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Features of COM Express 10 You Should Know

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COM Express is an extremely integrated and compact computer used in design applications, almost like the integrated circuit component. Previous Atom processor generations are valued for their power efficacy but despised for their low performance. This little magic, the microarchitecture, has scarcely changed over time. Without the alternating yearly update of microarchitecture and manufacturing technology (tick-tock model) as embraced for the Core i series processors, updates have been restricted to a couple of extensions like Intel64, HD-capable graphics, hyperthreading, or dual-core. The pitiable performance exhibited by the previous graphics processors, missing features like out-of-order execution, and the absence of the turbo model caused a great gap to the most powerful models of the Core I series.

Error Correction Code (ECC) Memory Support 

COM Express 10 proceeds to be a rising model segment, and ECC memory support fits well in applications such as telecommunication, banking, and financial. Unlike the standard RAM modules, the ECC modules come with extra functions that allow checking the data flow and adjust it as required to correct any error. The error correction mode of this memory support can correct single-bit blunders and sense double-bit errors. Therefore, it varies significantly from the Parity bit, where errors can be identified and not amended.

Successful Revamp

The transition to the latest Silvermont microarchitecture with numerous well-known and useful extensions from the Core I series processors, the emerging out-of-order execution to accelerate chain-of-command execution, and competitive and modern graphics with OpenGL 3.2 and DX11 support bring new atom and Celeron processors back on the trend. These new options and feature set puts them closer to the current Ivy Bridge generation. Since manufacturing is performed using the newest 22nm tri-gate transistor technology, production expenses and power use are reduced as performance remains competitive.

As per Intel, the similar power consumption produces three times the high performance, while accomplishing the similar performance needs a fifth of the power consumption of the prior Atom processor generation. That means there is more computing power accessible per watt than with the new ARM processors. Also, the Celeron and Atom processors are accessible as quad-core processors. These extend the range of the prior dual-core processors with hyperthreading that isn’t available for the new processors. The upgraded turbo bursts, which, if needed, lets personal cores and the graphics be clocked much higher based on the load within the thermal budget, guarantees further performance gains.

Benefits of the New COM Express 10 Formats

With this format, clients get a trim, high-performance module that measures 55 by 84 mm².

The format can be equipped with the quad-core or single-core processor of the Atom E3xxx series or the properly embedded Celeron processor. An embedded Celeron processor is a low-priced model from the Bay Trail family. The common feature of all processors is the single-chip design with graphics and the suitable chipset that is integrated into the casing.


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