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Axiomtek COM Express® Type 10 Product
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Axiomtek COM Express® Type 10 Product
1. Introduction
The COM Express® specification Revision 2.0 has been available for several years as an initiative to refresh the
specification’s support of new technologies and interfaces as well as deal with legacy interface obsolescence
issues.
The COM Express® specification Rev. 2.0 has key features to support abundant high bandwidth interfaces
digital display interfaces, such as DisplayPort and High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), as well as USB
3.0 and additional PCI Express interfaces. In addition to the existing Types 1 through 5, the COM Express®
specification Rev. 2.0 also added in the new Type 6 and Type 10 for the more extensive technology upgrades.
2. COM Express® Type 10 Module Size
The COM Express® Type 10 is Mini size – 84mm x 55mm. Figure 1 shows the dimension of the module which
includes 4 mounting holes.
Figure 1 Mini Module Form Factor
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3. New Technology Interfaces on COM Express® Type 10
The most important technology that the COM Express® Rev. 2.0 supports on the new pin-out Type 10 module
are the digital display interfaces such as DisplayPort and HDMI, as well as USB 3.0 ports.
Digital Display Interfaces
To support the evolution of display interface technologies, COM Express® Rev. 2.0 added support for HDMI and
DisplayPort interfaces. HDMI provides an audio/video interface that can carry TV and PC video signals, including
HD video, along with an accompanying digital audio stream. DisplayPort, standardized by the Video Electronics
Standards Association, provides a royalty-free interface between a computer and monitor. Unlike earlier digital
display interfaces, DisplayPort is capable of driving both external displays and internal display panels, which are
each important to COM Express applications.
USB 3.0
COM Express Rev. 1.0 supported eight USB 2.0 host ports, each of which was composed of a single differential
signal pair and had transfer speeds up to 480Mbps. The USB 3.0 specification expands upon USB capabilities
and adds the SuperSpeed capability, extending transfer speeds up to 4.8Gbps.
4. COM Express® Type 10 Interface Signals
Axiomtek Type 10 Modules apply to the mini form factor:
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Module Type 10 supports a single connector with two rows of pins (220 pins total)
Connector placement and most mounting holes have transparency between form factors. The features among
the Module Type 10 are summarized in Table 2-1.
Table 2-1
Module Type 10 Summary Features
Types
Connector
Rows
PCI
Express
Lanes
PEG/
SDVO
PCI
IDE
SATA
LAN
USB2.0/
USB3.0
Display
Interfaces
Type 10
A-B
Up to 4
-/1
-
-
2
1
8/2
LVDS/EDP,
1 x DD1
COM Express® Type 10 required and optional features are summarized in Table 2-2.
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Table 2-2
Connector
Module pin-out required and optional features A-B connecter
Type 10
Min/Max
Feature
System I/O
A-B
A-B
PCI Express Lanes 0-5
1/4
A-B
LVDS Channel A
0/1
A-B
LVDS Channel B
N/A
A-B
eDP on LVDS CH A pins
0/1
A-B
VGA Port
NA
A-B
TV-Out
N/A
A-B
DDI
0/1
A-B
Serial Ports 1-2
0/2
A-B
CAN interface on SER1
0/1
A-B
SATA/SAS Port
1/2
A-B
AC’97 / HAD Digital Interface
0/1
A-B
USB 2.0 Port
4/8
A-B
USB Client
0/1
A-B
USB 3.0 Port
0/2
A-B
LAN Port
1/1
A-B
Express Card Support
0/2
A-B
LPC Bus
1/1
A-B
SPI
1/2
System Management
A-B
A-B
SDIO(mixed on GPIO)
0/1
General Purpose I/O
8/8
A-B
SMBus
1/1
A-B
I²C
1/1
A-B
Watchdog Timer
0/1
A-B
Speaker Out
1/1
A-B
External BIOS ROM Support
0/2
A-B
Reset Functions
1/1
Power Management
A-B
A-B
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Thermal Protection
0/1
A-B
Battery Low Alarm
0/1
A-B
Suspend/Wake Signals
0/3
A-B
Power Button Support
1/1
A-B
Power Good
1/1
A-B
VCC_5V_SBY Contacts
4/4
A-B
Sleep Input
0/1
A-B
Lid Input
0/1
A-B
Fan Control Signals
0/2
A-B
Trusted Platform Modules
0/1
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Power
A-B
A-B
VCC_12V Contacts
12/12
5. Axiomtek COM Express® Type 10 Module
Following the COM Express® specification, Axiomtek released
two COM Express® Type 10 mini modules – the CEM300 and
CEM840. The COM Express® Type 10 module CEM300 features
the
latest
generation
Intel®
Pentium®
and
Celeron®
quad/dual-core (codename: Braswell) N3700/N3150/N3050 SoC
processors. It comes with up to 8GB DDR3L memory onboard,
4~6 watts low power consumption, and provides improved
graphics and computing performance. Integrated with Intel® Gen
8 graphics, the Axiomtek CEM300 provides excellent graphic
CEM300
performance including support for DirectX11.1,OpenGL 4.2 and
Intel® Pentium® and Celeron®
Quad/Dual-Core N3700/N3150/N3050
(Braswell) COM Express® Type 10 Mini
Module
ensures high-quality user experience with the latest 3D features
and resolution up to 4k (3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz). The rugged
pocket-size CPU module features rich I/O interfaces, including
four PCI Express lanes, two SATA-300, one Gigabit Ethernet, one HD audio link, and four digital I/O channels.
With wide range voltage power input 4.75V - 20V, the Axiomtek CEM300 is an ultra mini option for users
searching for a semi-custom and application-specific solution for harsh industrial environments.
Another COM Express® Type 10 Module CEM840 features
Intel® Atom™ processors E3845/E3827/E3815 (codename: Bay
Trail SoC). It can carry up to 4GB DDR3L onboard memory and
support a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C
(-40°F to +185°F) for industrial applications. The Axiomtek
CEM840 is equipped with various I/O interfaces, including one
LPC, four PCIe x1, two SATA-300, one Gigabyte Ethernet
supporting Wake-on-LAN, eight USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, HD audio,
four digital I/O channels, one LVDS (18/24-bit single channel),
and one DDI port. To enhance the reliability and stability of the
board, hardware monitoring and Watchdog Timer are also
CEM840
Intel® Atom™ E3845/E3827/E3815
Quad/Dual/Single-Core (Bay Trail SoC)
COM Express® Type 10 Mini Module
supported.
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6. Technical Support by Axiomtek
The Axiomtek design guide for COM Express® carrier boards serves as a general guide. The design guide
focuses on maximum flexibility to accommodate a range of COM Express® Modules. The Axiomtek COM
Express® design guide explores the requirements of the COM Express®
specification and provides
recommendations on how to design COM Express® Baseboards to support the features of Axiomtek’s COM
Express® Modules.
The carrier board design guide provides schematic examples and information on standard I/O interfaces,
connections, and routing. The guide also offers ideas to maximize the design potential of COM Express® carrier
boards to accommodate all Axiomtek COM Express® Modules.
The COM Express® Module user guides provide specifications and features for an individual COM Express®
Module. You can find the user’s manuals, design guides, mechanical drawings and other technical documents
for COM Express® Modules on the Axiomtek Technical Portal (ATP) website.
Axiomtek’s ATP website: http://atp.axiomtek.com.tw/atp/.
Axiomtek’s global website: www.axiomtek.com.
About Axiomtek
Axiomtek Co. Ltd. is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer
products. From our roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems,
Axiomtek has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting our focus toward the design and
manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.
Axiomtek Co., Ltd. established in 1990, has more than 60 distributor partners globally. Axiomtek offers Industrial
PCs (IPC), Single Board Computers and System on Modules (slot CPU card, small form factor embedded
boards & SoM), Fanless & Rugged Embedded System (eBOX, tBOX and rBOX), Industrial Firewall Platform,
Industrial IoT Gateway Solution, EtherCAT Master Controller, Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs
(MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage and Players (DS), Industrial Network and Network
Appliances (NA).
As an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, Axiomtek continuously develops and
delivers cutting edge solutions based on the latest Intel® platforms.
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