Enhancing Compatibility and Boosting Performance; NEXCOM Introduces the ICES 670 COM Express Module Based on 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor


Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — The COM Express Type 6 Basic module ICES 670 features a full design package that stimulates innovation of intelligent systems by facilitating system integration. Equipped with the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor (formerly codenamed "Haswell, the ICES 670 integrates an embedded controller (EC) while offering an Embedded Application Programming Interface (EAPI). With enhanced hardware compatibility, the ICES 670 module quickens the proliferation of intelligent systems and easy to manage.

The COM Express Basic module ICES 670 is based on the 4th generation Intel Core processor and mobile Intel® QM87 Chipset. Supporting up to a 45-Watt processor, the ICES 670 has higher computing power and graphics capabilities required to execute complicated motion control in machine automation or to speed up the image acquisition and analysis in medical imaging, or to actively interact with consumers in retail segment.

To accelerate the proliferation of intelligent systems, the ICES 670 is equipped with an embedded controller to simplify system integration. By defining power sequencing schemes and I/O addresses mapping, the ICES 670 not only streamlines the design process but also enhances hardware compatibility between COM Express modules and carrier boards, making system development and upgrades easy. In addition, a verification code embedded in the controller helps block unauthorized applications and devices to strengthen security of the intelligent system. Data cryptography is also supported by Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) technology.

To simplify system management, the ICES 670 supports the Xcare 3.0, a utility that can keep track of hardware status. The API of Xcare 3.0 is compliant with PICMG EAPI standard and provides user information on processor, RAM, BIOS, fan speed, operating temperature and more. Functions of Xcare 3.0 include hardware status monitoring, remote KVM, remote configuration and recovery of the ICES 670.

The COM Express Type 6 Basic module ICES 670 supports the latest interfaces including SATA 3.0, PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, and DisplayPort to provide high bandwidth and throughput to sustain high responsiveness of intelligent systems.

About NEXCOM: NEXCOM International Co., LTD., an ISO-9001-certified company and a member of PICMG, PCI-SIG, and the Intel® Embedded Alliance, is at the forefront of the competition by offering OEM, ODM and OBM designs for products such as innovative blade servers; network security appliances; industrial and embedded PC products such as single board computers, embedded boards and systems; CompactPCI CPU boards; industrial-grade server boards; and customized platforms. Established in 1992, NEXCOM has since won several patents, awards, certifications for its high-quality products and service that meet international standards and worldwide customers' requirements. To serve its worldwide customers well, NEXCOM, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, has set up seven subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, China, Japan as well as distributors in the other parts of the world. You can also visit their website at http://www.NEXCOM.com.

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Joann Truong