San Diego, California, October 8th, 2013 -- congatec, Inc, a leading manufacturer of embedded computer modules, announces the release of the conga-TCA3 COM Express module. The conga-TCA3 is available in seven variants based on the new Intel® AtomT processors E3800 product family and Intel® Celeron® processor N2920 (formerly codenamed "Bay Trail").
The COM Express Type 6 compact (95 x 95 mm) module offers a compelling entry price for this form factor, and the Intel® Celeron N2920 1.6 GHz quad-core variant features a stunning scenario design power (SDP) of only 4.5 watts. SDP provides realistic information on average power consumption in practice. Innovations include a large L2 cache shared by multiple cores and a faster Intel HD graphics unit compared with the previous generation. This turns new applications into visual experiences.
The modules support Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) set, which is more relevant than ever in practical application. This allows developers to offload particularly compute-intensive packaging and encryption routines of the well-known cryptographic algorithm AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) into hardware, thereby enabling high performance encryption without putting a significant burden on the CPU cores.
The conga-TCA3 COM Express module provides up to 8 GB fast DDR3L memory and two SO-DIMM sockets. The integrated graphics is significantly more powerful than the previous model and supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 3, OpenCL 1.2 and high-performance, flexible hardware decoding to decode even multiple high-resolution full HD videos in parallel.
Up to 2,560 x 1,600 pixels with DisplayPort and 1,920 x 1,200 pixels with HDMI are natively supported in the processor. It is also possible to connect up to two independent display interfaces via 2x 24-bit LVDS.
Thanks to native USB 3.0 support, the modules achieve fast data transmission with low power consumption. A total of eight USB 2.0 ports are provided, one of which is designed for USB 3.0 Superspeed.
Five PCI Express 2.0 lanes and two SATA interfaces with up to 3 Gb/s enable fast and flexible system extensions. The Intel® Ethernet Controller I210 helps with software compatibility. ACPI 5.0, I2C bus, LPC bus for easy integration of legacy I/O interfaces and Intel® High Definition Audio complete the feature set. Volume pricing starts below $200.
About congatec, Inc.
congatec, Inc., with its headquarters in San Diego, California, is the leading supplier of industrial computer modules using the standard form factors Qseven, COM Express, XTX and ETX. congatec's products can be used in a variety of industries and applications, such as industrial automation, medical technology, automotive supplies, aerospace and transportation. Core knowledge and technical know-how includes unique extended BIOS features as well as comprehensive driver and board support packages. Following the design-in phase, customers are given support via extensive product lifecycle management. The company's products are manufactured by specialist service providers in accordance with modern quality standards.congatec, Inc. is a subsidiary of the German based company congatec AG, which has additional entities in Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Japan and Australia. More information is available on our website at