Kontron announces 4th generation Intel ® Core™ processor support for a broad range of systems, boards and modules

Kontron announces 4th generation Intel ® Core™ processor support  for a broad range of systems, boards and modules

Kontron’s four new embedded platform designs improve processing and graphics performance as well as energy efficiency of intelligent systems

Eching, Germany, June 4, 2013 – Parallel to the launch of the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors, Kontron announces its support of this new microarchitecture on a broad range of long-term available systems, boards and modules. Four intelligent platforms with improved processing and graphics performance as well as energy efficiency are available for evaluation with immediate effect. Customers benefit from significant time-to-market advantages, as they can directly start their application developments on their preferred new target platform.

The first Kontron intelligent platforms to feature the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors will be COM Express®, Mini-ITX, 6U CompactPCI®, and the Kontron SYMKLOUD Media cloud platforms. Based on the new Intel microarchitecture, formerly codenamed ’Haswell’, they integrate new features such as the Intel® AVX2 instructions, which dramatically accelerate floating-point-intensive computations and the improved Intel® AES-NI, which accelerates data encryption and decryption. Graphics-intensive applications will profit from the graphics performance which has been doubled in comparison to solutions based on the previous generation processors, while the thermal footprint has remained nearly the same.

"With our early launch parallel to the introduction of the new processor technology on a rich selection of standard embedded computing platforms, we are enabling our OEM customers to kick-start the development of their latest state-of-the-art intelligent systems. Both OEMs and users will benefit from improved graphics capabilities and impressive computing power that come along with a more eco-friendly power consumption in operating as well as in sleep mode," said Norbert Hauser, Executive Vice President, Marketing at Kontron.

"This very efficient sleep mode will not only reduce energy consumption but will also change the way mobile systems or stationary devices are used," says Sam Cravatta, Product Line Manager, Intel® Intelligent Systems Group. . "New application areas will emerge as well as improvements in existing designs in market segments such as industrial, retail, communications, medical, and infotainment."

A short overview of the feature set
Kontron’s new platforms with 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor technology provide a performance increase for floating-point intensive and parallel computing with the support of the new Intel® AVX2 and OpenCL 1.2. Target applications include digital signal and image processing applications in the medical, industrial automation and MAG (Military, Aerospace and Government) markets, as well as cloud-based video transcoding for content delivery networks. OEMs looking for a compelling visual experience of intelligent systems displaying videos, graphics and interactive content will enjoy the advantages of increased 3D and media performance as well as the support of DirectX® 11.1 and OpenGL 4.x. Another new feature is the support for 4K displays, connected via DVI or HDMI.

Furthermore, Kontron supplements its portfolio of systems, boards and modules with an extensive range of custom design services at the system and board level which enables the tailoring of solutions to the individual application requirements. This also includes a wide array of software services such as operating system and hypervisor implementations as well as migration support including validation and verification. With its comprehensive support, including software building blocks, customers benefit from application-ready platforms which let them fully concentrate on their core competences.

For more information, please visit http://www.kontron.com/nextgen

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About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 44% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, helps create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/

Media Contacts

EMEA
Norbert Hauser
Kontron
Tel: +49 (8341) 803-0
norbert.hauser@kontron.com

Michael Hennen
SAMS Network
Tel: +49 (2405) 45267-20
michael.hennen@samsnetwork.com

Americas
Richard Pugnier
Kontron
Tel:+1 (858) 623-3006
richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

Annette Keller
Keller Communications
Tel:+1 (949) 640-4811
annettekeller@sbcglobal.net

APAC
Richard Pugnier
Kontron
Tel:+1 (858) 623-3006
richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

Michael Hennen
SAMS Network
Tel: +49 (2405) 45267-20
michael.hennen@samsnetwork.com

All rights reserved. Kontron is a trademark or registered trademark of Kontron AG. Intel® and Intel® Core™ are trademarks of Intel® Corporation in the US and other countries. PICMG®, COM Express® and CompactPCI® are trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks or copyrights by their respective owners and are recognized. All data is for information purposes only and not guaranteed for legal purposes. Subject to change without notice. Information in this press release has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate; however, no responsibility is assumed for inaccuracies.

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