Type 6 COM Express with 12th generation Intel Core

Type 6 COM Express with 12th generation Intel Core

Called MSC C6B-ALP, typical applications for the 125 x 95mm boards will be automation, machine vision, AI, medical equipment, gaming, video processing and security systems, it said.

Intel has split cores into two types for these processors: ‘performance’ and ‘efficient’. There are up to six performance and up to eight efficient-cores, with Intel’s Thread Director spreading the workload amongst them.  Fourteen cores and twenty threads are available for 45/35W thermal design power, according to Avnet, to which it added that 12th gen Core P and Core U processors are socket compatible for lower power consumption. Celeron, i3, i5 and i7 options are offered. For some options, power can be as low as 12W.

Up to two SO-DIMMs can be fitted for up to 64Gbyte of total memory. DDR5-4800 can be used for speed. Mass storage can be connected via two SATA 6Gbit/s channels, or there is an option on 1Tbyte NVMe SSD.

Connections from the modules to a COM Express carrier board is via four PCIe Gen 4 and Gen 3 lanes each and a 1×8 lane PEG port capable of PCIe Gen 4 (with Alder Lake H-series).

Up to 2.5Gbit Ethernet is available (Intel i225 network controller), four USB 3.1 Gen 1/2, eight USB 2.0 ports, two UARTs, three DisplayPort/HDMI interfaces and one LVDS and Embedded DisplayPort interface are available on the boards. Up to four independent displays can be driven at once at up to 4K60 HDR resolution, or one display at 8K resolution – the graphics is through Iris Xe with up to 96 execution units.

“Avnet Embedded guarantees a long-term availability for its MSC C6B-ALP module family,” it said.

To go with the modules is a starter kit, board support package and design-in support. They are developed at Avnet’s internal design centre.

Operation is over 0 to 60°C.

The MSC C6B-ALP product page is here