Congatec AG (Germany) - congatec AG, a leading technology company for embedded computer modules, single board computers and EDM services, is expanding its successful Qseven product series with the first "headless" Computer-on-Module.
Based on the new Intel® Atom™ processor E3805 (1M Cache, 1.33 GHz, 3W TDP), the congatec Qseven Headless module is a particularly cost effective and energy efficient solution for deeply embedded systems that require no graphics output. The module provides high density data processing and low power consumption with a maximum TDP of 3W. Thanks to the extremely low power consumption the design effort is significantly reduced and maintenance free. A space-saving single-chip processor and low power consumption make this an ideal solution for fanless designs in connected device applications for the IoT. These include, for example, M2M and motion control applications for industry 4.0, gateways, or system and control monitoring in smart home automation.
The Qseven module comes with 2 GB of DDR3L memory and up to 16 GB eMMC 4.5 for mass storage. Thanks to native USB 3.0 support, the module achieves fast data rates with low power consumption. A total of six USB 2.0 ports are provided, one of which supports USB 3.0 SuperSpeed. Three PCI Express 2.0 lanes and two SATA interfaces operating at up to 6 Gb/s enable fast and flexible system extensions. The Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controller i210 ensures outstanding software compatibility. An I2C bus, an LPC bus for easy integration of legacy I/O interfaces, and Intel High Definition Audio complete the feature set.