Embedded Design

Now from Distec: new SMARC™ 2.1 module "conga-SA7" from congatec

Small, robust and powerful computer-on-module for industrial, medical technology and transportation

Germering (Germany), 31 March 2022 – Distec GmbH – one of Germany's leading specialists in TFT flat panel displays and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – is adding congatec's new SMARC™ 2.1 module conga-SA7 to its product range. The SMARC™ computer-on-module is available with the new Intel® Elkhard Lake processor Atom x6000E, Pentium® J6xxx and N6xxx or with the Celeron® J6xxx and N6xxx. "Small, robust and powerful," is how Thomas Schrefel, Embedded Product Manager at Distec, described the new SMARC™ module. "Particularly impressive are the significantly improved processor and graphics performance of up to 200% with low power consumption." With the new processor architecture, Intel says single-thread performance has been increased by 1.7 times, multi-thread performance by 1.5 times and graphics even by double. The conga-SA7 can be operated fanless and withstands harsh environments with vibrations and temperatures from -40°C to +85°C. Those who do not require the industrial temperature range can use the commercial version from 0°C to +60°C. The module is therefore predestined for a wide range of requirements in the fields of medical technology, transportation, measurement technology and many more. 

Long-term availability and industrial quality

The compact SMARC module with dimensions of only 82 x 50 mm is currently scheduled for availability until at least 2030. Due to this long-term availability, its industrial design and the universal SMARC form factor, it offers high flexibility and best reliability for high-quality applications.

Connection diversity in a small area

Despite its small size, the conga-SA7 with its MXM3 connector offers 314 pins to connect the module to the carrier board. DP++, two Gigabit LAN ports with TSN support, two USB 3.1 Gen2, six USB 2.0, SATA, up to 4 PCIe lane, 4x UART, I2C and many more connectors are available. In addition, the conga-SA7 offers two onboard CAN interfaces. Optionally, the SMARC™ 2.1 module is available with Wifi/BT, LVDS and/or additional DP++.

For fast development success, two carrier boards with different functionalities are currently available from congatec.  

More information and data sheet

Distec adds new SMARC™ 2.1 module "conga-SA7" from congatec to its product range Copyright: congatec/Distec Download: 72dpi // 300dpi

Thomas Schrefel is Product Manager Embedded at Distec GmbH Copyright: Distec GmbH Download: 72dpi // 300dpi

About FORTEC Integrated 

FORTEC Integrated (formerly Distec) is a FORTEC Group company, a globally active and recognized specialist in the field of display technology and embedded computing for projects from all industries. The company, headquartered in Germering near Munich and with a factory in Hörselberg-Hainich near Eisenach, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative solutions and a wide range of components, TFT displays, embedded boards, systems, and services. The innovative solutions from assemblies and kits to OEM end products are based on hardware and software developed by FORTEC Integrated in its own design center in Germering. The range of services includes customer-specific developments and adaptations, product refinements such as VacuBond® optical bonding and the assembly of monitor systems, as well as the manufacture of finished products. A wide range of touch screens and the internal touch competence center enable individual touch solutions even for difficult environmental conditions. In addition, FORTEC Integrated can draw on the goods, services, and know-how of the extensive FORTEC high-tech company network. Further information can be found at fortec-integrated.de.

Products from FORTEC Integrated are available at: 
Europe: FORTEC Integrated GmbH, Germering, fortec-integrated.de 
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Huntingdon, https://www.fortec.uk/ 
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY, http://www.apollodisplays.com/ 

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