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Portwell Announces PCOM-B657VGL COM Express® 3.0 Type 6 Basic Module, the Latest Addition to Its Popular COM Express Product Portfolio

PCOM-B657VGL Features 11th Generation Intel® Xeon®, Core™ and Celeron® Processors (Formerly Tiger Lake-H) with Integrated AI/DL Instruction Sets, more cores (8C/16T) and Gen 12 Graphics with up to 32 EU

Nieuw Vennep, Netherlands, 9th February, 2021 Portwell (, a world-leading innovator for  Industrial PC (IPC) and embedded computing solutions, and a Titanium Partner of Intel Partner Alliance,  has launched PCOM-B657VGL, a new COM Express Type 6 Basic module. According to Ryan Yang,  Portwell’s product manager, PCOM-B657VGL is powered by 11th Generation Intel Xeon W-11000E, Core  i3/i5/i7 and Celeron processors (formerly Tiger Lake-H) and integrated high performance Intel UHD graphics  to provide up to 65% higher multi-thread computing performance and up to 70% faster graphic performance  with the support of PCIe x16 Gen 4 feature, compared to predecessor.

“Featuring up to 8 cores/16 threads with 45W/35W, and 25W TDP, industrial use condition and ECC Support”  says Yang, “this basic form factor COM Express module offers long life product support of 10+ years and  can support 4 independent displays selecting from three DisplayPort/HDMI, one VGA, and one LVDP/eDP  interface. PCOM-B657VGL can deliver superior performance in various environments, the fully integrated  and flexible I/O expansion making it the optimal choice for mission critical use conditions and AI edge  computing applications in industrial automation, machine vision, communication, IoT, edge computing,  medical equipment, transportation, automated test equipment. It is also suitable for graphic-intensive  applications including gaming, digital signage, smart retail and much more.”  

At a mere 125mm x 95mm, the new PCOM-B657VGL COM Express Type 6 module packs a powerful range  of features, including dual channel DDR4 ECC/Non-ECC SO-DIMM 3200 MHz up to 32 GB per DIMM;  quadruple independent displays with selectable options—VGA, HDMI, LVDS/eDP and DisplayPort support  for up to 8K resolution; 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 8 x USB 2.0, 4 x SATA III, 1 x PCIe Gen 4 x16 and 8x PCIe Gen  3 x1 a serial I/O supports 8-bit GPIO, I²C, SMBus and UART; 1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet with integrated Intel  Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) enabled to reduce latency; on-board TPM 2.0 for security; industrial  operating temperature range from -40° to 85°C with Industrial SKUs; and AT/ATX mode. 

Significantly Improved Computing and Graphics Performance 

“The new PCOM-B657VGL features the latest 11th Generation Intel Core and Xeon W-11000E processors  with Willow Cove 10nm++, up to 8C/16T” says Yang. “This means it now delivers faster single-thread and  multi-tasking compute-intensive applications for workload consolidation, compared to previous generation.  But the benefits don’t stop there,” Yang adds. “Based on the integrated Intel UHD graphics equipped with  up to 32 execution units (EUs), our new PCOM-B657VGL offers 2x the transcode performance increase  compared to predecessor modules and can support up to four 4K displays simultaneously. It also features  the PCIe Gen 4 x16 on embedded x86 platform which doubles the data transfer rates over PCIe Gen 3 for  higher bandwidth, lower latency, and lower power. It helps to extend bandwidth to external PCIe Graphic  Card for AI and AIoT application.” 

Total Solution with Carrier Board Design and Manufacture Service 

For module computing, we provide world leading computer-on-module product line and design for a wide  range of applications and requirements from system integrators. Those carriers are customers value and  domain know-how. We treat customers’ values as a highly important factor in module computing and provide  “concept in, solution out” service for carrier board design and manufacturing service. Customers will benefit  from Portwell’s experience and know-how in computer hardware design, flexible and quality manufacturing,  and be able to meet their time-to-market targets. Also, as you know, we manufacture in Taiwan. 

“At Portwell, we strive to create superior products to help our customers deliver their products to market on  time and stay one step ahead of the competition,” Yang confirms, “so customers can easily upgrade their  previous Type 6 COMe module with the new PCOM-B657VGL and benefit from an optimized balance of  computing power, accelerated graphic processing and overall improved power consumption, all of which  enable quick time-to-market for their end products. 

“The extended and upgraded PCIe Gen and lanes mean users can support a higher speed I/O card to  service more applications. In addition,” Yang continues, “the new PCOM-B657VGL supports the new  advanced features offered by the 11th Generation Xeon/Core processors that now boost IoT designs from  the edge to the cloud, including OpenVino™ and Media SDK to improve performance and accelerate video  inferencing workload. This means,” Yang assures, “that not only do our customers gain the assurance of  European Portwell Technology PR-02/2022  working with a leading COMe solution provider for the embedded market, but they also benefit from the  peace of mind they get from the 10+ years long product life span support inherent with this Portwell product.” 

Product Link: express/product/pcom-b657vgl 

About Portwell 

Portwell, Inc., an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, designs and manufactures a full range of  IPC products (SBC, backplane, redundant power supply, rack mount & node chassis), embedded architecture solutions, DVR  system platforms and communications appliances. We provide complete R&D and project management services to decrease  customers’ time to market and reduce project risk and cost. Portwell is also an ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified  company that deploys quality assurance through product design, verification and manufacturing cycles.

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