congatec introduces conga-PA5 Pico-ITX single board computer |

congatec introduces conga-PA5 Pico-ITX single board computer

November 092016
congatec introduces conga-PA5 Pico-ITX single board computer

November 9, 2016 – congatec presents the conga-PA5 Pico-ITX single board computer (SBC) and the conga-IA5 Thin Mini-ITX motherboard, two industrial-grade, computing platforms featuring the latest Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium processors (Codename Apollo Lake). System engineers can immediately deploy them to upgrade existing Pico-ITX and Mini-ITX designs. Application areas for these  boards range from small sized handheld devices, box PCs and IoT gateways to industrial-grade Thin Clients, slim HMIs and low-power GUIs. Markets can be found in smart homes and smart cities, digital signage and retail, medical technology, gaming and industrial automation, as well as in shop floor and logistic systems.

The conga-PA5 Pico-ITX SBCs and conga-IA5 Mini-ITX motherboards feature security enhancements, real-time computing capabilities as well as the ability to keep the embedded systems of IoT devices in sync. This is of importance for connected applications such as digital video surveillance, vision based robotics, industry 4.0 connected devices, traffic control and smart energy grids, as well as various connected computing nodes on ships, planes, trains, automobiles and more.

congatec’s conga-IA5 Thin Mini-ITX boards and the comparably slim line conga-PA5 Pico-ITX SBCs are equipped with the particularly energy-saving Intel Atom processors E3930, E3940 and E3950 for the industrial-grade extended temperature range of -40° C to +85° C, or are fitted with the higher performing low-power dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 and quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 processors.

All variants offer the Intel Gen9 graphics with up to 18 execution units and support up to three independent high-resolution 4k displays via 2x DP++ with full [email protected] and dual channel LVDS. The conga-IA5 comes with up to 8 GB DDR3L of RAM for cost sensitive applications, whereas the conga-PA5 offers 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM onboard with up to 2,400 MT/s. For IoT connectivity and generic extensions, there are 2x Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1x mPCIe, 3x USB 3.0 and up to 3x USB 2.0 ports. Additional peripherals can be connected via 2 serial interfaces (RS232/RS422/RS485) and 8 GPIOs. Two MIPI CSI camera inputs are further provided. For the integration of storage media, both boards offer up to 2x SATA Gen 3.0 with 6 Gbps as well as a Micro SD card slot. Audio signals are carried via HDA. For security-sensitive applications both SBC families also offer TPM 2.0.

With its larger footprint, the conga-IA5 Thin Mini-ITX motherboard offers additional interfaces including a SIM card socket for direct WAN connections to cloud and IoT, a ccTalk interface and SPI required in many gaming and vending applications, as well as an additional M.2 slot for storage media and USB 3.0 OTG. The Pico-ITX SBC, which is designed for size-sensitive devices in harsh environments, comes with an USB 3.0 Type C supporting also Power Delivery and DP++.

The Mini-ITX motherboards and Pico-ITX single board computers support Windows 10, including the Windows 10 IoT versions, Windriver VxWorks, Android and common Linux versions. To simplify the design-in of these new embedded boards, congatec also offers a choice of add-ons including optimized cooling solutions, I/O panels and cable sets.