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Functional Safety Focus on 11th Gen COM-HPC modules


Functional Safety Focus on 11th Gen COM-HPC modulesEurotech introduced a number of Linux-friendly “CPU-180” COM-HPC modules with 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors that assist 2.5GbE, TCC/TSN, quad shows, USB 4.0, and on some fashions, Useful Security options.

Final month, Congatec unveiled a Conga-HPC/cTLU module that deploys a 10nm-fabricated 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core processor on the brand new COM-HPC type issue. Now Eurotech has adopted the identical mixture in its CPU-180-01 and CPU-180-02 modules. The 2 CPU-180-02 fashions differ from the three CPU-180-01 SKUs in that they provide Useful Security (FuSa) options. As well as, some options which can be normal on the CPU-180-02, corresponding to MIPI-CSI, are manufacturing facility choices on the CPU-180-01.

All of the CPU-180 collection modules use the commercial “GRE” Tiger Lake fashions, which add Intel Time Coordinated Computing (Intel TCC) and Time-Delicate Networking (TSN) networking options. The GRE components additionally present FuSa assist, though Eurotech has enabled these options solely on the CPU-180-02.

Functional Safety Focus on 11th Gen COM-HPC modules
Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake

Eurotech doesn’t point out “Intel Security Island,” Intel’s implementation of FuSa on the GRE chips, in addition to the FE fashions of its Atom-class Elkhart Lake SoCs. As a substitute, the corporate says it implements FuSa by way of “proprietary extensions” that “enable the client implementation of a security agent.”

Intel Security Island is compliant with IEC 61508 (SIL2) and ISO 13849 necessities and orchestrates Intel-on-chip diagnostics and reviews errors whereas monitoring customer-safety functions. Eurotech helps the identical FuSa requirements.

Not one of the different merchandise we now have seen based mostly on Tiger Lake GRE, together with the Conga-HPC/cTLU and Aaeon’s COM-TGUC6 and Kontron’s COMe-cTL6 Compact Kind 6 modules, have highlighted FuSa. (Whereas the unique Conga-HPC/cTLU announcement talked about solely the usual 11th Gen fashions, a follow-up announcement revealed assist for the brand new GRE fashions in addition to “E” fashions for the Conga-HPC/cTLU and a Compact Kind 6 Conga-TC570.)

Like GRE, the E fashions supply prolonged buy availability, wider temperature ranges, and barely decrease base and Turbo frequencies than the usual, equally named 11th Gen ULP3 siblings. Nevertheless, they lack the TCC, TSN, and FuSa assist of GRE.

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COM-HPC specs (left) and dimensions
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Supply: Congatec

The brand new COM-HPC PICMG spec gives 800 interface pins, up from 440 on COM Specific, which might totally exploit Tiger Lake’s new assist for PCIe Gen Four and USB 4.0 (Thunderbolt 4). Different COM-HPC modules embody MSC/Avnet’s ninth Gen MSC HCC-CFLS. Eurotech is utilizing the 120 x 95mm Shopper Dimension A spec utilized by the Conga-HPC/cTLU whereas the MSC HCC-CFLS makes use of the 160 x 120mm Shopper measurement C format.

Contained in the CPU-180-01 and CPU-180-02

Eurotech helps its CPU-180 modules with its Yocto-based Everyware Linux distribution, in addition to normal Linux and Home windows 10 IoT Enterprise. Naked steel hypervisors are supported for FuSa functions. The CPU-180-02 additionally helps Eurotech’s Everyware Software program Framework (ESF), a business, enterprise-ready version of Eclipse Kura, the open supply Java/OSGi middleware for IoT gateways. Everyware Linux and ESF can be found on most of Eurotech’s merchandise, together with its Xeon-D based mostly CPU-162-23 COM Specific Kind 7 module.

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CPU-180-01 (left) and CPU-180-02 CPU and RAM specs
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The upper-end CPU-180-02 fashions — the CPU-180-02-01 and CPU-180-02-02 — supply the identical processors because the equal -02 and -03 SKUs of the CPU-180-01: the quad-core, 1.1GHz/2.6GHz Core i5-1145GRE and 1.2GHz/2.8GHz Core i7-1185GRE. There may be additionally a CPU-180-01-01 mannequin with a dual-core, 1.7GHz/3.0GHz Core i3-1115GRE. This the one mannequin with normal Intel UHD graphics relatively than the as much as 96EU Iris Xe GPU, which is arguably Tiger Lake’s greatest breakthrough. All of the GRE fashions have 12-28W configurable TDPs.

The Core i3 SKU is the one mannequin restricted to 8GB LPDDR4. The 2 i5 fashions have 16GB and the i7 fashions 32GB. All of the SKUs supply soldered, 4267 MT/s RAM and assist in-band error-correcting IBECC RAM.

Commonplace options on all of the fashions embody 2x SATA III and an as much as 2.5GbE controller with TSN assist. For shows, the modules present 2x DDI (HDMI/DP++ and eDP) and 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4.Zero with DP functionality). There are manufacturing facility choices for swapping out the eDP for MIPI-DSI and one other choice to double the 2x Thunderbolt Four to 4x. All of the fashions assist 4x concurrent unbiased shows and as much as 4Kp60 decision.


Functional Safety Focus on 11th Gen COM-HPC modules

Different normal options embody 2x UART, 3x I2C, 2x I2S/Soundwire, 2x SPI, eSPI, SMBus, and 12x GPIO. You additionally get an RTC, watchdog with tamper detect, temperature sensor, and TPM 2.0

Growth options embody PCIe Gen4 x4, PCIe Gen3 x4, 4x PCIe Gen 3, and PCIe Gen3 x1. It seems that the latter can be utilized as a baseboard administration controller as a manufacturing facility possibility “unique with LAN.”

The CPU-180-01 presents just a few options as manufacturing facility choices which can be normal on the CPU-180-02. These embody HDA audio and 2x MIPI-CSI2 with DPHY 2.1 (2.5Gbps/lane). The CPU-180-01 ships normal with 2x USB 4.0 (Thunderbolt 4) and 8x USB 2.Zero however presents manufacturing facility choices for what’s normal on the CPU-180-02: 4x USB 4.Zero and 10x USB 2.0.

The USB 4.Zero ports are backward suitable with USB 3.Zero and in addition assist Kind-C ports. The one different product we’ve seen that particularly lists Thunderbolt Four assist is the Conga-HPC/cTLU.

Energy and ruggedization options are the identical on all of the modules. There’s a 12VDC enter with 8-20V assist and a -40 to 85°C working vary with 5% to 90% RH humidity tolerance. Certifications embody EN 62368 and UL 60950 for security.

Additional data

The CPU-180-01 and CPU-180-02 might be accessible in Q2 2021 with pricing undisclosed. Extra data could also be present in Eurotech’s CPU-180-01 and CPU-180-02 bulletins and CPU-180-01 and CPU-180-02 product pages.

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