Performance boost now standard-compliant
congatec welcomes COM Express 3.1 specification with compliant Computer-on-ModulesDeggendorf, Germany, )
“The launch of the COM Express 3.1 specification is a huge step in future-proofing this established standard that has been on the market for nearly 18-years. All existing high-performance embedded designs based on COM Express Computer-on-Modules can now receive further performance upgrades in compliance with the standard. Accomplishing this has been one of the most important recent tasks of the PICMG organization, as customers need to sustainably secure their existing investments in COM Express compliant carrier board designs in these challenging times,” explains Christian Eder, Director Product Marketing at congatec.
Besides the support of PCIe 4.0 the new 3.1 COM Express specification allows further advanced features that were not previously supported, such as USB 4, MIPI-CSI connectors, signal integrity and loss budget information for SATA Gen 3 and SoundWire support. Despite all these improvements COM Express 3.1 Type 6 modules are fully backward compatible with 3.0 modules and carrier boards, ensuring that even older designs can get equipped with latest processor technologies.
For more information on the new COM Express 3.1 compliant conga-TC670 Computer-on-Modules, please visit https://www.congatec.com/en/products/com-express-type-6/conga-tc670/
The COM Express 3.1 specification can be purchased at https://www.picmg.org/product/com-express-module-base-specification-rev-3-1/