COM Express Type 7: Bringing 16-core Server Grade Support and 10G to COM Express (1.4MB)
Supports up to 16-core Server Grade Processors
ADLINK's first COM Express Type 7 product, the Express-BD7, is based on the Intel Xeon; processor D, available in 4, 8, 12, and 16-core versions for scalable computing performance. The Express-BD7 is suitable for space-constrained systems with increased density and reduced power consumption such as virtualization, edge computing or other numerical applications.
Bringing 10GbE to COM Express
One of the most fundamental innovations of the COM Express Type 7 pinout is the support of up to four 10GbE interfaces, essential for the next generation of edge node appliances. On the module they are implemented as 10GbE-KR, i.e. as single backplane lanes according to IEEE 802.3, paragraph 49. The physical implementation of the 10GbE interfaces takes place on the carrier board itself. Developers can define the signal transmission as optical (SFP+), copper cable (T). This provides flexibility for new designs.