Kontron microETXexpress®-PV-XT: COM Express® compact module with dual-core Atom™ for the industrial temperature range

Kontron microETXexpress®-PV-XT: COM Express® compact module with dual-core Atom™ for the industrial temperature range

Trimmed for efficiency with a compact footprint and low power consumption for harsh environments

Poway, California, November 29, 2011 – Kontron announced the expansion of its COM Express® compact form factor portfolio of Computer-on-Modules that follow the pin-out type 2 definition to now include the new Kontron microETXexpress®-PV-XT that boasts a rugged design rated for the extended temperature range of -40 to +85 °C. With the further enhancement of up to 4 GByte DDR3 system memory and high-performance dual-core Intel® Atom™ processor D525@ 1.80GHz, the Kontron microETXexpress®-PV-XT is a best-fit drop-in replacement for designs previously based on Intel® Pentium® M processors. OEMs benefit from a seamless migration path to energy efficient upgrades and extended usage models, increasing the long-term availability and investment security of their applications.

With its high performance per watt ratio and powerful dual-core processor, the Kontron COM Express® compact Computer-on-Module microETXexpress®-PV-XT enables OEMs to implement multicore processing features such as asymmetric multiprocessing for dedicated 2-in-1 systems for hardware consolidation into cost-effective low power devices. Furthermore, its industrial temperature rating and low overall power consumption of only 17 Watts simplifies fanless designs, reducing R&D efforts for rugged and highly available applications in areas such as outdoor digital signage, medical appliances, POS/POI terminals as well as tools used in industrial automation, transportation and military applications.

The feature set in detail
The new Kontron COM Express® compact Computer-on-Module microETXexpress®-PV-XT utilizes the pin-out type 2 definition making the most of the features supported in the second generation 1.8 GHz Intel® Atom™ dual-core processor D525 with integrated memory controller and graphics core as well as the Intel® 82801HM I/O controller. It now supports up to 4 GB DDR3 system memory bringing twice the RAM resources for memory intensive applications based on Intel® Atom™ processors. Furthermore, it provides LVDS and VGA simultaneous graphics support for maximum resolutions of 2048x1536 via VGA for WXGA (1366 x 768) via18-bit single channel LVDS. With five flexibly configurable PCI Express lanes, as well as PCI, I2C, SPI and LPC bus, the modules are a key COTS solution for interface-intensive ultra low power designs. Furthermore, via the COM Express® Type 2 connector, the new modules include 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 8x USB 2.0, 3x SATA II as well as optional 1x PATA. A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and High-Definition Audio (HDA) are also provided. The wide range of supply voltages (8.5 V DC – 18 V DC) and MARS Smart Battery further enhances the capabilities of the mobile devices that are designed into.

The Kontron COM Express® compact Computer-on-Module microETXexpress®-PV-XT supports Windows® XP, XPe, and Windows® 7, as well as Linux and VxWorks. Early field test samples will be available in NA and APAC tnow with mass production beginning in Q1 2012.

For more information on the Kontron COM Express® compact Computer-on-Module microETXexpress®-PV-XT please visit http://us.kontron.com/products/computeronmodules/com+express/com+express+compact/microetxexpresspvxt.html

For more information on Kontron COM Express® compact modules, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/microETXexpress

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