Kontron introduces ePCI-X half-size single board computer - extending PCI-X capabilities to embedded and applied computing applications

The ePCI-100 is Kontron´s first initiative in a line of single board computers

Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, CA, February 25, 2002 - Kontron, a leading global embedded computer technology company, today announced the release of the ePCI-100 PCI single board computer.

The ePCI-100 is a half-size, Intel® 810E chipset based single board computer featuring an Intel Pentium® III processor at 866MHz. The board is the first in a series that meets the PICMG 1.2 Embedded PCI-X Specification - a new standard spearheaded by Kontron to extend PCI/PCI-X capabilities to the embedded and applied computing environments.

"The combination of Intel processors and chipsets and Kontron´s expertise in PICMG 1.2 product designs has resulted in a solution that extends the benefits of PCI and PCI-X technology into a variety of applied computing market segments such as industrial control, data communications, computer telephony and point of sales applications," stated Joe Jensen, general manager of the Embedded Intel Architecture Division.

"Embedded PCI-X specification is a natural evolution from the original PCI-ISA Passive Backplane Specification, which Kontron also initiated", stated Benoit Robert, Executive Director, Product Marketing at Kontron. "The ePCI-100 provides a state-of-the-art PCI half-size single board computer in addition to Kontron´s current VIPer product line. It is a significant improvement over the VIPer family as it supports PCI bus expansion. This board nicely addresses the embedded board market as a high performance engine with PCI Mezzanine expansion support."

The ePCI-100 single board computer has a PCI bus with 32-bit support. It also supports up to 512MB of SODIMM memory, high performance PCI Ultra DMA/66 IDE and CompactFlash?. It comes with integrated 2D/3D 64-bit CRT video controller with DVI output.

The board includes two Intel 82559 ER 10/100Base-TX ports, a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port, serial/parallel ports and a floppy interface. A PC/104-plus expansion header provides access to PCI bus for stand-alone operation.

The ePCI-100 can be designed into a number of applications requiring high density and high processing power in a cost-effective, single board computer form factor.

Evaluation units are shipping now. Volume production will be available in Q2, 2002.

About Kontron
Kontron is a leading global embedded computer technology company. Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, test and measurement, and encryption security markets. The company helps its customers to considerably reduce their time-to-market and to gain a competitive advantage with products including high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single-board computers, man-machine interfaces and mobile computers. Kontron employs over 1100 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Kontron is a member of the Intel? Applied Computing Platform Provider Program (ACPP Program). The company is listed on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under the symbol "KBC".

For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com

Media Relations
Dan Pirro
Corporate Director, Marketing Communications
Phone: 514.738.4781
dan.pirro@ca.kontron.com

Jennifer Rodriguez
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
Phone: 858.677.0877
jennifer.rodriguez@us.kontron.com

Technical & Pricing
Benoit Robert
Executive Director
Product Marketing
Phone: 450.437.5682
benoit.robert@ca.kontron.com


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