Teknor Sets Industry First with Extremely Dense CompactPCI SBC Solutions

Teknor introduces a new series of CompactPCI single board computers

Intel Developer Forum Conference (IDF Spring 2001), San Jose, CA., February 26, 2001 - Teknor Applicom Inc., a Kontron company, today launched a new family of highly dense system and peripheral CompactPCI single board computers designed to deliver an unprecedented level of performance for customers that supply open systems solutions in the Internet and telecommunications infrastructure market.

The first two SBCs to inaugurate the series are the cPCI-MXS64GX system processor and the cPCI-MXP64GX peripheral processor. Both are the first in the industry to offer increased memory capacity - up to 1.5 GB SDRAM - and remain in a (4HP) single slot footprint. The result is a powerful, dense solution for scalable multi-processing using IPTalkyTM technology (IP on CompactPCI bus) for Windows NT, VxWorks, pSOS and Linux-based applications.

"This next-generation of SBCs highlights Teknor´s commitment to offer undeniably compelling solutions in the world of open systems designs sold in the datacom and telecom markets," explained Philippe Muraglia, Product Marketing Director, CompactPCI at Teknor. "Density is the name of the game for today´s board level solutions, and Teknor is at the vanguard of ensuring customers stay ahead of the bandwidth curve for greater performance in ever increasingly smaller work environments."

Hot-swappable 64-bit system processing
Teknor´s cPCI-MXS64GX system processor integrates a full spectrum of high availability features and increased performance with double the memory of its predecessor. Targeted at manufacturers of CTI servers, VoIP equipment and broadband data or intelligent network switches, the cPCI-MXS64GX is capable of handling even higher bandwidth applications by offering, in a single slot form factor, up to 1.5 GB of SDRAM by using the Intel 440GX AGPset. It features an Intel Pentium III - Low Power processor with up to a 700 MHz clock speed, a Front Side Bus of 100 MHz, a 64-bit PCI bus, and SCSI-2 LVDS.

To meet the demands of near real-time and real-time, mission critical datacom and telecom applications, Teknor´s cPCI-MXS64GX is loaded with other high availability features such as hot swap capability, dual Ethernet, IPMI controller, low power dissipation and passive cooling. Add standard Teknor mezzanine cards to expand its interface capabilities from seven to 14 CompactPCI I/O slots, or benefit from support for a standard 2.5" IDE mezzanine in a single (4HP) slot. The cPCI-MXS64GX may be also combined with Teknor´s cPCI-MXP, cPCI-MXP64, or cPCI-MXP64GX peripheral processors for scalable multi-processing using IPTalky technology.

Superior clustered multiprocessing performance in 4HP form factor
The cPCI-MXP64GX is Teknor´s next generation peripheral processor that offers an enhanced feature-set - including now up to 1.5 GB of SDRAM - designed into a single slot 4HP form factor. Hot swappable and exceptionally reliable, the cPCI-MXP64GX is ideal for solution providers who deliver mission critical applications in both the data communications and telecommunications markets.

The cPCI-MXP64GX is built with an ultra high performance Intel Pentium III processor - Low Power, with a 100 MHz Front Side Bus and a clock speed of up to 700 MHz. Other performance enhancements include the integration of a 64-bit CPCI bus, and a unique standalone circuitry that enables the SBC to operate independently of the system processor. The end result is a solution with superb performance, increased MTBF (Mean-Time-Between-Failure), and a very high density feature-set. It also provides dual Ethernet support for routing LAN traffic or for VoIP applications that require complete redundancy.

Additional on-board features include Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) implemented using a non-board micro-controller, one multiple mode parallel port (SPP, EPP, ECP), two serial ports, and a 64-bit AGP CRT SVGA controller with 2 MB video me

mory. Another key feature is the cPCI-MXP64GX is capable of supporting a standard 2.5" IDE drive mezzanine in a single (4HP) slot, ideal for additional storage applications.

Pricing and Availability
Both the cPCI-MXS64GX system processor and the cPCI-MXP64GX peripheral processor are available immediately. Please call for pricing. (OEM prices are available).

About Teknor
Teknor Applicom, a Kontron company, is a global OEM that designs and manufactures innovative building blocks dedicated to its communications class of open platforms capable of supporting numerous network applications in today´s Internet and telecommunications infrastructure. Teknor´s innovative services and high performance PCI and CompactPCI platforms provide customers with the competitive advantage to market complete, value-added solutions directly to carrier, enterprise and service provider vendors.

As a charter member of Intel´s Applied Computing Platform Provider (ACPP) program, Teknor´s customers possess timely technological advantages over their competitors. Teknor is also the North American communications competence center for Kontron Embedded Computers AG, and is the only embedded computer vendor to offer engineering and manufacturing resources in both North America and Europe.

Additional information about Teknor is available at www.teknor.com or by calling (450) 430-5682.

Media Relations:
Peter Matz
E-mail: matzp@teknor.com
Tel: 450/437-5682
Fax: 450/437-8053

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