GE introduces mCOM10K1 Type 10 Mini COM Express Module |

GE introduces mCOM10K1 Type 10 Mini COM Express Module

February 242015
GE introduces mCOM10K1 Type 10 Mini COM Express Module

February 24, 2015 - GE introduces mCOM10K1 Type 10 Mini COM Express Module that delivers 326 GFLOPS of performance, yet consumes 10 watts or less

Based on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 system-on-chip (SOC), it is suitable for applications where very high performance in data-intensive applications, rugged reliability in harsh environments and very compact size need to be combined.

The mCOM10K1’s on-board components are specifically selected for their reliability in demanding conditions. The processor and memory are soldered to the board for maximum resistance to shock and vibration. Extended mechanical construction protects the module, which is designed for optional conformal coating to provide additional resistance to moisture, dust, chemicals, and temperature extremes.

With full CUDA support, Tegra K1 brings two compute-intensive benefits. First, GPGPU code can be easily ported to other platforms, meaning that an application need be developed only once for a broad range of performance/watt solutions. Second, it leverages the extensive infrastructure of third party tools and open standards libraries that mean that application development is faster and at lower cost.

The COM Express architecture extends the useful life of the subsystem by allowing a simple, cost-effective upgrade of the processor alone. The long-term cost of ownership is reduced while ensuring that performance keeps pace with changing needs.

The mCOM10K1 features 2 GB of memory; integrated HDMI and LVDS interfaces; Gigabit Ethernet; a SATA interface; PCI Express (Gen 2); and five USB ports and a USB 3.0 port.


“GPGPU technology has been widely adopted in a broad range of applications, spanning such diverse disciplines as healthcare, astronomy, machine learning, and artificial intelligence,” said Simon Collins, Product Manager at GE’s Intelligent Platforms business. “Much of this work has taken place in the cloud or on big server hardware; low-end hardware has previously required about 100 Watts supply. The Tegra K1 at the heart of the mCOM10K1 delivers a significant opportunity to exploit GPGPU technology on a scale that was previously unimaginable, creating a sophisticated processing capability at the edge nodes of the network.”

“Our Tegra K1 mobile processor and Jetson TK1 dev kit provide embedded developers with tremendous computing power and flexibility,” said Jesse Clayton, Product Manager for Mobile Embedded at NVIDIA. “GE’s new module is a perfect example of what Tegra K1 can do in a compact size where high performance and low-power usage are critical.”

About GE’s Intelligent Platforms business

GE’s Intelligent Platforms business (NYSE: GE) is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and part of GE Energy Management. The company’s work in the military/aerospace segment, headquartered in Huntsville, AL, and Towcester, England, provides one of the industry’s broadest ranges of high performance, rugged, SWaP-optimized embedded computing platforms. Backed by programs that provide responsive customer support and minimize long term cost of ownership for multi-year programs, GE’s solutions are designed to help customers minimize program risk and cost, and to speed time-to-market.