Kontron unveils the module and SBCs of Tiger Lake Type 6

Kontron unveils the module and SBCs of Tiger Lake Type 6


Kontron unveils the module and SBCs of Tiger Lake Type 6Kontron introduced a Linux-friendly “COMe-cTL6” COM Specific Compact Kind 6 module and “VX3060” VPX blade with Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs. A 3.5-inch SBC is within the works.

Kontron just lately introduced a number of embedded boards primarily based on Intel’s newest 10nm processors. Earlier this week we coated Kontron’s new Elkhart Lake primarily based COM Specific and SMARC modules. Right here we have a look at some new Kontron merchandise constructed across the higher-end and equally 10nm primarily based 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core platform: the COMe-cTL6 COM Specific Compact Kind 6 module and VX3060 VPX blade. The COMe-cTL6 is the primary Tiger Lake board we’ve seen that helps the just lately introduced “GRE” Tiger Lake fashions with TSN and useful security options.

Kontron unveils the module and SBCs of Tiger Lake Type 6
Kontron’s Tiger Lake lineup (clockwise from high): COMe-cTL6, 3.5-inch SBC, and VX3060
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Briefly, the VX3060 is a 3U VPX form-factor SBC that upgrades an Intel third Gen Core primarily based mannequin. Out there in 1GbE and 10GbE SKUs, the rugged board helps 8K multi-head shows and presents M.2, USB Kind-C, and non-compulsory XMC interfaces, amongst others.

Kontron unveils the module and SBCs of Tiger Lake Type 6
VX3060 element views in GbE (left) and 10GbE configurations
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Kontron additionally stated it’s engaged on a 3.5-inch SBC with Tiger Lake that can present SATA 3.0, M.2, and a minimum of one 2.5GbE port. 4 simultaneous, impartial [email protected] shows shall be supported by way of 4x DisplayPorts.

Final month, Kontron introduced that it had acquired the PiXtend line of Raspberry Pi primarily based industrial controller boards from Qube Options. We’ll hold our eyes out for brand new Pixtend product introductions.


The COMe-cTL6, which can also be known as the COMe-cTL6 (E2), runs Linux, Win 10, or VxWorks on a Tiger Lake CPU constructed right into a 95 x 95mm Compact Kind 6 kind issue. Now we have seen the identical pairing in Congatec’s Conga-TC570 and Adlink’s cExpress-TL modules.

Like Intel’s 10th Gen Ice Lake, the 11th Gen Tiger Lake is a 10nm design, however up to date with SuperFin expertise and Intel’s Willow Cove microarchitecture. Along with offering a big CPU enhance, Tiger Lake presents an enormous graphics enchancment with its Intel Gen12 Iris Xe graphics. Intel Xe, which is obtainable on all of the Core-i7 and -i5 fashions provided by Kontron, is stocked with as much as 96 EUs in comparison with 64 on Ice Lake’s Intel Gen11. Iris Xe helps 4x simultaneous 4K shows and presents improved neural community inferencing with Intel DL Enhance. Tiger Lake additionally provides help for PCIe Gen Four and the as much as 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4).

Kontron doesn’t use the 5 12-28W UP3 and 4 7-15W UP4 twin and quad-core Tiger Lake fashions introduced a month in the past. As a substitute, the COMe-cTL6 helps the embedded-focused ULP3 “E” and “GRE” fashions that Intel unveiled final week, which we coated in our Adlink report.

Kontron unveils the module and SBCs of Tiger Lake Type 6Kontron unveils the module and SBCs of Tiger Lake Type 6
COMe-cTL6 record of Tiger Lake choices (left) and extra detailed comparability of sub-SKUs
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The “E” and “GRE” fashions supply prolonged buy availability and have barely decrease base and Turbo frequencies than the equally named ULP3 siblings with out the “E” prefix. The TDPs stay the identical.

The “GRE” fashions add Intel Time Coordinated Computing (Intel TCC) and Time-Delicate Networking (TSN) networking options, that are additionally supported on Intel’s lower-power “RE” Elkhart Lake Atom-6000E SoCs. As well as, the Tiger Lake GRE elements present the Intel Security Island useful security (FuSa) options discovered on the Elkhart Lake “FE” fashions.

Though all of the “E” and “GRE” 11th Gen fashions have wider working ranges than the usual fashions, the usual COMe-cTL6 SKUs listed for the 3x “E” Core processors have Zero to 60°C working ranges whereas the 3x “GRE” SKUs supply -40 to 85°. Kontron additionally lists an prolonged -25 to 75°C possibility, and it’s doable all of the SKUs supply a alternative of economic, prolonged, and industrial ranges on request.

Kontron unveils the module and SBCs of Tiger Lake Type 6Kontron unveils the module and SBCs of Tiger Lake Type 6
COMe-cTL6 (preliminary picture) and block diagram
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The quickest mannequin right here is the E-series Core i7-1185G7E, a quad-core CPU clocked to 1.2GHz (12W), 1.8GHz (15W), 2.8GHz (28W) and 4.4GHz Turbo. The i7-1185G7E presents the highest-end 96EU model of Iris Xe Graphics. This additionally seems to be the one mannequin that Kontron helps with non-compulsory 1TB of onboard Intel Optane NVMe flash, which makes use of the module’s single PCIe Gen4 x4 interface.

The COMe-cTL6 is restricted to 48GB DDR4-3200 in comparison with 64GB on the Adlink and Congatec fashions. Nevertheless, 16GB of the full is soldered for higher reliability. Some SKUs supply 8GB or no soldered “reminiscence down” RAM. A few of the SKUs help in-band ECC (IBECC) RAM.

You get a alternative of an Intel I225LM or I225IT LAN controller for as much as 2.5GbE. The GRE elements supply Time Delicate Networking (TSN) community sync, which is used for time-critical functions that require low transmission latencies.

The COMe-cTL6 supplies 5x PCIe 3.Zero lanes along with the one PCIe Gen4. On request, you possibly can take away the Ethernet to get a sixth lane or take away the Ethernet and the module’s twin SATA III interfaces to get 8x complete Gen3 lanes.

The module presents 3x DDI DP++ interfaces and dual-channel 18/24-bit LVDS or eDP. You additionally get 4x USB 3.1, 4x USB 2.0, 2x serial RX/TX, and single SPI, LPC, SMB, and Quick I2C. Different options embrace HD Audio, a staged watchdog, RTC, and TPM 2.Zero and vPRO help.

The COMe-cTL6 has an 8.5-20V enter vary with ACPI 6.Zero energy administration. Humidity resistance is compliant with IEC 60068-2-78. Service boards, heatspreaders, and energetic coolers are non-compulsory.

Additional info

No pricing or availability info was supplied for the “coming quickly” COMe-cTL6 and VX3060 blade. Extra info could also be present in Kontron’s announcement and COMe-cTL6 and VX3060 product pages.