• 07/14/2017
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Compute Module Datasheet Overview

This datasheet outlines the technical features of the Intel® Joule™ platform which is a system on module (SoM) that combines high-performance computing and graphics with large memory and wireless connectivity in a tiny footprint.
This datasheet allows an experienced developer to create their own design using the Intel® Joule™ Compute Module. If you need more guidance, see the Expansion Board Design Guide. It explains the expansion board designed by Intel and how you can use it to design your own product, or design your own expansion board similar to the one Intel designed. For information specific to the expansion board, see the Expansion Board Hardware Datasheet.
The Intel®Joule™ Module's Expansion Board PCB routing is to be determined by the developer for their specific board stack-up. Intel guarantees impedance targets of 80-85 Ohms for differential pairs and 45 Ohms for single-ended pairs, both with a tolerance of +/- 12%. It is the responsibility of the developer and board manufacturer to design their board’s outer layers (micro-strip) and inner layers (strip-line) based on these impedances and their individual stack-ups. High speed differentials should be strip-line as much as possible and shielded by ground both above and beneath their routing layer for best EMI performance. See Trace Layout Guidelines for details.
Module Dimensions
You can download the STP file for a 3D model of the Intel® Joule™ Compute Module that can be used to create a physical example or to show the module in larger CAD assemblies.
Datasheet Contents
This datasheet provides the following information:
WARNING: Observe proper Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) best practices to protect the module, development kit and accessories. Best practices include keeping devices contained in protective bags and utilizing a grounded wrist strap when handling devices.

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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