Kontron: COM Express modules with AMD's latest APU
Kontron is expanding its portfolio of COMe-cVR6 (E2) Computer-on-Modules in the COM Express Compact Type 6 form factor with new variants. They include the latest AMD Ryzen embedded processor V1404I with 4x 2.0 GHz and a power consumption of 12 to 25W. Versions with ECC memory down or with DDR4 SO-DIMM socket are possible. Both are designed for the industrial extended temperature range between -40 and +85 °C. This makes the new COMe-cVR6 modules particularly suitable for use in harsh environmental conditions, such as power utilities or in the defense sector, as well as for applications in medical imaging or industrial image processing, and for complex automation systems.
The COMe-cVR6 (E2) computer-on-modules are based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors, which set a new benchmark for high-end embedded computing. The smaller form factor of the COM Express Compact Modules allows significantly more space to be saved than with most comparable solutions. This enables developers to realize more compact designs with maximum performance. In addition, the COMe-cVR6 (E2) variants with soldered-on memory are insensitive to vibration and shock. All other components such as voltage dividers, capacitors and controllers have also been chosen in regards to ensuring maximum resistance to environmental influences.
The new COMe-cVR6 (E2) supports the Kontron APPROTECT security solution based on Wibu-Systems CodeMeter. In addition, Kontron APPROTECT licensing also enables new business models such as 'pay-per-use' or time-based trial versions. The modules are expected to be available during the first quarter of 2020.