Kontron microETXexpress® Starterkit VxWorks Selected for Editor’s Choice Award by PC/104 and Small Form Factors Magazine

Kontron microETXexpress® Starterkit VxWorks Selected for Editor’s Choice Award by PC/104 and Small Form Factors Magazine

New resource tool helps developers jump-start designs and reduce time-to-market

Poway, California – December 07, 2010 – Kontron today announced that its microETXexpress® Starterkit VxWorks has been selected as an Editor’s Choice Product by PC/104 and Small Form Factors Magazine. Editors singled out the new Kontron resource tool for helping to speed development and reduce time-to-market on Computer-on-Module (COM) designs. Based on the success and wide adoption of its nanoETXexpress® Starterkits, Kontron introduced the microETXexpress® Starterkit in September 2010. Validated for use with Wind River VxWorks and Wind River Workbench, the Kontron microETXexpress® Starterkit VxWorks is pre-configured and assembled with a Kontron microETXexpress® compact form factor module, 1GB system memory, and a heatsink cooling solution. The editors from PC/104 and Small Form Factors Magazine regularly evaluate innovative new products to select the Editor’s Choice award recipients.

"While COMs can be used in a wide variety of applications, that flexibility doesn’t do much good without software to develop those applications," said Chris A. Ciufo, OpenSystems Media, Group Editorial Director, Military and Aerospace Group. "Aiding in the development of new applications, the Kontron microETXexpress® Starterkit VxWorks gets the ball rolling on COM designs enabling companies to shorten time to market."

"Wind River and Kontron are enabling embedded developers to begin application development in less than one hour (versus what traditionally can take days or weeks) by leveraging an out-of-the-box hardware and software solution," said Dinyar Dastoor, senior director of field engineering at Wind River. We are confident our joint customers will greatly benefit by not only mitigating risks associated with software integration but by accelerating time to productivity."

The Kontron microETXexpress® Starterkit VxWorks
The Kontron microETXexpress® Starterkit VxWorks includes all the necessary components pre-configured and ready to use right out-of-the-box. Users can select a Kontron COM Express™ compact microETXexpress® Computer-on-Module with either a 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ processor Z530 or 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ processor N270. The starter kit comes with 1GB of DDR SO-DIMM system memory, a heatsink for low-profile cooling solutions, the Kontron ETXexpress® miniBaseboard, a 12V pico power supply, plus all necessary cables and accessories. Also included is an 8GB Wind River LiveUSB environment stick with Fedora Linux complete with Wind River Workbench (30-day evaluation), Wind River Tilcon Graphics Suite as well as VxWorks. Additionally, a 2GB USB stick with a preinstalled bootable VxWorks demo image with Wind River Tilcon Graphics demo applications is also in the kit. Furthermore, each kit is customized with a startup guide and a set of comprehensive, step-by-step tutorials with applicable use cases and workflows. Development can begin within minutes of opening the package making the process easy for all levels of users. The option to purchase VxWorks licenses bundled with Kontron Computer-on-Modules is also available.

For more information on the Kontron COM Express™ compact microETXexpress® StarterKit VxWorks please visit:
http://www.kontron.com/products/computeronmodules/com+express/microetxexpress/starterkits+and+evaluation+boards/microetxexpress

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