Today, Intel announced a new modular compute platform called the Intel Compute Card. The small device is being developed to transform the way compute and connectivity can be integrated and used in future devices.
The Intel Compute Card has all the elements of a full computer, including Intel SoC, memory, storage and wireless connectivity with flexible I/O options so hardware manufacturers can optimize for their particular solutions - from interactive refrigerators and smart kiosks to security cameras and IoT gateways. Device makers design a standard Intel Compute Card slot into their device and then utilize the best Intel Compute Card for their performance and price needs.
Dell, HP, Lenovo and Sharp are planning to design and productize a wide range of solutions in the near future.
The Intel Compute Card will be available in mid-2017 and will come with a range of processors options, including the latest 7th Gen Intel Core processors.
Intel Compute Card is expected to be available mid-2017.
- Range of processors, up to 7th Gen Intel Core processors
- Small at 94.5mm x 55mm x 5mm
- Processor, memory, storage and wireless connectivity are all included in the card
- Intel Compute Card-based device will provide the power, cooling and the optimized user I/O for that particularly solution
- Connection to devices will be done via an Intel Compute Card slot with a new standard connector (USB-C plus extension)
- USB-C plus extension connector will provide USB, PCIe, HDMI, DP and additional signals between the card and the device