SAN JOSE, Calif. – ADLINK Technology, Inc., announces a new COM Express Type 2 computer-on-module, based on the highly popular 6th/7th Gen Intel Core Processors (formerly “Skylake” and “Kaby Lake”). The new Express-SL2/KL2 module supports all Type 2 related legacy I/Os and thereby allows customers to extend the production life of existing Type 2 based systems for at least another 10 years.
“The early COM Express Type 2 specification, supporting PATA IDE and PCI-bus, has been one of the most successful computer-on-module form factors since the PICMG COM.0 form factor’s inception in 2005”, says Alex Wang, product manager at ADLINK. “Even today it is still widely used in industrial automation, transportation and specialty device markets. Around 8 years ago more modern interfaces, such as HDMI and DisplayPort, appeared and that is why most new projects nowadays have transferred to the newer COM Express Type 6 pinout.”
Type 2 however remains indispensable for many system integrators and OEMs that have ongoing production systems with carriers based on the COM Express Type 2 pinout. “With the recent discontinuation of the hugely popular 3rd Gen Intel Core Processor (formerly “Ivy Bridge”), many customers are now frantically searching for a new Type 2 module to keep existing systems up and running. These customers are in need of a drop-in solution at both hardware and software levels (Intel-to-Intel) with equivalent or improved performance and a better thermal envelope to simplify their transition. The new Express-SL2/KL2 Type 2 module solves this problem,” continued Wang.
The new Express-SL2/KL2 features the 6th/7th Gen Intel Core Processors (as well as Celeron and Xeon options) and supports the Type 2 pinout with legacy interfaces such as PCI-bus, PATA, and VGA. In addition to hardware compatibility, the Express-SL2/KL2 supports diverse operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, WES 7, Embedded Linux through the industry standard Yocto Project (https://github.com/adlink), Ubuntu LTS and CentOS. With legacy standard and essential software support, the Express-SL2/KL2 meets your need for a facilitated system migration with performance enhancement.
The Express-SL2/KL2 is available in both commercial (0°C to 60°C) and Extreme Rugged (-40°C to +85°C) versions.
For more information, please visit: http://www.adlinktech.com/Computer-on-Module/