2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processors available on the Kontron 6U CompactPCI® processor board CP6003-SA

2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processors available on the Kontron 6U CompactPCI® processor board CP6003-SA

50% performance/watt ratio improvement on average over previous generations

Eching/Nuremberg, Germany, March 1, 2011 –Today Kontron introduced the 6U CompactPCI® processor board CP6003-SA based on the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7 mobile processor technology. Designed to bring leading-edge performance with low power consumption and low heat dissipation to a broad range of applications, the Kontron CP6003-SA is an ideal fit for communications, military, aerospace, medical, industrial and monitoring systems.

Equipped with up to the 2.10 GHz Quad-Core Intel® Core™ i7-2715QE and long-term availability, the Kontron CP6003-SA (Standard Air-Cooled) not only speeds up vector operations required for imaging and floating-point applications via Advanced Vector Extension (Intel® AVX), but also processes single-threaded tasks much faster thanks to the Intel® Turbo Boost technology 2.0. This allows for a clock speed of up to 3.10 GHz without the need to oversize the entire system for peak loads. First benchmarks show a performance gain of more than 200 percent for the CPU (Dhrystone Alu MIPS) as compared to platforms with the previous Intel® Core™ i7 processor and comparable core speed. Additionally, users benefit from a 50 percent performance/watt ratio improvement on average compared to designs with the previous Intel® Core™ processor architecture. Furthermore, the Kontron CP6003-SA also brings OpenGL-based applications to CompactPCI® unifying the Software basis for high performance embedded computing and therefore reducing the development effort and time-to-market.

On the memory side, up to 16 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz (1333 MHz Dual-Core) ECC memory ensures data accuracy for demanding and safety-critical applications like radar, sonar or imaging systems. In addition to an on-board HDD or SDD, up to 32 GB of NAND Flash can be integrated via SATA interface, to hold complete operating systems or application code, which substantially increases overall system speed and availability.

For maximum application flexibility the Kontron CompactPCI® processor board CP6003-SA comes with an extensive range of interfaces: 6x SATA ports with RAID 0/1/5/10 functionality for enhanced data security, 6x USB 2.0 ports, 2x RS232 ports, VGA, dual HDMI and High Definition Audio (HDA) interfaces as well as 5x Gigabit Ethernet interfaces connected via PCI Express to meet the high performance requirements of communications applications. One of the 6 available SATA ports can be used for an onboard 2.5 inch SATA hard drive. An XMC socket (via PCI Express x8) or PMC socket for mezzanine cards ensure plenty of room for customized expansions, like the dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface card Kontron Kontron XMC401. The Kontron CP6003-SA can be used in both, a system or peripheral slot.

The Kontron CP6003-SA supports a configurable 64-bit/66 MHz PCI or PCI-X, hot swap CompactPCI® interface. Safety and security features via an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, two redundant firmware hubs (failover) and Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) are supported as well.

The Kontron CompactPCI® processor board CP6003-SA runs with Linux, VxWorks, Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows XP, XP embedded or Windows Server 2008R2. Highly integrated board support packages support all onboard hardware devices as well as specific features like hot swap, IPMI, power and thermal management enable effortless integration among scalable multi-CPU systems in a PICMG® 2.16 environment.

Samples of the Kontron CP6003-SA are available now. Full production is scheduled for Q3 2011.

For more information on the Kontron CompactPCI® processor board CP6003-SA, please visit:

More about CompactPCI®: http://www.kontron.com/cpci

More about XMC / PMC: http://www.kontron.com/products/boards+and+mezzanines/pmc++xmc/

For more information on rugged COTS solutions, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/about-kontron/custom-solutions/rugged-cots

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