COM Express Types
- TYPE 6
Basic / Compact Learn More
- TYPE 7
Basic Learn More
- TYPE 10
Mini Learn More
- TYPE 2
Basic / Compact Learn More
Note that earlier module types — COM Express Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4, and Type 5 — are considered legacy and no longer recommend for new designs. Nevertheless, ADLINK still actively supports Type 2 for customers tied to legacy designs.
|Type||Connectors||PCIe lanes||PEG||PCI||SATA||PATA IDE||LAN||Video||Serial||USB||Note|
|1||AB only||6||No||No||4||Yes||1 GbE||LVDS, VGA||Legacy|
|2||AB & CD||22||Yes||Yes||4||Yes||1 GbE||PEG/SDVO,LVDS, VGA||Legacy|
|3||AB & CD||22||Yes||Yes||4||Yes||3 GbE||PEG/SDVO, LVDS, VGA||Legacy|
|4||AB & CD||32||Yes||No||4||Yes||1 GbE||PEG/SDVO, LVDS, VGA||Legacy|
|5||AB & CD||32||Yes||No||4||Yes||3 GbE||PEG/SDVO, LVDS, VGA||Legacy|
|6||AB & CD||24||Yes||No||4||No||1 GbE||3 x DDI, VGA LVDS/eDP / Option for USB 4||2x RX/TX, GP_SPI, CAN||4x USB 3.2/2.0 4x USB 2.0|
|7||AB & CD||32||Yes||Yes||2||No||4x 10G (CEI side-band) 1 GbE||None||2x RX/TX or CAN||4x USB 3.2/2.0 4x USB 2.0|
|10||AB only||4||No||No||2||No||1 GbE||1x DDI, LVDS||2x RX/TX, GP_SPI, CAN||4x USB 3.2/2.0|
* GbE as defined by COM.0 R3.1 has been extended to allow support for up to 2.5/5/10 Gbps (optional).
* Optional MIPI-CSI support has been added by COM.0 R3.1 and is dependent on module vendor.
COM Express supports all modern interfaces
COM Express’ wide market acceptance
The COM Express standard has found widespread adoption by even tier 1 industrial players and can be found in numerous and highly diverse applications in a wide range of fields.
- Test and Measurement
“Over the years, ADLINK has been a driving force behind the development of the COM Express® specification at PICMG”
The success of COM Express in the embedded market is a result of the broad respect given to the PICMG consortium. PICMG has been responsible for many other widely accepted standard form factors in the embedded industry. Over the years, ADLINK has played a leading role in the PICMG COM.0 (COM Express) subcommittee. For more than 10 years, the PICMG COM.0 subcommittee was chaired by ADLINK and the development of the specification has benefited greatly from the considerable efforts of ADLINK’s team of technical contributors.
COM Express Form Factors
The PICMG COM.0 COM Express specification defines 4 form factors.
COM Express Cooling and Thermal Design
ADLINK offers four standard thermal solutions for fast product development and integration, including heatspreader, passive heatsink, and actively cooled solution with integrated fan. Custom, application-specific thermal solutions are also offered.
COM Express Carrier Boards and Starter Kits
ADLINK offers a wide selection of COM Express carrier boards and development kits for faster and hassle-free product development, as well as a custom carrier board & system integration service.