Kontron Announces Three Long-Life Motherboards to Support Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processors

New Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processors Supported by Kontron 986LCD-M Family

San Jose, Calif., April 4, 2007 – Today during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, Kontron launched a family of embedded motherboards that supports the new Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7400. This new 2 x 2.16 GHz processor delivers 64-bit technology and 4MB shared L2 cache that can be dynamically assigned to each of the cores. The new product family consists of three basic products in different form factors: ATX, Flex-ATX and Mini-ITX. The Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX is the smallest and most dense board with a compact size of only 17cm x 17 cm and one extension slot. The Kontron 986LCD-M/FLEX and the Kontron 986LCD-M/ATX offer the same feature set, but have three and six I/O slots respectively. All three boards are based on the Intel® 945GM Express + ICH7R Embedded Chipset. The Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor and on-board Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 provide extreme performance for embedded applications with low power consumption. Each board is designed for processor and graphics intensive applications such as: gaming, medical technology, multi media, point of information, point of sale, data communications and high-end thin clients.

The Kontron 986LCD-M family has superior graphics performance with Intel’s next generation on-board graphics controller - the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The board is also equipped with various video outputs, such as on-board LVDS, 16x PCI-Express slot and dual digital LCD drives, supported via the SDVO interface by ADD2 cards.

The various interfaces offered by the Kontron 986LCD-M family meet and exceed the latest standard offerings for embedded motherboards:
• 1x/ 2x / 6x PCI slot (Mini-ITX, LEX and ATX)
• 1x ATA100,
• 4x SATA, 8x USB2.0
• 4x RS232C
• 2x IEEE1394(400a)
• 3x GbE LAN, LPT
• 1x mini PCI-Express connector sockets (optional)
• compact flash socket (mini ITX only)
• 7.1ch HDA sound
• GPIOs.

Like Kontron’s other embedded motherboards, the Kontron 986LCD-M family has more than five years of product availability and offers various hardware monitoring functions through Kontron’s API interface software.


About Kontron
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. Kontron’s 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.

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Editor Contact
Richard Pugnier
Manager, Marketing Communications

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Christine Van De Graaf
Product Marketing Manager, Embedded Modules Division

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