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Emerson Network Power Intros New COM Express Modules
By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor
The new COM Express modules are powered by the latest Intel (News - Alert) Atom D410/D510 processors at 1.66 GHz coupled with up to 4GB DDR2 memory. Company officials said that these modules have a wide range of built-in devices to connect to standard PC interfaces -- LCD (LVDS) and CRT displays, both SATA and legacy PATA disks, PCI (News - Alert) Express and PCI peripherals, USB devices and Gigabit Ethernet networks.
Additionally, they support a range of solid state disks via the SATA interface or CompactFlash via the IDE interface on the carrier. Company officials said that Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7 and Fedora 12 Linux operating systems are supported as standard.
The COMX-430 and COMX-440 from Emerson Network Power (News - Alert) are based on the common Type 2 COM Express pin out and are Compact format -- 95 mm x 95 mm, making them suitable for both existing applications requiring a new processing module from a trusted vendor, and also new applications that need to incorporate off-the-shelf PC controller functionality onto custom I/O baseboards.
Company officials said that the modules are designed for use in a variety of applications that require low power consumption, scalable performance and easy-to-use embedded PC functionality. These applications include industrial control, kiosks, clinical display systems, panel PCs, and diagnostic and test equipment.
Emerson Network Power enables Business-Critical Continuity from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities.
Earlier this month, the company introduced the new uninterruptible power supply Liebert GXT3, calling it a new standard for anyone who needs to protect IT equipment and systems from critical power events like blackouts, sags, surges, interference or frequency variations.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri