The name Qseven® (Q7) is derived from “quadratic” as noted by the Q and seven refers to the 7 x 7 cm2 (70 x 70mm) size of the module. With evolution technology built upon a smaller size footprint mobile processor and chipset.
The Q7 standard provides high performance and low power consumption interfaces for mobile and battery operated applications with standard power consumption equal to or less than 12W which matches application requirements for fan-less operations by way of heat spreader mechanical interfaces.
Unlike other module standards, Q7 does not require an expensive board-to-board connector. It utilizes a very affordable MXM card slot with 230 pins in a 0.5 mm configuration. This slot is already being used for graphics cards in laptop computers, so it is capable of high-speed PEG (PCI Express Graphics) data transfers.