ETX® Eval

ETX®-Eval, ATX sized evaluation board for ETX® modules.
  • ETX® Evaluation board
  • Offers standard PC environment
  • Reference Design and prototype plattform
  • Integrated Debug Port
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The ETX® Eval is an ATX motherboard, which fulfills all user requirements. Additionally to the typical interfaces like IDE, FDD, parallel and two serial ports, the board offers a RJ45 Ethernet and two additional USB ports. Common used receptacles make it easy to connect speakers or microphones directly. The motherboard is expandable via four PCI and three ISA slots and is equipped with both ATX and BabyAT power connectors. This allows the usage of nearly every available power supply. As a special feature, the board offers a standardized FFC connector for LVDS panels. A custom cable adaptation for LVDS displays is not neccessary, simple “plug and work“.

The absolute highlight is the scaleable processor performance. Due to four defined high count plugs it is possible to work with different processor modules. From AMD Geode™ up to Intel® Core™2 Duo and all future CPU technology can be inserted. The expensive replacement of the whole motherboard is obsolete and makes upgrading pretty easy.

This modularity recommends the ETX® Eval as the ideal carrier board to evaluate the ETX® concept. Even before the completion of the target system is done, the software and application development can be started in advance.


Ethernet 10/100 MBit from Module (RJ45) and onboard 10/100/1000 MBit Intel® LAN (RJ45)
Form Factor ATX form factor, four PCI slots, three ISA slots
Mouse PS/2 mouse connector
Keyboard PS/2 keyboard connector
Hard Disk 2 x IDE ports
1 x FDD port
Serial 2 x Serial ports (DSUB9 male)
Parallel Port 1 x Parallel port (DSUB25 female)
Panel signal 1 x DSUB 15 VGA connector
1 x Dual Channel LVDS connector JILI (depending on module)
Audio Stereo Line in / out 3,5 mm jack-plug
USB 4 x USB Ports, 2 on 4pin USB A connector and 2 on internal pin header
Power Supply 20 pol. ATX power connector and BabyAT power supply
Temperature Operation: 0° to 60°C
Storage: -25° to 85°C
* Ask about extended temperature ranges
Humidity 93% relative Humidity at 40°C, non-condensing
(according to IEC 60068-2-78)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 166 mm x 130 mm
PCI 4 x PCI slots
ISA 3 x ISA slots
Expansion 1 x PCI slot 32 Bit
Single PC-Card slot, 32 bit with ejector



ETX® Eval‚ Datasheet
Datsheet for ETX® Evaluation Board
[ datasheet_etx-eval.pdf, 0.92 mb, 2015/09/17 ]


ETX® eval board‚ short Reference
[ ada8k117.pdf, 0.32 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

White Papers

ETX Thermal Management
[ thermalmgt_v002rkf_6.pdf, 0.26 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

ETX® Design Guide, Rev. 2.4
Kontron Design Guide for ETX® Modules, Document Revision 2.4
[ etxdesignguide124.pdf, 0.87 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

ETX® Specification V3.02
Specification for ETX® Modules, V. 3.02
[ etxspecv3.02.pdf, 0.46 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Case Study: UL Certified COMs Deliver Quality
[ wp_ul_2007.pdf, 0.13 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Application Notes

Thermal Design Guidelines
To take full advantage of the high-performance capabilities of the ETX-PM modules
[ pm_thermal_guidelines_e1101.pdf, 0.25 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Examples of JUMPtec® Remote Control (JRC) usage
[ jrcusage_e116.pdf, 0.12 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

JILI on ETX® & X-board®
[ jili3_short_e211.pdf, 0.07 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Layout Recommendations: VIAs near ETX® – Connectors on ETX Baseboard
Layout Recommendations: VIAs near ETX® – Connectors on ETX Baseboard
[ jap0061.pdf, 0.05 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Getting Started: ETX® and JILI
[ jap0051.pdf, 0.06 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Expansion of PCI Request/Grant Pairs (Busmaster)
[ jap0049.pdf, 0.05 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Mechanical Specification ETX® Module and Backplane Layout
[ jap0043.pdf, 0.71 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Connecting an external Super I/O controller to ETX® or PC/104
[ jap0033.pdf, 0.19 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

I2C bus on Kontron Embedded Modules GmbH boards
[ jap0012.pdf, 0.29 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Interrupt Latency on ETX® boards
[ etx_int_latency.pdf, 0.04 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Darkboot Logo on Kontron Embedded Modules boards with Phoenix BIOS
[, 0.05 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

ETX® Heatspreader Guidelines
Recommended mounting guidelines Revision 111
[ heatspreaderguideline_e111.pdf, 0.13 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Application Stories

Application Story German
[ saw-tobaccoland_dt.pdf, 0.68 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Computer On Modules Magazine - 2007
With high scalability and Value-Add Service for your customized solution
[ computer_on_modules_brochure2007.pdf, 6.69 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Product Work Instructions

ETX® Heatspreader Mounting Instructions - Document
[ heatspreaderinstructions.pdf, 0.17 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

ETX® Heatspreader Mounting Instructions - Movie
[ c-move_high.avi, 0.92 mb, 2015/01/19 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 0.37 mb, 2015/11/19 ]


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