CM-iAM computer-on-module (CoM) | system-on-module (SoM)

  • Low cost, x86-compatible platform in a miniature form factor.
  • Powerful platform enables high-end multimedia and video applications.
  • Wide range of high-speed interfaces provides extensive connectivity.

Product Highlights

  • Full Featured PC-Compatible Computer-On-Module (CoM)
  • Intel Atom Z530 CPU @1.6GHz, US15W chipset
  • 2 GB DDR2
  • 4 GB Flash Disk and on-board microSD socket
  • LVDS, parallel RGB and SDVO display interfaces for LCD panels
  • SATA hard disk interface
  • 2 x 1000 BaseT Ethernet ports
  • 6 x USB ports
  • 2 x SDIO ports
  • Sound codec with support for speaker, microphone and SPDIF. HD audio bus
  • PCIexpress and LPC extension busses
  • Serial port, I2C, GPIO interface
  • Programmable watchdog timer
  • Five watt power consumption
  • Small size - 75 x 65 mm


The CM-iAM computer-on-module (CoM) / system-on-module (SoM) packs Intel Atom processor technologies into the most compact, lightweight PC-on-module available in the market. Its on-board resources suffice to smoothly run operating systems such as Linux, Windows XP and Windows 7, on credit-card sized board capable running on small battery. Board's specifications, in addition to its low cost, make it an ideal building block for any embedded application.

The feature set of the CM-iAM comprises a 32-bit X86-compatible CPU, DDR2, Flash Disk and vital computing peripherals. For embedded applications, the CM-iAM provides a variety of display interfaces, PCIexpress bus, two 1000Mbit Ethernet ports, serial port, general purpose I/O lines and many other essential functions. The user interface is supported by an enhanced graphics controller, USB interface for keyboard / mouse and Audio system..

For feature support status, please refer to O/S Support Coverage Map.
  • "Option" column specifies the configuration code required to have the particular feature.
  • "+" means that the feature is always available

CPU, Memory and Busses

CPUIntel Atom Processor: Z530 - 1.6GHz / 533MHz FSB or Z510 - 1.1GHz / 400MHz FSB.
L2-512KB (dynamic sizing), L1- 32KB IC, 24KB DC.
Intel Deep Power Down (C6) technology support.
DRAM512 / 1024 / 2048 MB DDR2, 400 / 533 MHz, 64-bit
BIOS Flash1 MB, on-board reprogrammable
Flash Disk1 - 4 GB, more in future. Up to 10 MB/s transfer rate.
PCI ExpressPCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.0a. One or two lanes.
Note: second lane is shared with optional second ethernet controller
LPC busHost, 33 MHz, Intel LPC v1.0 compatible


Resolution up to 1920 x 1080 x 32 bpp frame buffer in system memory, 2D, 3D graphics accelerator and multimedia accelerator optimized for HD video.
Display InterfaceLCD – 18 bpp parallel RGB for TFT panels
LVDS – 24 bpp, 4 data and 1 clk pairs for TFT panels
SDVO – can be directly connected to DVI / HDMI / VGA transmitters
USB6 Host USB 2.0 ports, 480 Mbps, EHCI / UHCI compliant
Serial PortUART's, full serial port with modem controls, RS232 levels
GPIO6 lines dedicated + 2 lines shared
Additional 7 dedicated GPIO lines
Hard Disk Interf.SATA-II, using Marvell 88SA8052
EthernetTwo 1000 Mb/s ports, Activity LED's. Using Realtek RTL8111 controllers.
AudioIDT 92HD83 codec, HD audio interface, stereo microphone and line inputs, 60 mW output for 32 Ohm headphones / active speakers, 5.1 channel SPDIF output
RTCReal Time Clock, powered by external lithium battery
SDIOOne 4-bit and one 8-bit SDIO ports
WatchdogWide range programmable watchdog timer

Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Specifications

Supply Voltage5 volt
Active power consumption4 - 6 W, depending on configuration and CPU speed
Dimensions65 x 75 x 8 mm
Weight35 gram
MTTF> 200,000 hours
Operation temperature (case)Commercial: 0° to 70° C
Extended: -20° to 70° C
Industrial: -40° to 85° C. Click for availability note
Storage temperature-40° to 85° C
Relative humidity10% to 90% (operation)
05% to 95% (storage)
Shock50G / 20 ms
Vibration20G / 0 - 600 Hz
Connectors2 x 140 pin, 0.6 mm. Insertion / removal up to 50 cycles

Hardware Design Resources

Software Resources


Windows XP Embedded

Windows Embedded Standard 7



For previous versions of the CM-iAM software packages, please refer to the CM-iAM software archive.

CM-iAM and SBC-iAM Evaluation Kit

Package contents:

Technical Support
Technical support for 12 months.
Support through users Forum
LCD panel compatibility verification and driver adaptation service.
45-day trial period. Eval Kit will be accepted for refund if the user finds the product not suitable for his needs.
SDVO to HDMI interface module (EB-DVI)
HDMI to DVI video cable
FPC cable and connector for LCD
12V power supply
SATA-15 power cable (5V,16cm)

Product status: Discontinued

CompuLab part number specifies all options available for a particular product.

P/N template: CM-iAM-Dx-Cx-[Nx]-[L]-[Ex]-[S]-[A]-[Y]-[H]

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