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MSC Technologies offers new COM Express modules for cost-sensitive IoT systems

(PresseBox) (Stutensee, Germany, ) MSC Technologies, a company of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has extended its COM Express™ product portfolio by powerful modules with latest processor types particularly suitable for cost-sensitive IoT applications. The MSC C6C-BW module family based on Intel's current Atom™ processor platform (codenamed „Braswell“), which was announced last year by MSC Technologies, has got a new member based on the Intel® Atom™ x5-E8000. This quad-core processor has an extremely low power dissipation of maximum 5 W and is available at a price level significantly below that of the earlier variants. It operates at a nominal clock rate of 1.04 GHz and can achieve 2.0 GHz in burst mode.

For higher performance requirements, the new Celeron® module in the MSC C6C-SLU COM Express™ family from MSC Technologies, up to now available with low-power Core™ processors of the 6th generation, may fill the gap. The newly added Intel® Celeron® 3955U processor differs from the i3, i5 and i7 types by also having an extremely favorable price with very slight restrictions on the computing and graphic performance. The dual-core processor runs at 2.0 GHz with a nominal TDP of 15 W. This power loss can even be limited to 10 W (cTDP) with a BIOS setting. This allows the module to be used in systems with passive cooling.

Thanks to the integrated Gen8 Intel® HD Graphics, the MSC C6C-BW module family ‒ in the compact form factor of 95 mm x 95 mm ‒ offers a powerful graphics performance for the high-resolution imaging and fast video playback. Three independent displays with up to 4k x 2k resolution can be connected via HDMI, DisplayPort and embedded DisplayPort interfaces. A broad range of modern interfaces includes two SATA 3, four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0 and up to five PCI Express™ x1 channels. A microSD card can be plugged in as an on-board mass storage device.

The more powerful MSC C6C-SLU COM Express™ modules offer hardware-based graphics acceleration and video encoding/decoding. The on-chip Intel® HD Graphics Gen. 9 supports DirectX® 12, OpenGL 4.4., and OpenCL 2.x. The Type-6 pin-out includes LVDS or embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, and DVI/HDMI for the connection of three displays with up to 4k x 2k pixels, 4 x USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, eight PCIe x1 Lanes, and 3 x SATA,. An integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) ensures additional security features.

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MSC Technologies GmbH

MSC Technologies, a company of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), specialises in intelligent embedded and display solutions for a range of different industrial applications. MSC Technologies, based in Stutensee, Germany, represents well-known manufacturers of TFT, touch and passive displays and offers customer-specific display solutions based on in-house technologies. In the embedded sector, MSC Technologies has many years of development and production expertise that ranges from COM Express, Qseven and SMARC 2.0 modules through to complete systems. It also provides wireless, storage and lighting solutions. With its consulting competence and full-service offering, MSC Technologies secures a competitive advantage for its customers with premium-quality solutions and long-term availability. The solution provider's business focuses on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Eastern Europe. Avnet Embedded serves customers in other regions. Further information under