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.
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|
|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.
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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.