ADLINK Announces COM Express(r) Module with Intel(r) Core(tm) i7 / i5 Processor featuring Integrated Graphics and Memory Controller

The Express-CB is ADLINK's latest Computer-on-Module (COM) based on the Intel(r) Core(tm) i7 / i5 processor and Mobile Intel(r) QM57 Express chipset with direct CPU-to-memory interface and Intel(r) HD Graphics.

San Jose, Calif, January 12, 2010 – ADLINK Technology, Inc., a global provider of trusted embedded products, presented the Express-CB, the newest and most powerful member of the ADLINK Computer-on-Module (COM) family. The Express-CB is a COM Express™ Type 2 module supporting the 64-bit Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 processor with CPU, memory controller, and graphics processor on the same chip. Based on the latest Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset, the Express-CB is specifically designed for customers who need high-level processing and graphics performance in a long product life solution.

Outstanding Integrated Graphics Capability

Integrated graphics support includes features such as OpenGL 2.1, DirectX10, and Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology (Intel® DVMT 5.0). Graphics outputs include CRT, LVDS and Embedded DisplayPort. The Express-CB is specifically designed for customers with high-performance processing graphics requirements who want to outsource the custom core logic of their systems for reduced development time. Target applications include: Medical Diagnostic Equipment and Medical Imaging, Portable Medical Devices, Instrumentation, Industrial Automation, Transportation, Data Storage, Infotainment, Gaming, Video Preprocessing, POS and Kiosk.

Enhanced Overall Performance

Featuring the Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 processor supporting Intel® Hyper-threading Technology (2 cores, 4 threads) and up to 8GB of DDR3 dual-channel memory at 1066 MHz, the Express-CB leads the ADLINK COM lineup in overall performance. Intel® Flexible Display Interface and Direct Media Interface provide high speed connectivity to the Intel® QM57 Express chipset.

“The Express-CB delivers faster multi-core processor technology that embedded applications require. With integrated high-definition graphics support on the Intel® processor, the Express-CB provides an enhanced graphics core and the required interface support for the embedded market,” explained Henk van Bremen, Product Director for ADLINK Embedded Product Center. “For customers who are searching for a fast time-to-market solution, the Express-CB offers them accelerated development process with high performance and long product life.” concluded van Bremen.

“The new Intel® Core i7 / i5 processor and Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset is an integrated two-chip solution that provides the necessary performance-boosting technologies, advanced power management capabilities, improved graphics performance, and enhanced I/O interface functionality needed to power ADLINK’s next-generation embedded solutions,” said Ryan Parker, director of marketing, Embedded and Communications Division, Intel® .

Express-CB Feature Set

The Express-CB has dual stacked SODIMM sockets for up to 8 GB DDR3 memory. The Intel® Mobile QM57 Express chipset integrates CRT and single/dual-channel 18/24-bit LVDS display output. In addition to the onboard integrated graphics, a multiplexed PCI Express® Graphics x16 (PEG x16) bus is available for discrete graphics expansion, Embedded DisplayPort, or general purpose x8, x4 or x1 PCI Express® connectivity.

The Express-CB features a single onboard Gigabit Ethernet port, up to eight USB 2.0 ports and four SATA 3 Gb/s ports with optional support for RAID 0/1/5/10. Additional storage interfaces include an optional SATA based Solid State Disk (8/16/32 GB), and a single IDE (PATA) channel. Legacy support is also provided for 32-bit PCI, LPC, SMBus and I2C. The module is equipped with an AMI EFI BIOS with CMOS backup, supporting embedded features such as remote console, CMOS backup, hardware monitor, and watchdog timer.


Samples of the Express-CB will be available to early access customers in limited quantities at the end of February 2010. Production quantities are expected to start shipping in Q2 2010.

ADLINK's Full Computer-on-Module Product Line

ADLINK's complete Computer-on-Module product family includes ETX® modules for PCI/ISA oriented designs and COM Express modules for PCI Express / PCI designs with optional legacy support through LPC. To evaluate or test our modules, prototype boards in ATX form factor are available.

Carrier Board Design and Manufacturing Support

ADLINK provides Schematics, mechanical files, design guides, R&D support, product review service and BIOS customization for companies that are doing their own carrier board design. ADLINK also offers full development and production services for those who wish to outsource their carrier board's design and/or manufacturing.

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ADLINK Technology ( provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).