NEXCOM COM Express Module Based on 4th Generation Intel Core Processors Enhances Compatibility and Boosts Performance

Milton Keynes, U.K. 11 June 2013 - NEXCOM COM Express Type 6 Basic module ICES 670 comes with a full design package, aimed to stimulate innovation of intelligent systems by facilitating system integration. Featuring the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (formerly codenamed "Haswell"), the ICES 670 integrates an embedded controller (EC) and offers Embedded Application Programming Interface (EAPI). With enhanced hardware compatibility, this COM Express module can help hasten the proliferation of intelligent systems which are easy to manage.

The COM Express Basic module ICES 670 is based on the 4th generation Intel Core processor family and mobile Intel® QM87 Chipset. Supporting up to a 45-Watt processor, the ICES 670 has higher computing and graphics capabilities required either to execute complicated motion control in machine automation, to speed up the image acquisition and analysis in medical imaging, or to actively interact with consumers in retail segment.

To accelerate the proliferation of intelligent systems, the ICES 670 is equipped with an embedded controller to simplify system integration. By defining power sequencing schemes and I/O addresses mapping, the ICES 670 not only streamlines the design process but also enhances hardware compatibility between COM Express modules and carrier boards, making system development and upgrade easy. In addition, a verification code embedded in the controller helps block unauthorized applications and devices to strengthen security of the intelligent system. Data cryptography is also supported by Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) technology.

To simplify system management, the ICES 670 supports the Xcare 3.0, a utility that can keep track of hardware status. The API of Xcare 3.0 is compliant with PICMG EAPI standard and can provide users information on processor, RAM, BIOS, fan speed, operating temperature and more. Functions of Xcare 3.0 include hardware status monitoring, remote KVM, remote configuration and recovery of ICES 670.

The COM Express Type 6 Basic module ICES 670 supports the latest interfaces including SATA 3.0, PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, and DisplayPort to provide high bandwidth and throughput to sustain high responsiveness of intelligent systems.

Founded in 1992, NEXCOM has five business units which focus on vertical markets across industrial computer, in-vehicle computer, multimedia, network and communication, and intelligent digital security industries. NEXCOM serves its customers worldwide through its subsidiaries in seven major industrial countries. NEXCOM gains stronghold in vertical markets with its industry-leading products including the rugged fanless computer NISE series, the in-vehicle computer VTC series, the network and security appliance NSA series and the digital signage player NDiS series.

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