Single Board Computer PROTEUS COM Express
Low power COM Express board based on Intel® Atom™ processor
PROTEUS COM Express is a processor module aimed at wired and wireless, net-centric multimedia applications, especially in situations where low power and high performance are required.
Using Intel's Hi-K 45nm technology the Intel® Atom™ Z5xx series processor delivers the benefits of Intel's x86 architecture in a robust, ultra-small package with exceptional performance-per-watt. The processor is matched with an Intel® System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W which is a highly integrated device combining a graphics memory controller and an I/O controller.
PROTEUS COM Express offers a choice of 1.1GHz or 1.6GHz processor, with options for 512MB or 1GB soldered down RAM and 2GB or 4GB soldered Parallel ATA Flash memory. Coupled to the extremely low heat generation of the Atom processor, PROTEUS COM Express is perfect for applications needing high end performance in a fanless, rugged package.
The module features a COM Express Type 1 expansion connector, supporting PCI Express, LPC, USB, SMBUS, I2C, HD Audio, SATA, LVDS and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The provision of two independent display interfaces allows deployment in applications requiring different content to be served to different users.
In addition to the above interfaces, the PROTEUS COM Express provides options for onboard GPS, Bluetooth and ZigBee support. The provision of two sites for PCI Express Mini Cards allows easy and flexible expansion for applications requiring wireless local and wide area networking. Further non-volatile storage may be added on the board itself using MicroSD Flash.
PROTEUS COM Express is compatible with all major desktop operating systems, and is also available with pre-installed, ready to run, embedded operating systems including Windows® Embedded Standard, XP and Linux.
Having all this performance in such a small package is a truly compelling offering that makes the PROTEUS ideally suited to applications such as infotainment, interactive kiosks, access control, HMI, medical and industrial control.
The Standalone version is also available.
Intel Atom processor options:
- Z530 Processor 1.6GHz (2.3W)
- Z510 Processor 1.1GHz (2W)
System Controller Hub US15W (2.3W)
Windows® Embedded Standard, XP and Linux
DDR2 SDRAM - up to 1GB (400/533MHz)
4GB parallel ATA Flash on board
Ultra low power integrated 3D Graphics
2 x single-channel LVDS 24-bit interface to Board to Board connector
HD Audio interface on Board to Board connector
4, 5 and 8 wire resistive touchscreen interface
USB 2.0 supporting low/full/high speed modes
2 x user accessible ports (Pin header, one client configurable)
2 x ports connected to PCI Express Mini Card sockets
4 x ports to Board to Board connector
Output to Board to Board connector
Supports 2 x serial ATA 300
Output to Board to Board connector
1 x serial port used for general purpose RS232 TX/RX port
x1 PCI Express to Board to Board connector
x1 PCI Express switch to:
x1 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller
x1 PCIe serial ATA controller
2 x1 PCIe Mini Card sockets
3 x1 PCIe Board to Board connectors
1 x MicroSD socket
Atmel Trusted Platform Module Device, TCG v1.2 compatible
20-channel GPS receiver SirFStar III chipset module Bluetooth or ZigBee wireless comms provided by onboard modules
JTAG Interface (Intel XDP)
12V (optional: 5V standby, 3.3V Battery)
On-board voltage regulators and power management
COM Express Extended module mechanical footprint
Operating temperature: 0ºC to +70ºC
155mm x 110mm
5mm/8mm stacking height for custom carrier board