New High-end Module to Extend ETX Solutions for Embedded Applications
SAN DIEGO, November 8, 2006 With the upcoming launch of the Kontron ETX-CD Computer-On-Module at the upcoming autumn European trade fairs, Electronica and PLC/IPC/Drives, Kontron emphasizes its commitment to the long-term availability of the ETX® standard. The Kontron ETX standard, established in 2000, recently received a refresh and upgrade to version 3.0 enhancing the supported interfaces while still keeping the design 100 percent backward compatible with previous module revisions. This development ensures long-term support of ETX and that OEM customers do not have to make even the smallest change in wiring on existing baseboard designs. Built around the Intel® Core Duo processor, the Kontron ETX-CD is the high-end COM for embedded designs requiring PCI, ISA, SATA and USB 2.0 as well as all standard ETX interfaces.
The upcoming Kontron ETX-CD module is based on the Intel Core Duo processor (up to 2.0GHz) and the mobile Intel® 945GM Express chipset. Key features of this new ETX 3.0 module include:
- Support for up to 2 GB DDR2 S0DIMM
- 2x SerialATA for high-speed drives
- 4x USB 2.0 for the integration of fast peripherals
- Graphics, audio and more.
Kontron anticipates having sample Kontron ETX-CD modules available for evaluation in January 2007 with pricing targeted to begin at $925 in small quantities. Board support packages (BSPs) for current operating systems such as Windows XP Embedded and Linux will be available for download in the near future.
Kontron plans to develop additional modules for high-performance processors from Intel®, AMD® and VIA® which will further expand the array of offerings of Kontron ETX 3.0 modules. To learn more about Kontron ETX modules and the ETX 3.0 standard, please visit www.kontron.com.
A global leader in embedded computer technology and mobile rugged solutions, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators, and application providers in the: automation, test and measurement, communications, medical, gaming and entertainment, military, aerospace, transportation, and energy markets. The company helps its customers considerably reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage with products including: high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, human-machine interfaces, and mobile rugged computers and displays. Kontron employs more than 2,300 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". Kontron is a Premier member in the Intel ® Communications Alliance which means earliest access to leading-edge Intel technologies and privileged engineering support. For additional information on Kontron, please visit www.kontron.com.
Manager, Marketing Communications
Product and Technical Contact
Christine Van De Graaf
Product Marketing Manager, Embedded Modules