Cavium is now targeting industrial and aerospace embedded systems market by offering COM Express and Qseven computer modules powered by the OCTEON III CN70XX/71XX multi-core processors. Initially Cavium is offering modules in three form factors: COM Express Compact (95mm x 95mm), COM Express Mini (84mm x 55mm), and Qseven (70mm x 70mm) targeting wider range of use. Both commercial temperature and industrial temperature grade boards all designed which are compatible with a stand-alone development board along with the support of Cavium OCTEON SDK and Monta Vista carrier-grade Linux.
The targeted market also includes control-plane applications in networking, telecom/datacom and wireless infrastructure. OCTEON III CN7130 with four powerful 64-bit MIPS CPU cores are designed to offer high packet processing throughput and higher security in a compact and low-power footprint.
The COM Express Compact module supports Type 5 and Type 6 pin outs, and comes with up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory and eMMC onboard storage. The Type 5 interface supports a total of eight USB 2.0 ports, while Type 6 supports four USB 2.0 ports along with an additional four USB 3.0 ports. Two PCI Express 2.0 lanes and two SATA interfaces operating at up to 6 Gb/s, low speed control interface such as SPI, CANbus, I2C and LPC are supported.
The COM Express Mini Type 10 and Qseven modules are designed for more compact form-factors with a reduced set of I/O’s. Both modules come with up to 4 GB of DDR3 memory, eMMC onboard storage and 1 GbE port. The COM Express Mini module features a total of six USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, while the Qseven supports four USB 2.0 ports. Two PCI Express 2.0 lanes and two SATA interfaces are supported, along with low speed control interface such as SPI, CANbus, I2C and LPC.
Cavium COM Express and Qseven modules are scheduled to be made available in third quarter of 2015. Cavium is also offering production-ready reference design files will be offered to ODM and OEM companies.