congatec uses AMD G-series to build x86, 4-core, Type 6 COM Express Compact Module

April 23, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
The conga-TCG combines compact design with improved graphics performance and power efficiency, using processors from the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC (System-On-Chip) family, that integrates the “Jaguar” based processor and AMD Radeon graphics cores in a compact package.

The module offers multimedia performance, an excellent performance-per-watt ratio and flexible task allocation on the CPU and GPU, for cost-sensitive visualisation and control applications.

congatec currently offers four processors from the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform, ranging from the 1.0 GHz dual-core AMD GX-210HA (1MB shared L2 cache) with only a 9-W TDP (thermal design power) to the 2.0 GHz quad-core AMD GX-420CA (2MB shared L2 cache) with a 25W TDP. Integrated AMD Radeon graphics features the Universal Video Decoder 4.2 for seamless processing of BluRay with HDCP (1080p), MPEG-2, HD and DivX (MPEG-4) videos. The conga-TCG also supports DirectX 11.1 and OpenGL 4.0 for fast 2D and 3D imaging and OpenCL 1.1. Interface options include VGA, Single/Dual channel 18/24bit LVDS, DisplayPort 1.2 and DVI / HDMI 1.4a and enable the direct control of two independent displays. DisplayPort 1.2 also enables multi-streaming, making it possible to control up to two displays per graphics port in daisy chain mode.

Four PCI Express x1 lanes Gen 2, two USB 3.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, two SATA 3 Gb/sec ports and a Gigabit Ethernet interface allow flexible system expansion at high data bandwidth. The congatec board controller, ACPI 3.0 power management and high-definition audio complete the package.