Credit card sized Kontron COMe-mCT10 with next-generation Intel® Atom™ dual-core processor boasts double the graphics power, 28% higher processor performance and dramatically reduced TDP
Eching/Nuremberg, Germany, 28. February 2012 – Today Kontron announced the world’s first COM Express® mini Computer-on-Module with Dual-Core processing power. The Kontron
COMe-mCT10, the latest addition to the family of formerly named nanoETXexpress modules, is based on next-generation Intel® Atom™ processors N2600, N2800 and D2550. Optimized for low-power small form factor designs, the PICMG® COM Express® Type 10 pin-out Computer-on-Module provides up to twice the graphics power, up to 28% higher processor performance and processor thermal design power (TDP) which is cut in half as compared to second generation Intel® Atom™ processors.
The credit card sized COM Express® mini form factor is ideal for developers of small devices who want to take full advantage of the high level of standardization and scalability of the COM Express® standard. Applications based on the new Kontron COM Express® mini Computer-on-Module
COMe-mCT10 with Intel® Dual core processor performance are well-suited for handheld mobile embedded systems, as well as small portable, in-vehicle or stationary devices such as POS/POI, infotainment, digital signage, gaming and medical.
In medical environments, the improved all-day battery life and enhanced graphics enable healthcare professionals to benefit from enhanced e-healthcare and mobile clinical assistant applications. The low heat dissipation enables fanless and totally enclosed infotainment terminals to deliver entertainment, hospital information and communication services to a patient’s bedside in a whisper quiet and hygienic system design with high MTBF values.
The always-on, always-connected capabilities of the latest Intel® Atom™ generation mean the Kontron COMe-mCT10 also is ideal for retail point-of-sale systems that boot up instantly to serve customers at a moment’s notice. Full 1080p high-definition video support at low CPU utilization combined with the platform’s enhanced power management features make it ideal for deployment in sophisticated yet energy-efficient digital signage systems.
The platform’s enhanced power management features include Intel® Deeper Sleep and Intel® SpeedStep Technology and enable thinner and lighter low power designs such as robust mini handheld terminals that benefit from 20 percent improved battery life compared to the previous generation. Intel® Smart Connect Technology enables sophisticated usage scenarios where an instant Internet connection is available as soon as a device is (re)activated and also allows for constant updates even while in standby. Furthermore, Intel® Rapid Start Technology enables fast resume from standby mode and helps to conserve battery life.
Feature set in brief
The new Kontron COMe-mCT10 Computer-on-Modules are equipped with 2x 1.6 GHz or 2x 1.86 GHz Intel® Atom™ processors (N2600, N2800 and D2550) as well as the Intel® NM10 Express chipset and up to 2 GB of fast on-board DDR3 800/1600 system memory. The integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600/3650 combined with the integrated memory controller provides enhanced performance and system responsiveness with twofold graphics performance compared to the previous generation platform. A dedicated media engine enables full 1080p high definition playback of videos and BluRay. The COM Express® Type 10 pin-out complete with two serial interfaces results in the Kontron COMe-mCT10 supporting two independent digital displays with either 1x LVDS 18/24-bit 1366x768@112MHz resolution (N2600/2800) or 18/24-bit 1440x900@112MHz with the D2550 and 1x DisplayPort. The module also offers two different options for data storage: either 2x SATA II 300MB/s interfaces or versions with soldered on SATA Flash Memory (up to 8GB SLC- or 32GB MLC-Flash) and 1x SATA II 300 MB/s. Further interfaces include 8x USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, plus 3x PCI-Express x1 lanes for custom extensions. For applications requiring further scalability of display interfaces and I/Os, Kontron plans to expand its COM Express® compact form factor portfolio to include offerings with this next generation of Intel® Atom™ processors later in 2012.
The Kontron Computer-on-Module COMe-mCT10 supports a wide range of operating systems including Wind River VxWorks 6.8, Linux, Windows XP, XPe, WEC 7 and WES 7 where Windows 8 support is planned. This emphasizes the versatility of this COM Express® mini Computer-on-Module making it suitable for a multitude of applications in diverse vertical markets.
The first samples of the Kontron COMe-mCT10 are available now
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