Compute Module, 2019 models

    In early 2017, Intel announced Compute Card , an embedded computer in an expansion card form factor. Later that year, the idea gained flesh, blood, and cost: two models were based on Intel Core processors , one for Pentium and two for Celeron . Since then, there was no news about them until the moment when data appeared on the new generation Compute Card, which, to make it more interesting, was called the Compute Module - not to be confused with the Compute Module for servers from the Intel Data Center Blocks program based on Intel Xeon processors. Now we somehow have to live with this.

    Let me remind you, the idea of ​​the Intel Compute Module (let's get used to the new name) is to bring all the “thinking abilities” of any thing - a car, a refrigerator, an access point - to a specialized module that can be removed if necessary, repaired or replaced by another. The computer has an absolutely standard architecture: processor, storage, interaction interfaces, is connected to the host with a single connector. It turned out a sort of "universal brain" for any component of the "Internet of things", and they are believed to be many.

    Like last time, for 2019, models based on Intel Core (eighth generation), Pentium and Celeron were announced. The differences between the two rulers are noteworthy: now the top models have 8 GB of memory, all are equipped with a gigabit Wi-Fi adapter and a Bluetooth 5.0 module. The model based on Intel Core i5-8365U declared support for Intel vPro technology , as evidenced by the letter V in the title.

    Model CPU Memory Storage Interface
    CM1iV8CBIntel Core i5-8365U 8GB DDR3 Intel Wireless-AC 9560 + Bluetooth 5
    CM1i58CBIntel Core i5-8265U 8GB DDR3 Intel Wireless-AC 9560 + Bluetooth 5
    CM1i34CBIntel Core i3-8145U 4GB DDR3 Intel Wireless-AC 9560 + Bluetooth 5
    CM1P4CBE2Pentium Gold 5405U 4GB DDR3 64GB eMMC Intel Wireless-AC 9560 + Bluetooth 5
    CM1C4CBE2Celeron 4306U 4GB DDR3 64GB eMMC Intel Wireless-AC 9560 + Bluetooth 5
    In addition, the company plans to release 3 chassis for the installation of the Compute Module, all of them have passive cooling and are protected, designed to be embedded in various intelligent devices. I was most interested in Compute Module NUC - the universal mini-computer à la NUC under the Compute Module card (and without a fan, yes, yes, yes). I want to see this.

    The release of the new Compute Module is scheduled for the end of 2019. Apparently, this explains the fact that the type of drive for cards based on Intel Core has not yet been made public - there is time to put something newer. The output of other models in the next two years is not planned.

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