Portwell Adds PCOM-B659, a New COM Express® Type 6 Module with 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for Medical Devices, Industrial Control and Edge Computing Solutions

Portwell, Inc., expands its COM Express module with PCOM-B659. This new 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processor is now available in a new compact size form factor (95mm x. 95mm) in continuation of its previously popular, rich I/O interface solutions. To cope with the growing computational needs for optimized performance per watt, richer I/O interfaces, and greater memory/storage capacity, among others, there has been an increasing demand for embedded computers to provide faster and more efficient computing and processing capabilities while meeting strict, yet ever-evolving, reliability requirements.

In the continuing present, as embraced by Portwell, scalability and upgradability have always been fundamentally critical considerations for computing technology innovations and solution designs as evidenced by the highly accepted computer-on-module (COM) modular computing design concept, and the latest COM Express Module Base Specification Rev 3.1 that extends the usability of COM Express with ratification to support high-speed serial interfaces such as PCIe Gen 4 and USB4. This upgrade aims to expand the highly scalable modular embedded computing design approach, and provide a new computer module solution that enables even greater upgradability and configuration flexibility, combined with next-generation CPU technologies and high-speed input/output interfaces.

Keeping It in the Family

Built upon the well-established COM Express Type 6 architecture, the new compact PCOM-B659 COM Express module utilizes the 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processor series. Manufactured using Intel 7 process, and delivering excellent energy efficiency, this processor series is particularly ideal for fanless and small-form-factor system solutions designed for edge computing applications.

Furthermore, this 13th Gen Intel Core processor platform provides up to 14 cores, including 6 performance cores (P-cores) and 8 efficient cores (E-cores), with computing capability of up to 20 threads; 24MB of Intel Smart Cache; and integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics with up to 96 execution units (EUs), enhancing fast and dynamic visual processing, while also enabling AI inference capabilities for various power- and space-restrained field applications. Additionally, it offers industrial-grade features that accelerate real-time performance and intelligence in challenging IoT edge computing environments.

Empowering Diverse Applications Across Industries

The Portwell PCOM-B659 COM Express Type 6 module offers high scalability and input/output performance, making it suitable for diverse use cases. It can be designed as an enabler for edge servers and a core computing component for small, high-performance embedded computers.

For small-form-factor embedded computing devices and systems, the Portwell PCOM-B659 can be designed to support onboard PCIe NVMe SSD reducing the need for deploying additional storage on the carrier board. This in turn facilitates optimal system configuration resulting in physical size reduction to meet the challenging requirements of placement- and space-limitation for an extensive array of edge computing use cases.

Complete Product Design, Technical Expertise and Project Experience

As a trusted partner of industrial and embedded computing solutions, Portwell has over 30 years of experience in delivering comprehensive project support, including product design, design guidelines, circuit diagram reviews, technical expertise, production, and certification processes. Portwell also offers customers the latest product roadmap to facilitate advanced planning for next-generation product upgrades and new projects.

Portwell’s PCOM-B659 Compact COM Express Type 6 module is a high-performance and highly reliable computer-on-module solution that builds upon the longstanding COM Express standard that balances cost, features and performance. It provides highly scalable embedded computing design options for applications in medical devices, industrial control, and edge/network communications among others.

PCOM-B659, COM Express Type 6 Compact Size Module with 13th Gen Intel Core Processors on Intel 7 Process

  • Support P/U series processor up to 14 cores compute capabilities with 6 Performance-cores (P-cores) and 8 Efficient-cores (E-cores)
  • Intel Iris Xe graphics with up to 96 EUs
  • 2x DDR5-5200 non-ECC SO-DIMMs up to 96GB
  • 2x PCIe Gen4 x4, and 8x PCIe Gen3 x1
  • 4x USB3.2 Gen 2, 8x USB2.0, 2x SATA, 3x DDI, VGA, eDP/LVDS
  • 2.5GbE based on Intel Ethernet Controller I226 Series (TCC/TSN option via selected CPU SKUs)
  • Compact form factor size of merely 95mm x 95 mm.

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COM Express Type6 Compact size module with Intel® 13th Gen P/U Processor DDR5 SO-DIMM, DDI, PCIe Gen 4, USB4, USB 3.2 Gen2, 2.5 Gigabit TSN Ethernet, discrete TPM 2.0, eDP, SATA III

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