While doing some research, I noticed an Intel Core i7-11850HE “Tiger Lake-H” processor on the OpenVino Toolkit website. Parts that end with “E” are usually processors designed for the embedded market.
I had never heard about the Tiger Lake-H embedded family, so I looked for “i7-11850HE” processor, and it’s not in Intel Ark, or much anywhere else except on a page in Google Cache, about a COM-HPC module “with the 11th Gen Intel® Xeon® W-11000E Series, Core™ vPro® and Celeron® processors (formerly Tiger Lake-H) for FuSa application”.
There we have a list of Xeon, Core, and Celeron 11th generation processors that I don’t think have ever been announced:
- Intel Celeron 6600HE dual-core processor @ 2.6GHz with 8MB L3 Cache, 35W TDP
- Intel Core i3-11100HE processor with 4 cores / 8 threads @ 2.4GHz (up to 4.4GHz in Turbo Boost) with 8MB L3 Cache, 45/35W cTDP
- Intel Core vPRO i5-11500HE processor with 6 cores / 12 threads @ 2.6GHz (up to 4.5GHz in Turbo Boost), 12MB L3 Cache, 45/35W cTDP
- Intel Core vPRO i7-11850HE processor with 8 cores / 16 threads @ 2.6GHz (up to 4.7GHz in Turbo Boost), 24MB Cache L3, 45/35W cTDP
- Intel Xeon W-11155MRE processor with 4 cores / 8 threads @ 2.4GHz (up to 4.4GHz in Turbo Boost), 8MB L3 Cache, with ECC and TCC/TSN, 45/35W cTDP – Industrial (w/ Turbo OFF)
- Intel Xeon W-11155MLE processor with 4 cores / 8 threads @ 1.8GHz (up to 3.1GHz in Turbo Boost), 24MB L3 Cache, with ECC and TCC/TSN, 25W TDP
- Intel Xeon vPRO W-11555MRE processor with 6 cores / 12 threads @ 2.6GHz (up to 4.5GHz in Turbo Boost), 12MB L3 Cache, with ECC, TCC/TSN and Functional Safety (FuSa), 45/35W cTDP – Industrial (w/ Turbo OFF)
- Intel Xeon vPRO W-11555MLE processor with 6 cores / 12 threads @ 1.9GHz (up to 4.4GHz in Turbo Boost), 24MB L3 Cache, with ECC and TCC/TSN, 25W TDP
- Intel Xeon vPRO W-11865MRE processor with 8 cores / 16 threads @ 2.6GHz (up to 4.7GHz in Turbo Boost), 24MB L3 Cache, with ECC, TCC/TSN and Functional Safety (FuSa), 45/35W cTDP – Industrial (w/ Turbo OFF)
- Intel Xeon vPRO W-11865MLE processor with 8 cores / 16 threads @ 1.5GHz (up to 4.5GHz in Turbo Boost), 24MB L3 Cache, with ECC and TCC/TSN, 25W TDP
There are not that many Intel Xeon processors specifically designed for the embedded market, and a quick search shows Tiger Lake-H chips may be the first Intel Xeon processors with features like FuSa or TSN already found in Intel Atom x6000E series.
While we don’t have info about the processors themselves, we can learn quite a bit from the module’s features and specifications:
- GPU (integrated into SoC) – Iris Xe Graphics Core Gen12 architecture, with
- Up to 32 Execution Units and up to 2 VDbox
- MPEG2, WMV9, AVC/H.264, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H.265, VP9, AV1 HW decoding, up to 8k60.
- AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, JPEG, VP9 HW encoding, up to 8k30
- Chipset – Intel RM590E, HM570E, or QM580E PCH
- Memory – 2x DDR4-3200 SODIMM Slots with ECC (In-Band Error Correction Code), up to 64GB
- Storage – 2x SATA III, PCIe x4 for N.2 VNMe drives
- 1x eDP 1.4b or MIPI_DSI 1.3
- Up to 3x DP++ interface, supporting Display Port 1.4a and HDMI 2.0b
- Up to 2x Display Port over Type-C (Alternate mode)
- Up to 4 independent displays
- DP, eDP – Up to 5120×3200 @ 60Hz 24bpp / 7680×4320 @ 60Hz 30bpp with DSC
- MIPI DSI – Up to 3200×2000 @ 60Hz 24bpp, 5120×3200 @ 60Hz 24bpp with DSC
- HDMI 1.4 – Up to 4Kx2K 24-30Hz 24bpp
- HDMI 2.0b – Up to 4Kx2K 48-60Hz 24bpp / 4Kx2K 48-60Hz 12 bpc (need dedicated redriver on carrier board)
- Networking – Up to 2x NBase-T Ethernet interfaces, supporting 2.5GbE via Intel i225 2.5GbE controllers with TSN
- USB – 2x USB4 ports, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 ports, 8x USB 2.0 Host ports
- 1x PCI-e x4 Gen 4 port for NVMe (Also see storage)
- 16x PCI-e Gen 4 lanes, can be used to support 1x PCI-e x16, 2x PCI-e x8 or (1x PCI-e x8 +2x PCI-e x4) root ports
- 20x PCI-e Gen 3 lanes, groupable to support up to 12 root ports, max allowed grouping PCI-e x4
- Temperature Range
- 0°C to +60°C (Commercial version)
- -40°C to +85°C (Industrial Range)
Some of the operating systems and tools supported include Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC, Linux Kernel LTS, Yocto Project 3.0, WindRiver VxWorks 7.0, and Android.
What we don’t know yet is when the new Tiger Lake-H processors will be announced and become available.
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.