant CEGM45. More information may be available here.

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