Advantech, the global leading ePlatform service provider, unveils its new smallest computer on module (COM). The SOM-6761 CPU module is only 95mm x 95mm in dimension and is powered by the Intel Atom N270 processor. The low power rating of the Atom architecture consumes only 11W of power yet offers full I/O functionality and an integrated graphic engine with multiple display support. SOM-6761 also works to improve reliability of applications through ‘Smart and Secure’ features, which monitor CMOS battery voltage and system fan temperatures to prevent overheating.

The combination of SOM-6761’s small board size of only 95mm x 95mm and Intel’s 45nm Atom N270 processor with 945GSE and ICH7M chipset makes it especially suitable for low power, small portable devices and applications. Both CMOS battery voltage detection and smart system fan control to prevent overheating and better manage system status can be implemented via Advantech’s Secure and Unified Smart Interface (SUSI) API suite. These features keep the system stable and secure. Because the Atom N270 is specially designed for embedded applications, Intel provides longevity support at least until 2015, so important to embedded system integrators.

In addition, SOM-6761 with Intel Atom N270 processor supports speed step voltage and frequency functions to reduce workload and throttling, which lowers power use. The 945GSE chipset with integrated Intel GMA950 graphic engine and Microsoft DirectX 9.1 supports multiple displays consisting of VGA, 36-bit LVDS, SDVO and TV-out. As well as low power mobile applications, SOM-6761 is suitable for general purpose applications like POS / KIOSK, medical, factory automation, transportation, entry-level gaming machines, security and Surveillance, etc. SOM-6761 supports Windows Vista, XP, XPe and CE. In addition, Advantech SUSI API supports Watchdog timer, GPIO, SMBus and hardware monitoring.

SOM-6761 supports up to 2GB of DDR2 memory and comes with full I/O functions like:

  • One 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
  • Three PCIe x1 or one PCIe x4 (non-LAN)
  • Four PCI masters
  • Two SATA ports
  • Eight USB 2.0 ports
  • HD or AC97 audio interface
  • One EIDE interface
  • 8-bit GPIO

Move your COM project forward with Advantech SOM-6761. Advantech provides not only a full range of computer on modules, but also thermal solutions, embedded software and design assistance services. For more information contact your local sales or visit Advantech COM Design Support Zone at Advantech’s website.