Kontron ETXexpress Product Family Largest in Embedded Market
San Jose, April 4, 2007 Kontron announced today that it is showcasing the Kontron ETXexpress-CD a COM Express solution at the Embedded Systems Conference in Northern Californias Silicon Valley this week. The launch of the new variation of the Kontron ETXexpress-CD module represents the latest addition to the companys extensive line of 100 percent COM Express-compliant products with more on the way before the end of the second quarter of this year.
Built around the energy-efficient Intel processor and paired with the feature-rich Mobile Intel® 945 GM Express chipset / ICH7M Southbridge combination, the Kontron ETXexpress-CD is an improved fit for the multitude of small embedded applications that are temperature and power sensitive.
Key features of the Kontron ETXexpress-CD module include:
Intel Core 2 Duo (up to 2.2GHz) and Core Duo Processors with the Intel 945 GM Express chipset
Integrated GMA950 Graphics w/ Dual Channel LVDS Support, plus PCI Express Graphics 1 x16lanes
Up to 2GB Dual Channel System Memory
Up to 5x PCI Express Lanes, 8x USB 2.0 and 2x Serial ATA
10/100/1000 Ethernet for high-speed communications
Complete with TPM and Phoenix BIOS Trusted Core ensuring the highest level of system security
Sample units of the Kontron ETXexpress-CD featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo processor are anticipated to be available in the coming months with pricing targeted to start at $1200 in small quantities.
Kontron Committed to ETXexpress a COM Express solution
Kontron also announced that additional ETXexpress modules built around the Intel Core 2 Duo processor are under development and will be launched in the near future. A refresh of the ETXexpress-WPM COM Express Basic form factor module using pin-out type 3 as well as an ETXexpress module in the COM Express Extended form factor are planned. Kontron will launch a new ETXexpress in the COM Express Basic form factor that utilizes the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and advanced chipset technology this summer. Information about these coming Kontron ETXexpress product developments and the whole Kontron ETXexpress a COM Express solution family of products is available at the Kontron booth (#2018) during the Embedded Systems Conference, Silicon Valley.
Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and mobile rugged solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontrons diverse product portfolio includes: Computer-on-Modules, SBCs/blades, open-modular platforms and systems, HMIs, mobile rugged workstations, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Communications Alliance and was awarded 2006 Intel Member of the Year. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com.
For further information:
Manager, Marketing Communications
Product and Technical Contact
Christine Van De Graaf
Product Marketing Manager, Embedded Modules Division