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Kontron: COM Express Type 7 module in compact form factor


Kontron extends the family of server-class COM platforms with the COMe-cDV7, which is a smaller version of the COMe-bDV7 (COM Express basic), for use in extremely space-constraint and low-power, fanless applications.

The COMe-cDV7 module features server-grade CPU performance with up to 16 cores and two SODIMM sockets for up to 2x 32GB DDR4 memory (ECC) offering a well-balanced core count vs memory size implementation. Available interfaces are up to 14x PCI Express® Gen 3.0 lanes, up to 3x USB 3.0, 2x SATA Gen3, 2x UARTs and optionally support of eMMC 5.1. In combination with up to four 10GbE-KR ports, the COMe-cDV7 is ideally suited for network intensive implementations, such as real-time Industry 4.0 edge servers, micro servers, network appliances, robotics or energy. The KR design allows for maximum flexibility by defining the physical interface – KR for backplane connectivity, copper (RJ45) or fibre (SFP+) on the base board. Furthermore the available NC-SI signals allow the connection of a Baseboard Management Controller on the baseboard for the purpose of enabling out-of-band remote manageability. This enhances reliability and helps reduce the overall operating cost in general.

In addition, the new COMe-cDV7 supports the Kontron APPROTECT security solution based on Wibu-Systems CodeMeter. Kontron APPROTECT Licensing also enables new business models such as ‘pay-per-use’ and time-based trial versions. The module is available immediately including Board Support Packages for Linux and Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016 and also in industrial-grade versions.