Kontron MICROSPACE® MSM-LP: dual-core PCI/104-Express™ single board computer for demanding environmental conditions

Kontron MICROSPACE® MSM-LP: dual-core PCI/104-Express™ single board computer for demanding environmental conditions

Outstanding range of interfaces and energy efficiency make it an ideal substitute for Intel® Pentium® M designs

Eching, Germany/San Jose, California, May 02, 2011 – With the new Kontron PCI/104-Express™ single board computer (SBC) MICROSPACE® MSM-LP, Kontron expands its PC/104™ portfolio with an energy-efficient platform for demanding environmental conditions. Based on the energy-efficient single and dual core Intel® Atom™ processors, the new Kontron PCI/104-Express™ SBC MICROSPACE® MSM-LP offers an outstanding range of interfaces and high-performance expansion options for applications. OEMs benefit from simplified integration in I/O-intensive applications. Additionally, its performance makes it an ideal substitute for previous Intel® Pentium® M designs.

The new Kontron PCI/104-Express™ SBC MICROSPACE® MSM-LP is available with the single-core Intel® Atom™ processor D425 or the dual-core Intel® Atom™ D525 processor. A version for the extended temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C is also available. It is the ideal solution both for the upgrade of existing applications with the discontinued Intel® 855 chip sets as well as new applications in the automation and transportation markets and other markets that rely on extremely energy-efficient designs. OEMs who want to upgrade existing applications also benefit from Kontron’s extensive software services. As needed, they can outsource the porting, validation and migration of software to symmetric or asymmetric multiprocessing and dual-core architectures. This allows designers to focus valuable development resources on their core competencies.

The feature set in detail
All versions of the new Kontron PCI/104-Express™ SBC MICROSPACE® MSM-LP offer hyper-threading for multiprocessing applications. With up to 4 GB DDR3 single channel system memory, the Kontron MICROSPACE MSM-LP offers enough resources to speed up even memory-intensive applications. Two Gigabit Ethernet connections, executed via the highly compatible Intel® 82547L and 82567 controllers, allow reliable vertical networking, even in complex factory or transportation networks, without additional expansion cards. Four USB 2.0 and four serial interfaces (RS232/422/485) allow the direct connection of numerous application-specific peripheral devices. With one IDE and two SATA ports, the Kontron MICROSPACE® MSM-LP enables the connection of up to three storage media devices. For especially space-saving and rugged applications, there is also an on-board SSD with up to 16 GB capacity. The new Kontron MSM-LP SBC allows for the integration of two displays independently via VGA (2048 x 1536 @ 60 Hz) and LVDS. HD audio (HDA) rounds out the feature set.

The Kontron PCI/104-Express™ SBC MICROSPACE® MSM-LP offers software support for Windows, Linux, VxWorks and others on request. Sample boards will be available in May 2011 and general availability serial production will begin in Q3 of 2011.

Further information on the Kontron PCI/104-Express SBC MICROSPACE® MSM-LP is available at:
http://www.kontron.com/products/boards+and+mezzanines/pc104+sbc+and+peripherals/microspace+pc104+cpus/msmlp.html

For further information on Kontron’s PC/104 products, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/pc104

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