Redesigned from the component level, new module meets the extreme temperature requirements of military-aerospace, transportation and outdoor signage applications
Poway, CA, March 17, 2010 – Re-engineered for proven functionality in extended temperature applications, Kontron today announced the expansion of its industrial temperature Computer-on-Module “by-design” product line with the new Kontron ETXexpress®-PC-XT. The new Basic form factor COM Express™ Type 2 module, which is a sister product to the commercial-grade Kontron ETXexpress®-PC module that features the 45 nm Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and Intel® GS45 chipset, has been redesigned using only components that will be functional under industrial temperature E2 range requirements from -40 to +85 °C. The Kontron ETXexpress®-PC-XT meets growing customer demand for embedded computing solutions that provide high reliability in extreme environmental operating conditions that can range from very high to very low temperatures typically experienced in a military-aerospace, transportation and outdoor signage applications.
Enabling companies to reduce time-to-market with a COTS solution, this industrial-grade module minimizes the risk of a failed system in the field. For critical system applications that have exposure to extreme temperatures or temperature fluctuations, Kontron ensures through its manufacturing process that the ETXexpress®-PC-XT is fully industrial temperature rated to withstand temperatures from -40°C to +85°C. As a further resource to its customers, Kontron has also qualified a number of memory and cooling products for a complete extended temperature solution.
The Kontron ETXexpress®-PC-XT Computer-on-Modules provide an extensive range of I/O features such as 8x USB 2.0 for external peripherals, 5x PCI Express® x1, PCI Express x16 Graphics, integrated graphic support for GEN4 technology, 4x Serial ATA with RAID functionality as well as Gigabit Ethernet and Intel® High Definition Audio. It also supports up to 8 GB DDR3 system memory and provides a stacked DDR3 SO-DIMM socket on top side of module for greater design scalability.
The Kontron ETXexpress®-PC-XT Computer-on-Module is available now in North America. It supports Linux, VxWorks as well as the Windows® OS family, including Windows Vista®, XP, 2000, XPe, CE and the new Windows 7®.
Further information on the new Kontron ETXexpress®-PC COM Express™ Computer-on-Modules at: http://www.kontron.com/products/computeronmodules/com+express/etxexpress/etxexpresspcxt.html
Download PDF about the COM Express™ concept: http://www.kontron.com/com-concept
More information about Computer-on-Modules: http://www.kontron.com/COM