Embedded World 2011 – Congatec introduces the new conga-MCB, a mini carrier board for COM Express Compact modules that is perfect for space-critical applications. It is ideal for the quick construction of prototypes but can also be used for high performance mobile applications.

The easily integrated mini carrier board is only 145 x 95 mm with various interfaces based on the latest standards and can accelerate the evaluation phase of the design-in to ensure a rapid market introduction. In addition to four USB ports and a Gigabit Ethernet connection, the graphic interfaces include DisplayPort, HDMI, LVDS, DVI and VGA. Beyond that, it also offers other standard interfaces such as high definition audio and a mini PCI Express socket, which can, for example, be used for WLAN. For the connection of mass storage, 2x SATA, SD-Card and CFast have been integrated.

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Power can be supplied using either 12V or 5V DC. All necessary signals for battery management are available so that the congatec Smart Battery Manager (conga-SBM2C) can be used directly for easier implementation of a mobile system. When using an ACPI capable operating system such as Linux or Windows, communication with the battery system is fully implemented; special software or a BIOS adaptation is therefore not necessary.