NEXT GENERATION DUAL-CORE PROCESSORS FIND PLACE ON ETX® 3.0 MODULES

NEXT GENERATION DUAL-CORE PROCESSORS FIND PLACE ON ETX® 3.0 MODULES

Kontron Expands ETX®-CD Line with Modules Built Around the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor

San Diego and Nuremberg, Germany, February 13, 2007 – Kontron led the charge to revise standards for Computer-On-Modules and introduces at the Embedded World 2007 the processing power of the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor accessible on a 100 percent pin-to-pin compatible ETX 3.0 module. Built around the Intel Core 2 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 new Kontron ETX-CD module integrates the low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor L7400 (2x 1.5 GHz, 4MB L2 cache, TDP 17W) and the mobile Intel® 945GM Express chipset. Key features of this new ETX 3.0 low power consumption module include:

• Support for up to 2GB DDR2 S0DIMM
• 2x SerialATA for high-speed drives
• 4x USB 2.0 for the integration of fast peripherals
• Graphics (integrated 950GMA), audio and more.

Kontron anticipates having sample Kontron ETX-CD modules with the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor available for evaluation in Q2 2007. Board support packages (BSPs) for current operating systems such as Windows XP Embedded and Linux will be available for download on Kontron’s website in the near future.

Kontron is developing 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.

Baseboard designs included as needed
OEMs that not only use modules or boards from Kontron, but want to outsource the entire hardware design including carrier board design, can access Kontron’s Boards & MORE Custom Solutions und Services. Here, experienced developers implement the latest interface technology on carrier boards for COMs and develop customized single-board computers. Numerous layouts have already been successfully realized in the last few years and mass-produced. Many customers use Kontron’s Boards & MORE service in order to be able to use their resources even more effectively for their know-how. Close contact with the customer’s developer team and professional project management during the entire product life bring the user further relief.

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About Kontron
Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and mobile rugged solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron’s diverse product portfolio includes: Computer-on-Modules, SBCs/blades, open-modular platforms and systems, HMIs, mobile rugged workstations, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Communications Alliance and was awarded 2006 Intel Member of the Year. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com.

Editor Contact
Richard Pugnier
Manager, Marketing Communications
Kontron
858.623.3006
richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

Product and Technical Contact
Christine Van De Graaf
Product Marketing Manager, Embedded Modules
Kontron
510.438.7250
christine.vandegraaf@us.kontron.com

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