The Express-BL is a COM ExpressR COM.0 R2.1 Basic Size Type 6 module supporting the 64-bit 5th Generation IntelR Core? i7 and XeonR E3-1200L v4 processors (codename “Broadwell”) with IntelR QM87 Chipset. The Express-BL is specifically designed for customers who need excellent graphics performance and high-level processing performance in a long product life solution.
The Express-BL features IntelR Hyper-Threading Technology (up to 4 cores, 8 threads) and DDR3L non-ECC dual-channel memory at 1333/1600 MHz to provide excellent overall performance. IntelR Flexible Display Interface and Direct Media Interface provide high-speed connectivity from the CPU to the IntelR QM87 Chipset.
Integrated IntelR Generation 8 Graphics include features such as OpenGL 4.0, DirectX 11, IntelR Clear Video HD Technology, Advanced Scheduler 2.0, 1.0, XPDM support, and DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) support for full AVC/VC1/MPEG2 hardware decode. Graphics outputs include VGA, LVDS, and three DDI ports supporting HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort and eDP as a build option. The Express-BL is specifically designed for customers with high-performance processing graphics requirements who want to outsource the custom core logic of their systems for reduced development time.
The Express-BL has dual stacked SODIMM sockets for up to 32 GB non-ECC type DDR3L memory. In addition to the onboard integrated graphics, a multiplexed PCIe x16 graphics bus is available for discrete graphics expansion. Input/output features include a single onboard Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 3.0 ports and USB 2.0 ports, and SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Support is provided for SMBus and I2C. The module is equipped with SPI AMI EFI BIOS with CMOS backup, supporting embedded features such as a remote console, hardware monitor, and watchdog timer.