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DFI releases HU968 COM Express Compact module

DFI releases HU968 COM Express Compact module

June 10, 2014 - DFI releases HU968 COM Express Compact module. The U-Series platform with BGA 1168 packaging technology features smart performance, high speed I/O, and low-power consumption at only 15W TDP. Thanks to its single-chip SoC design, HU968 efficiently saves more space and provides better connectivity in such a small form factor of 95mm x 95mm.

The enhanced Intel HD graphics GT series integrated in the processor projects a 24% performance increase over its previous generation. Improvements include rich media, multiple displays, as well as immersive visual experiences to a variety of industrial applications. The VGA, LVDS and DDI graphics interfaces can simultaneously display high definition images in 3 independent displays. Apart from excellent graphics performance, HU968 takes advantage of Intel Core i3/i5/i7 mobile processor technologies that support dual channel DDR3L memory for faster communication between components.

The HU968 module delivers new connection capabilities throughout flexible expansion interfaces, including 1 PCIe x4, 1 PCIe x2, 1 PCIe x1, 10 USB, 3 SATA with RAID 0/1/5, 1 LAN, 2 serial, 1 LPC, 1 SMBus, 1 I2C, and 4-bit input and 4-bit output GPIO for device controls. Offering persistent data storage, the optional onboard SSD is a lot faster than conventional rotating hard disks. The U-series SoC-based platform even adopts the upgraded Intel Active Management Technology 9.5 (Intel AMT) to reduce manageability cost and enable service providers to manage, repair and protect the networked computing assets better.

All these advantages let the HU968 Compact Type 6 module accommodate to a wide range of industrial applications, especially in space-limited environments requiring flexible I/O, superior performance, and low power consumption, such as industrial automation, healthcare devices, gaming, POS, and kiosk.

About DFI
Established in 1981, DFI is a leading supplier of high-performance computing technology worldwide. With more than 33 years of experience, DFI focuses on innovative design and manufacture of leading-edge board and system level products for embedded applications requiring strict revision control and long life availability. DFI uses the latest technology platforms and manufacturing techniques to produce cost-effective products for use in medical diagnostic & imaging, A/POS, industrial control, kiosk, security & surveillance, digital signage, gaming, and other embedded applications.