Small and powerful COM for medical technology and transportation

Distec GmbH adds congatec’s new SMARC 2.1 module conga-SA7 to its product range. The SMARC computer-on-module is provided with the latest Intel Elkhard Lake processor Atom x6000E, Pentium J6xxx and N6xxx or the Celeron J6xxx and N6xxx.

“Small, robust and powerful,” Thomas Schrefel, embedded product manager at Distec, described the new SMARC module. “Particularly impressive are the significantly improved processor and graphics performance of up to 200% with low power consumption.”

Intel says single-thread performance has been bettered by 1.7 times, multi-thread performance by 1.5 times, and graphics doubled with the new processor architecture. The COM can be operated fanless and withstands harsh environments with vibrations and temperatures from -40C to +85C. Those who do not need the industrial temperature range can employ the commercial version from 0C to +60C. Therefore, the module is predestined for a wide range of requirements in medical technology, transportation, measurement technology, and many more.

The compact SMARC module with only 82mm x 50mm dimensions is currently scheduled for availability until 2030. Due to this long-term availability, industrial design and the universal SMARC form factor, it provides high flexibility and the best reliability for high-quality applications.

The conga-SA7 with its MXM3 connector provides 314 pins to connect the module to the carrier board despite its small size. DP++, two Gigabit LAN ports with TSN support, two USB 3.1 Gen2, six USB 2.0, SATA, up to 4 PCIe lane, 4x UART, I2C and many more connectors are provided. In addition, the device provides two onboard CAN interfaces. Optionally, the SMARC 2.1 module is available with Wifi/BT, LVDS and/or additional DP++.

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