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ULP Computer-on-Module fosters enhanced SFF system development.

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February 25, 2013 - Helping embedded OEMs develop ULP SFF (ultra-low power small form factor) solutions, ULP-COM-sA3874i provides scalable building block suited for space-constrained, fanless, and harsh environment applications. COM leverages single-core ARM Cortex A8 technology performance based on TI AM3874 Sitara ARM processors; offers diverse interface, storage, and networking capabilities; and supports 3D graphics acceleration and HD video processing as well as dual independent displays.

Kontron

14118 Stowe Dr., Poway, CA, 92064, USA

Original Press Release

Kontron Helps Reduce Costs of Ultra-Low Power SFF Systems with Latest Texas Instruments-Based ULP-COM Computer-on-Modules

Press release date: November 27, 2012

Offering extremely low TDP, Kontron’s expanded ULP-COM portfolio gives developers an ideal building block solution for space-constrained, harsh environment applications

Eching/Nuremberg, Germany – Kontron today introduced its latest ULP-COM standards-based Computer-on-Modules to help embedded OEMs drive down system costs for ultra-low power SFF (small form factor) solutions. Kontron’s expanded ULP-COM portfolio is designed as a highly scalable building block for the swift and cost-effective development of energy-efficient mobile devices. Featuring an extremely low TDP (Thermal Design Power), the Kontron ULP-COM-sA3874i is well-suited for space-constrained, fanless and harsh environment applications. Offering single core ARM Cortex A8 technology performance based on Texas Instrument’s AM3874 Sitara ARM processors, Kontron’s latest ULP-COM module delivers the computing power required by the diverse range of smart devices being designed today in an exceptionally small 82 mm x 50 mm footprint.

The Kontron ULP-COM-sA3874i module supports an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and expands the scalable Computer-on-Module building block model to a broader range of SFF systems that must operate in harsh environmental conditions such as those in the military, industrial automation/HMI, digital signage and medical markets. Support for Android, Linux, WEC7, and additionally a variety of real-time operating systems on project request, enables embedded OEMs to leverage an active ecosystem of development partners.

“Texas Instrument’s AM3874 processor is an excellent ARM-based platform for Kontron’s ULP-COM ultra-low power module. It delivers outstanding value with single core performance that doesn’t compromise on graphics performance, which makes it well-suited for a broad variety of industrial, small form factor applications,” said Peter Peisker, European Director Embedded Processing Marketing & Applications at Texas Instruments.

The feature set in brief
The new Kontron ULP-COM-sA3874i Computer-on-Module family is available with the Texas Instruments Sitara single core Cortex-A8 technology-based microprocessors (MPUs) for the extended temperature range that offer performance up to 800 MHz. Kontron’s ULP-COM modules support 3D graphics acceleration and HD video processing. Dual independent displays are possible via parallel 18/24 bit LCD or 18/24 bit single-channel LVDS and HDMI. Additionally, the module supports a parallel camera interface input. The modules provide a x1 Gen 2 PCI Express lane and interface flexibility with 4-bit SDIO and SDMMC storage, SPI x2, I2S x4, I2C x4 for general purpose and CAN Bus x 2. Networking is supported by a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port.

The Kontron ARM Cortex A8 ULP-COM-sA3874i module family is available for sampling now with serial production in Q1 2013.

For more information, please visit the Kontron ULP-COM-sA3874i product page

About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 40% 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

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Richard Pugnier
Kontron
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richard.pugnier@us.kontron.com

Annette Keller
Keller Communications
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annettekeller@sbcglobal.net

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