The New Standard in CompactPCI

6U CompactPCI racks already conforming to PICMG2.16

Eching, Germany, November 22, 2001 - In September of this year the PICMG 2.16 specification was concluded, the main feature of which is that with the 6U CompactPCI racks two Ethernet channels with redundant switches are connected via the backplane. As one of the first suppliers, with the XL-PSB rack Kontron is now launching on the market such a product conforming to PICMG 2.16.

An important advantage of the new rack is that with the substitution of the Ethernet cabling, the hot-swap capability is improved and consequently, also the availability of CompactPCI systems. The systems in the Xtreamlink series possess as standard redundant hot-swap power supplies and a 2U fan drawer. Equipped with the DMXP64GX, Kontrons first PICMG 2.16-conformable 6U dual Pentium. III CPU low power, the XL-PSB rack becomes a top-class high availability system. Apart from the pin assignment according to PICMG 2.16, the rack also conforms to the specifications PICMG 2.9 R1.0, PICMG 2.5 R1.0 and PICMG 2.1 R2.0.

The XL-PSB 6U CompactPCI systems are available immediately.

Media Contact:
Susanne Peczler
Marcom Manager
Kontron EMEA
Tel. 08341 / 803 341
Fax 08341 / 803 40 341

Rudolph Popma
Product Manager
Tel. 08341 / 803 0
Fax 08341 / 803 499

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