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Three more Apollo Lake COMs support Qseven and COM Express

Nov 11, 2016 — by Eric Brown 689 views

Advantech unveiled Intel Apollo Lake based modules with Qseven, COM Express Compact Type 6, and Mini Type 10 form factors.

Advantech’s first three “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules were part of a massive product announcement of products built around Intel’s new 14nm Atom E3900, Celeron N3350, and Pentium N4200 SoCs. Earlier this week, we covered five Advantech Apollo Lake SBCs. As promised, here we’re looking at the COMs, about which not a lot of details are currently available.


Although none of these modules’ product pages mention OS support, all five of Advantech’s Apollo Lake SBCs run Linux, so we imagine it’s the same here as well. The modules support all five Apollo Lake processor options, which are detailed in our Advantech Apollo Lake SBC coverage.


The three Advantech Apollo Lake COMs, and their differing computer-on-module form factors, are:

  • SOM-3569 — Qseven
  • SOM-6869 — COM Express Compact Type 6
  • SOM-7569 — COM Express Mini Type 10


The 70 x 70mm, Qseven 2.1 compliant SOM-3569 joins three other announced Apollo Lake based Qseven modules: Adlink’s Q7-AL, Congatec’s Conga-QA5, and Seco’s Q7-B03. Unlike Advantech’s other Apollo Lake COMs, systems, and SBCs, and unlike most other announced Apollo Lake products including the above Qseven COMs, the SOM-3569 supports LPDDR4 RAM instead of DDR3L. You can load up to 16GB of LPDDR4, as well as up to 64GB of onboard eMMC.


The SOM-3569 is further equipped with a GbE controller and interfaces such as 2x USB 3.0, 5x USB 2.0, and 3x PCIe x1. No more details were listed except that the module can deliver HEVC/H.265, H.264 MPEG2 HW decode video, and it supports Advantech’s iManager, WISE-PaaS/RMM, and embedded software APIs.

The product image file for the SOM-3569 was labeled SOM-3567. However, the SOM-3567 and SOM-3568 are based on Intel “Bay Trail” and “Braswell” Atom/Celeron/Pentium processors, respectively. Chances are the SOM-3569’s features will be fairly similar.


The 95 x 95mm SOM-6869 follows other announced Apollo Lake COM Express Compact Type 6 modules such as Adlink’s cExpress-AL, Congatec’s Conga-TCA5, and Portwell’s PCOM-B641VG. Previous Advantech Compact Type 6 modules include the “Braswell” based SOM6868.

SOM-6869, front and back

The SOM-6869 can drive three simultaneous displays with HDMI, DP, and VGA, plus either LVDS or eDP. Other listed interfaces include 2x USB 3.0, 8x USB 2.0, and 5 PCIe x1. The module has a wide-range 4.75 to 20V input, and supports “native extended” temperatures. Advantech software support is the same as with the SOM-3569. No memory details were listed.



The is the second Apollo Lake COM Express Mini Type 10 module we’ve seen, following Adlink’s nanoX-AL. You can load up to 8GB of single-channel DDR3L 1866 on the SOM-7569, plus up to 32GB eMMC 5.0.

The 84 x 55mm SOM-756 can drive two displays at once using the LVDS interface or HDMI/DisplayPort connection, and it supports H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9, and VP8 hardware decode. No other interfaces are listed. The module has a “wide-range” temperature range, and supports Advantech iManager and embedded software APIs.

Further information

Advantech’s three Apollo Lake COMs will ship in Q1 or Q2 of 2017. More information may be found in the currently bare-bones SOM-3569, SOM-6869, and SOM-7569
product pages.

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