embedded world 2019: Avnet Integrated Presents New COM Express Type 7 Module Family for Server Applications

Stutensee, Germany – 19th February 2019 - Avnet Integrated showcases its new MSC C7B-DVL COM Express™ module family in Hall 2, Booth 238 at embedded world 2019 in Nuremberg. The compact modules, which comply with the COM Express™ Type 7 standard of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), are especially designed for server applications with high computing power, fast data transfer and low power dissipation. The most important features are up to four 10Gb Ethernet ports for convenient networking of servers and up to 14 PCI Express™ lanes. The powerful MSC C7B-DVL module family integrates an Intel® Atom™ C3000 series server processor (“Denverton”).

The standardized, ready-to-use MSC C7B-DVL processor module family with scalable performance enables fast and easy implementation of modern storage and network applications. Upgrading the system to higher performance is possible by simply replacing the module. All modules are available for seven or fifteen years (long term supply) from the product launch of the processor. With the MSC C7B‑DVL, Avnet Integrated expands its broad product portfolio in the server market and thus further expands its role as a leading provider of innovative Computer-On-Modules (COMs).

Typical fields of application for the rugged server module family include fog computing and edge computing, switching/routing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), automated test equipment, and industrial image and video processing. For network devices that will be used outdoors, individual modules are also specified to operate in harsh environments in the extended temperature range from -40°C to +85°C.

Technical Specifications:

The MSC C7B-DVL COM Express™ Type 7 module family can be equipped with seven different Intel® Atom™ C3000 series server processor types (“Denverton”), offering broad scalability from four to sixteen processor cores. The TDP (Thermal Dissipation Power) ranges from 17 W to 31 W. The processors support QAT (Intel® Quick Assist Technology) up to 20 Gbps, Intel® x86 64-bit Software Support, VT-x, and VT-d. Via two 260-pin SO-DIMM sockets, the module can be equipped with fast DDR4 SDRAMs with a maximum capacity of 48 GB, optionally with Error Correction Code (ECC). The integrated Infineon Trusted Platform Module TPM 2.0 provides additional security for critical network installations.

Up to five Ethernet interfaces, four with 10Gb transfer rate and one 10/100/1000 Base-TX connector, provide high network bandwidth. Up to 14 PCI Express™ (PCIe) lanes gen.3 enable flexible system expansions and the connection of fast SSD memory. The PCIe lanes follow common industrial practice and are routed directly to the COM Express™ connector without a switch. This feature supports a simple transition to the next module generation, thus safeguarding the investment made in system design. In addition, there are two SATA 6Gb/s interfaces, 2 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, and two serial high-speed connections.

To evaluate the MSC C7B-DVL family of server modules, Avnet Integrated supplies a matching Type 7 carrier board in ATX form factor and a comprehensive starter kit. The carrier board can optionally be provided with a Board Management Controller (BMC) that supports remote maintenance.

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