More edge computing power

congatec welcomes Intel Atom® x6000E Series processor launch on five form factors

Intel Atom® x6000E Series The combination of rugged real-time operation, real-time connectivity and real-time hypervisor technologies is needed for IoT-connected industrial applications. congatec’s latest boards and modules with the new Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium processors deliver massive improvements in this respect for the automation and control markets, ranging from distributed process controls in smart energy grids to smart robotics, or PLCs and CNCs for discrete manufacturing. Further real-time applications can be found in test and measurement as well as in transportation such as train and wayside systems or connected autonomous vehicles. 

Mission critical applications will also benefit from more cost-efficient ECC implementations as In-band Error Correction Code allows the use of more affordable conventional memory instead of dedicated ECC RAM. Intel Atom x6000E Series processors, Intel® Celeron® and Pentium® N & J Series processors (code named “Elkhart Lake”) based on low-power 10 nm technology will pave the way for a new generation of edge-connected embedded systems. Available on SMARC, Qseven, COM Express Compact and Mini Computer-on-Modules as well as Pico-ITX Single Board Computers (SBCs), the new congatec boards and modules impress with doubled graphics performance for up to three simultaneous displays running at 4kp60 and a 50% more multi-thread computing power compared to their predecessors on up to 4 cores. Further benefits especially welcomed in real-time industrial markets are Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), Intel® Time Coordinated Computing (Intel® TCC) and Real Time Systems (RTS) hypervisor support as well as BIOS configurable ECC and extended temperature options from -40°C to +85°C.