The module features the Intel® GS45 small form factor (SFF) chipset, which enables significant performance increases despite a smaller footprint and lower power consumption.

The module is particularly suitable for mobile applications which require high graphics performance such as portable ultrasound devices. The conga-CS45 offers true high-end graphics performance which was hitherto unprecedented at such small dimensions. Even hardware implemented decompression for HDTV videos is already integrated in the chipset. In addition, the module offers a large choice of graphics interfaces ranging from SDVO, DVI and HDMI to DisplayPort.

The conga-CS45 is equipped with the latest generation of 45nm Intel processors including the Intel Celeron ULV722 with a mere 5.5W Thermal Dissipation Power (TDP) or the Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 with 25W TDP as well as 6MB storage capacity and clock speed of 2.3GHz. The module can be upgraded to 4 GB of DDR3 memory with 1067 MHz. Compared to DDR2 memory, DDR3 technology requires approximately 20% less power.

The module has three serial ATA connectors with RAID support which further improve the performance and data security of mass storage. It also offers optional support of Intel active management Technology (AMT 4.0) which enables remote control via Ethernet or Internet even before starting the operating system.

To meet the special needs of mobile applications the conga-CS45 permits Core Sleep States C0 to C6 which makes it easy to optimise the power requirements for each scenario.

Pricing and availability

The conga-CS45 is available for mass production as of January 2010 at a starting price of €370 per single module plus VAT and shipping. Engineering samples are available now.

About congatec

Based in Deggendorf, Germany, congatec is an innovative provider of industrial computer modules based on Qseven, COM Express, XTX and ETX standard form factors. Thanks to this specialisation, congatec has established itself as a leading supplier in this sector. The company’s products support all types of industry applications spanning the industrial automation, medical and automotive as well as the aerospace and transport sectors.

congatec’s key know-how includes extended BIOS and driver support as well as comprehensive board support packages. Our customers receive complete product lifecycle support starting early during the design-in stage. All congatec products are manufactured by specialised contract manufacturers who fulfil the latest quality standards. congatec currently employs 75 staff and has offices in the Czech Republic, Taiwan and the US.