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First Low-power, COM Express Compact Module with Output for Three Independent Displays


Advantech, a leading embedded computing solution provider, today announced the release of its new low power, fanless COM Express Compact Module—SOM-6868.

SOM-6868 is equipped with new Intel® Pentium® N3710, Celeron® N3160/N3060/N3010, and AtomTM X5-E8000 single-chip processors, which are built with the latest Intel® 14-nm process technology, providing better performance with lower power consumption. The integrated, new graphics core boasts displays resolutions up to 4K2K and supports state-of-the-art hardware accelerators that perform well beyond previous platforms. So the SOM-6868 is suitable for low-power, yet graphic intense application fields such as medical, digital signage, and portable instruments.

SOM-6868 features Intel® gen 8 graphics integrated in the CPU, with up to 16EUs, and delivering 2x the graphics performance compared with the previous platform. With the new graphics core, this Compact Module provides rich display interfaces such as VGA, LVDS, eDP, HDMI, and DisplayPort, and can support three simultaneous, independent display outputs. Up to 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolutions satisfy high-quality display inquiries. It’s also the first low-power platform that supports an H.265/HEVC hardware decoder that accelerates 4K playback.

The SOM-6868 provides advanced features that can satisfy a wide range of applications. E.G., up to five PCI Express links that support x4 and x2 configuration, four USB3.0 and eight USB2.0 also maximize devices adopting. Input power is designed to be a wide-range, from 4.75 to 20V, which suits not only fixed power adaptors but also battery packs, good for portable application design and power efficiency optimization.

SOM-6868 will beavailable in early Q2, 2016. Please contact your local Advantech sales rep or visit the website ( for more detail.

SOM-6868 Features

  • Intel® Pentium® N3710 Celeron® N3000 Series and Atom™ X5-E8000 SoC. 
  • PICMG COM Express R2.1 Compact Module Type 6 pin-out 
  • Intel® gen 8 graphics engine supports DX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.2 and HW Decode: 
  • H.265 , H.264 , MPEG2,MVC, CV-1,WMV9, VP8, 
  • JPEG/MJPEG; HW Encode: H.264 , MVC , JPEG/MJPEG 
  • Rich display interface : VGA, LVDS/eDP, HDMI/DP 
  • Supports three independent display outputs 
  • Supports 5 PCIe x1, 4 USB3.0, 8 USB2.0 
  • Supports Wide Range Power input from 4.75~20V 
  • Advantech iManager, WISE-Pass/RMM, and Embedded Software APIs

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