QXi-306: COMMA 6a+ gaming platform

  • Complete hardware and software AAMS support for Comma 6a/Comma 6a+
  • AMD Embedded G-Series SOC with integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series graphics
  • Supports up to two independent HD monitors
  • Operates from JAMMA +12V power - no need for extra ATX PSU
  • Advanced PCI Express® gaming logic and NVRAM
  • Plastic transparent enclosure (patent and design rights pending)

Designed specifically for Comma 6a+

Fully compliant with the AWP3 standards, including a transparent cover, AAMS smart card protocol handling, serial port communication, anti-tamper monitoring and encrypted ccTalk for peripherals

Italian JAMMA interface

Simple connection using standard Italian JAMMA connector. No additional power supply required. Amplified drive of stereo/mono speakers

High performance AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series graphics

Dual-core (15W) AMD Embedded G-Series SOCs up to 1.65GHz with latest AMD RadeonTM HD 8280E integrated graphics delivers powerful graphics acceleration for DirectX® 11.1, OpenGL® 4.2, OpenCLTM 1.2 and hardware HD video decoding & encoding

Dual Independent monitors

Two DisplayPort 1.2 connectors and one Analogue VGA connector provide dual monitor support

10 years guaranteed supply

The latest AMD Embedded chipset and graphics processors provide 10 years product lifetime from launch


AMD Embedded G-Series SOC integrates CPU, GPU and I/O controller

Next generation “Jaguar” and “Jaguar+” CPU core architecture:

  • Dual Core - 64-bit
  • Core frequencies up to 1.65GHz
  • Up to 1MB shared L2 cache
  • Low Power (6W, 15W max TDP) design
    • 6W Jaguar+ with Passive Heatsink
    • 15W Jaguar with Active Cooler


Advanced integrated AMD RadeonTM HD 8000 Series graphics:

  • Support for up to two independent displays
    • Two DP++ interfaces support DisplayPort 1.2, including MST for daisy-chaining of monitors
    • Analog VGA interface
  • DirectX ® 11.1, OpenGL ® 4.2 , OpenCLTM 1.2, DirectCompute compatible

UVD4 Multimedia Engine

  • Hardware HD Decode of H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 & DivX
  • Hardware Encode of H.264 at 1080p@60fps

Main Memory

  • 1x DDR3-1600 (204Pin) SODIMM sockets
  • Capacity up to 8 GBytes

JAMMA Interface

JAMMA connector compliant with Italian AWP standard

  • 2 x 28-way Italian JAMMA connector
  • Polarisation key to ensure correct connection
  • +5V,+12V & +24V supply inputs
  • Stereo/Mono 6W amplified speaker output
  • Digital outputs for lamp, meter and electrical lock
  • Digital inputs for door, refill, button board and test inputs
  • I2C interface
  • Up to 2 x ccTalk independent channels

Communication Interfaces

2 x serial ports

  • 1 x serial port for barcode reader with +5V support jumper selectable
  • 1 x serial port for AAMS

1 x selectable internal RS232 serial port (instead of second JAMMA ccTalk interface)

3 x USB 2.0 Ports

  • 2 x external, 1 x internal

1 x internal Smart Card interface.

1 x PCI Express® Gigabit LAN controllers

1 x SD card interface

1 x security SPI socket

1 x internal HDD power connector available for development

2 x ccTalk interfaces 12V and 24V


2 x SATA 3.0 connector up to 6Gb/s for SATA DOM with selectable power on pin 7

Dedicated hardware/software provides all Comma 6a+ requirements

  • Direct management of AAMS smartcard and AAMS serial port
  • Management of ccTalk AES Diffie-Hellman peripheral communications
  • Internal SD card reader or SPI Memory for SHA1 verification

High Performance NVRAM

  • Optional MRAM or SRAM up to 8MBytes
  • Hardware accelerated functions (CRC, copy and data mirroring)

Battery Powered Logging Processor

  • 4 intrusion inputs
  • Date/time stamped recording of 64 events
  • Auto system switch on (time)
  • Programmable watchdog timer
  • Battery voltage monitoring & warning

Advanced digital I/O connected via PCI Express®

10 digital inputs

  • Individually configurable for interrupt generation
  • Configurable hardware de-bounce filtering

10 digital outputs to drive the lamps, meters and the door lock


  • Advanced Hardware AES Encryption/Decryption engine
  • Optional TPM 1.2 conforming to TCG specifications
  • SHA1 and serial number chip
  • Tamper Revoked key
  • Write Once Key
  • Gaming Controller Delayed Activation


High definition audio

Built-in stereo audio amplifier

  • Direct drive of 4ohm speakers
  • 6W/channel output
  • Soft Selection mono/stereo output for compatibility with different cabinet designs

Software Support

Full software support for Windows Embedded and Linux

  • Static, dynamic libraries and .NET libraries
  • 32 or 64-bit OS support
  • Examples and Demo software available
  • Smart Card simulator software (external software tool)
  • ccTalk simulator software available for stress testing

Quixant supplied communication & peripheral protocols

  • Complete package of software libraries for AAMS functions – for both Comma 6a and Comma 6a+
  • Simple API and examples to interface to AAMS functions
  • Handling of AAMS meters and block events
  • Easy to use ccTalk, digital I/O and event logging APIs
  • ccTalk AES encrypted device support
  • Barcode reader interface library
  • Easy SHA1 Software validation procedure
  • Fast programming of laboratory digital fingerprint


AMD are recognized as the "gamers choice" for CPU due to the features of their CPU’s matching well to the demands of the gaming market. AMD produce CPU’s that run cooler and faster and more reliably than any of their competitors.AMD have a very strong embedded group which guarantees long supply times for its parts through embedded roadmaps released to its partners. This enables us to guarantee to supply you our platforms for minimum of 7 years from the release date of that platform.



Microsoft has a strong and ever expanding market presence within the gaming industry with many of the machines in operation today running Windows 7 Embedded.

As a Licensed Microsoft partner, Quixant is able to supply the Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 licences as part of its platform.




We fully support the Linux community with a full set of drivers and API’s for our product. So if you choose to develop your games with a Linux OS feel confident that Quixant is here to support you.