The name Q7 is derived from “quadratic,” as noted by the Q, and seven refers to the 7 x 7 cm (70 x 70mm) size of the module. This technology evolution is built upon a more petite size footprint mobile processor and chipset. The Qseven module standard provides high-performance and low power consumption interfaces for mobile and battery-operated applications with a standard power consumption equal to or less than 12W, which matches application requirements for fan-less operations by way of heat spreader mechanical interfaces. Unlike other module standards, Qseven does not require an expensive board-to-board connector. It utilizes a very affordable MXM card slot with 230 pins in a 0.5 mm configuration. This slot is already being used for graphics cards in laptop computers, so it is capable of high-speed PEG data transfers.
More and more places utilize some form of a kiosk, e.g. airports, museums, ATMs, etc. This module comes equipped with a single DVI interface for high resolution. Its D/C input reduces the power use while the Mini PCI Express make upgrades simpler