Butterfly Backplane (2U) features PICMG® 1.3 compliance.

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Developed for image processing, infotainment, and networking applications, xPB-6E5PO offers PCIe Gen 2 support that accommodates high-throughput (5.0 GT/s) with frame grabbers and well as graphics and network cards. Expansion ports include 1 x PEG (PCIe x16), 1 x PCIe x8, and 3 x PCIe x4 as well as PICMG® 1.3 slot for system host board. To further foster connectivity, 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x SATA, and 1 x LAN connections are standard.

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Kontron xPB-6E5PO: PICMG® 1.3-Compliant 2U Butterfly Backplane for PCI Express Gen 2 System Designs

Cost-efficient standard backplane for multiple high-end video cards and frame grabbers in the smallest of spaces

Eching, Germany - The new Kontron 2U Butterfly Backplane xPB-6E5PO for PICMG® 1.3-based system designs boasts comprehensive PCI Express Gen 2 support in the smallest of spaces. Compared to competing custom solutions, the PICMG® 1.3-compliant standard component offers a more cost-effective and fast system design using COTS components, ultimately helping to accelerate OEMs' time-to-market and reducing total cost of ownership.

Thanks to PCI Express Gen 2 support, the Kontron 2U backplane xPB-6E5PO is designed for highest throughput (5.0 GT/s) with the latest frame grabbers, graphics and network cards. The space-saving butterfly backplane was developed for image processing, gaming and infotainment as well as networking applications. Via standard graphics cards, the high-speed backplane can provide, for example, 10 displays with different video signals. With high-end components, control of up to 40 monitors - each with different content - is possible. In the same way, very fast image processing systems with multiple frame grabbers and graphics cards or ultra-bandwidth routers with integrated firewall and 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet for upstream and downstream can be implemented.

For expansion ports, the new Kontron backplane offers 1 x PEG (PCIe x16), 1 x PCIe x8 and 3 x PCIe x4 as well as the PICMG® 1.3 slot for the SHB (system host board). Connections for 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x SATA and 1 x LAN round out the interface offerings of the new Kontron PICMG® 1.3 Backplane.

To be able to support multiple PCI Express Gen 2 interfaces with any standard PCMG® 1.3 module, an integrated non-blocking switch links four PCIe slots to the PCI x16 interface of the system host board. OEMs in the gaming, medical, communications, storage and industrial image processing markets thus benefit from a scalable solution with high bandwidth in any configuration. OEM versions of the PICMG® 1.3 Butterfly Backplane with individual port configuration and QoS characteristics are optionally available.

The new Kontron 2U PICMG® 1.3 Backplane XPB-6E5PO is now available.

More about the Kontron 2U Butterfly Backplane xPB-6E5PO: www.kontron.com/products/boards+and+mezzanines/slot+cpu++backplane/backplanes/xbp6e5p0.html

More about PICMG 1.3 Slot CPU Boards and Backplanes: www.kontron.com/products/boards+and+mezzanines/slot+cpu++backplane/

About Kontron
Kontron, the global leader of embedded computing technology, designs and manufactures embedded and communications standards-based, rugged COTS and custom 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: boards & mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs & displays, systems & platforms, and rugged & custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance and has been a VDC Platinum Vendor for Embedded Computer Boards 5 years running. 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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