About COM-HPC Client Type Modules
The COM-HPC specification currently defines three client modules: Size A (95mm x 120mm), Size B (120mm x 120mm) and Size C (160mm x 120mm). The largest of the client modules, Size C (160mm x 120mm), offers up to four on-board SO-DIMM sockets. The power input is a single 12-volt supply that can deliver up to 251 watts of power, and there are 49x lanes PCIe Gen5 in total.
The COM-HPC client module type targets use in high end embedded client products that need one or more displays, a full set of low, medium and very high bandwidth I/O for fast data transfer to support best-in-class peripherals, powerful CPUs and modest size. COM-HPC Client Type modules may host traditional x86 systems or alternative CPU architectures such as ARM64. While COM-HPC is primarily focused on x86 implementations, the standard supports heterogeneous architectures for specialized modules to improve performance and energy efficiency.
The range of applications for COM-HPC client type modules is very broad: medical equipment, test & measurement, rugged embedded computers, transportation systems and more.