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AMD G-Series QSeven Module Conga-QAF by Congatec

Congatec announced the Conga-QAF, a Qseven module powered by AMD G-Series embedded processors.

The module will come with either the AMD G-T40R single core or the AMD G-T40E dual core processor, with 2 GB DRAM by default (expandable to 4GB), numerous I/O interfaces and an optional on-board SSD with a capacity of up to 32 GB.

AMD G-Series T40N / T40E Qseven Form Factor Module

Conga-QAF AMD G-series Qseven Module

If you are not familiar with the QSeven Form Factor and why it is used, please read the beginning of the blog post entitled “QSeven Form Factor Embedded Boards by Seco“. To summarize, this is a standard to allow developers to use modules (based on QSeven specs) to test their software on several processors by inserting those modules in a common main board.

Here are the specification of the Conga-QAF Qseven module:

CPU AMD G-T40E 1.0 GHz Dual Core (L1 cache 64KB, L2 cache 512kB x2, 6.4 W)
AMD G-T40R 1.0 GHz Single Core (L1 cache 64KB, L2 cache 512kB, 5.5W)
DRAM 2 GByte DDR3-1066 onboard memory, optional 4 GByte
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
I/O Interfaces 4x PCI Express x1 lanes, 2x Serial ATA®, 8x USB 2.0, 1x SDIO, 2x ExpressCard™, LPC Bus, I2C Bus
Mass Storage Onboard SATA Solid State Drive up to 32 GByte (optional)
Graphics Integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 6250, DirectX®11 graphics with UVD 3.0, Dual Simultaneous Display Support
Display 2x24Bit LVDS, DisplayPort 1.1a or HDMI 1.3
congatec Board Controller Multi Stage Watchdog, non-volatile User Data Storage, Manufacturing and Board Information, Board Statistics, BIOS Setup Data, Backup, I²C bus (fast mode, 400 kHz, multi-master), Power Loss Control
Power Management ACPI 3.0 with battery support
Temperature Range Operating: 0 to +60°C
Storage: -20 to +80°C

Congatec will officially support  Windows 7, Microsoft  Windows XP, Microsoft  Windows  embedded Standard and Linux 2.6 for their modules.

AMD G-Series Qseven Module Block Diagram

Conga-QAF Block Diagram

Congatec can also provide extra boards for the Qseven modules including a Qseven mini carrier board for mobile application, a LVDS to DVI converter board for digital flat panels and an ADD2 display adapter card with DVI-D digital output.

Please visit Congatec Conga-QAF page for details.

If you want to compare with another solution, you can also check Seco Qseven Modules with AMD G-Series Processor.

  1. April 7th, 2013 at 07:28 | #1

    IMO this board has more caps than arm-based boards plus x86 compatibility. It’s interesting what the price will be. Arm boards are not so cheap also.

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