ARBOR launches the COM Express module with AMD G-series SoC

ARBOR Technology has announced the release of a EmETXe-a58M0 COM Express Type 6 Module. This module is based on the second generation AMD Embedded G-Series SoC processors.

Compared to the current SoC platform, the modules are said to provide higher performance and a lower power draw with an improved Jaguar+ CPU architecture and AMD Radeon 8000 graphics core. Graphics engine speed is claimed to have been increased up to 800MHz and the DDR3 interface up to 1866MT/s. A new function of the G-Series includes Core Boost Frequency to ensure appropriate processor overclocking.

The SoC is designed for low power embedded applications. Compared to the previous SoCs, it is said to provide higher performance per watt and lower TDP. This fan less module design is therefore suitable for cost sensitive applications in the control and automation industry, digital gaming, communication infrastructure and graphics-intensive devices such as thin clients, digital displays or medical-imaging equipment.

The integrated AMD Radeon graphics supports DirectX 11.1 and OpenGL 4.2 for fast 2D and 3D image display. OpenCL 1.2 is also supported, enabling the execution of program code by the GPUs. The range of available graphics interfaces includes VGA and DisplayPort 1.2 as well as DVI/HDMI 1.4a.

The module provides 2xUSB 3.0 SuperSpeed, 7xUSB 2.0 ports, seven PCI Express x1 Gen 2 lanes, two SATA 6Gb/s ports, one SATA port, one Micro SD socket and a Gigabit Ethernet interface.

Peggy Lee