Intel’s modular compute platform Compute Card will be shipping in August

At CES 2017, Intel announced a new modular compute platform called the Compute Card. A Compute Card includes all the elements of a typical PC, including Intel SoC, memory, storage and wireless connectivity with flexible I/O options. Just slightly longer than a credit card at 95mm x 55mm x 5mm, the Compute Card offers an optimal solution to power everything from entry-level to full featured host devices. Device makers simply design a standard Intel Compute Card slot into their device and then utilize the best Intel Compute Card for their performance and price needs.

At Computex 2017 today, Intel shared more details on availability for the Intel Compute Card. Intel Compute Card will be shipping in August 2017. During its keynote, Intel gave us a sneak peak on the types of devices the Compute Card could power. LG is working on an all-in-one PC that is powered by a Compute Card. After few years of purchase, you can swap out the Compute Card for the latest one for improved performance and other features.

Features:

  • Includes built-in integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
  • Save on engineering and design costs with a standardized I/O interface designed to support multiple devices.
  • Equipped with a range of processors, including 7th Gen Intel Core vPro processor, to handle the toughest computing needs.
  • Low wattage computing with cooling integrated in the dock.
  • Whether installed internally or inserted externally, the compute card remains secure via an integrated locking mechanism.
  • Reduce the number of SKUs to manage through compute card enabled devices. Scale quickly when demand dictates.
  • Simply add a compute card to any certified device to increase its compute capabilities and lifecycle.
  • Hardware replacement is as simple as swapping the existing compute card for a new one.

Intel Compute Card is now available in the following SKUs.

NameProcessorMemoryStorageConnectivity
Intel® Compute Card CD1IV128MK7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7Y57 with Intel® vPro™ technology4 GB DDR3128 GB Intel® SSDIntel® Wireless-AC 8265 (2×2 802.11ac & Bluetooth® 4.2)
Intel® Compute Card CD1M3128MK7th Gen Intel® Core m3-7Y30 processor4 GB DDR3128 GB Intel® SSDIntel® Wireless-AC 8265 (2×2 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.2)
Intel® Compute Card CD1P64GKIntel® Pentium® processor N42004 GB DDR364 GB eMMCIntel® Wireless-AC 7265 (2×2 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.2)
Intel® Compute Card CD1C64GKIntel® Celeron® processor N34504 GB DDR364 GB eMMCIntel® Wireless-AC 7265 (2×2 802.11ac & Bluetooth 4.2)

Intel is also today releasing the Compute Card Device Design Kit, a set of guides and reference designs that contain the information a device developer will need to create a product that supports an Intel Compute Card.

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