Kontron Introduces CP605 6U CompactPCI CPU Geared for Flexibility, Connectivity

San Diego, CA, October 2002 - Kontron, one of the leading global embedded computer technology companies, has announced the release of the , a 6U CompactPCI Single Slot CPU based on the powerful Intel? Pentium? 4 processor. The new CP605 provides multiple configurations options, facilitating its use in high-end, harsh environment, and/or cost sensitive applications; while its 4HP design makes it ideal for space-minimized applications.

The 6U CP605 features the Intel Pentium 4 processor in a 478-pin package FC-PGA, and is available in either a high-performance version, operating at 2 to 3 GHz; or a low power dissipation version, using the Mobile Pentium? 4-M processor operating at 1.2 to 2 GHz. An on-die 512 KB full speed L2 cache facilitates maximum processor performance.

The new board can accommodate up to 1 GB soldered DDR SDRAM, and up to 2 GB total memory with the addition of DDR SODIMM module. Memory and graphics performance is optimized by the Intel 845G chipset, in addition to a 400 or 533 MHz processor side bus.

The CP605 is designed to provide an extensive range of connectivity options, and to protect users investment into the future. In addition to 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 1 Fast Ethernet port, the new board provides 5 USB 2.0 ports (each with 40 times the bandwidth of the commonly-used USB 1.1 interface). The CP605 also supports the PICMG 2.16 Packet Switching Backplane specification, and provides a 32-bit, 33 MHz PMC interface.

The new CP605 can be operated as either a system master or in passive mode (in a peripheral slot in a CompactPCI system). Software support is provided for Windows? 2000/XP Pro, Linux?, VxWorks?, and QNX?. Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is available as an option.

The CP605 is available immediately.

For more information about the CP605 contact
within EMEA:
Irene Hahner, Kontron Modular Computers, Sudetenstrasse 7, 87600 Kaufbeuren, Germany.
Tel: +49 (0)8341 803 0; Fax: +49 (0)8341 803 499;
Email: irene.hahner@kontron.com;
within Canada, North America:
Jan-Philippe De Broeck, Kontron Canada Inc., 616 Cure-Boivin, Boisbriant, QC Canada 2A7.
Tel: (450) 437-4661; Fax: (450) 437-8053;
Email: jan-philippe.debroeck@ca.kontron.com;

About Kontron
Kontron is a leading global embedded computer technology company. Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, and test and measurement markets. The company helps its customers to considerably reduce their time-to-market and to gain a competitive advantage with products including high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single-board computers, man-machine interfaces and mobile computers. Kontron is a member of the Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider Program (ACPP Program). Kontron employs over 1100 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under the symbol "KBC".

For additional information on Kontron, please visit: .

Kontron Media Contacts:
Media Relations

Jennifer Hanson
Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 858.677.0877

Technical & Pricing

Paul Lautner
Director, Product Marketing
Phone: 858-677-0877

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