COM Express® Computer-on-Module operates from -40 to +85°C.

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Consuming 17 W, microETXexpress®-PV-XT is equipped with 1.80 GHz Intel® Atom(TM) D525 dual core processor and supports up to 4 GB DDR3 system memory. Module provides LVDS and VGA simultaneous graphics support for maximum resolutions of 2,048 x 1,536. Unit includes 5 configurable PCI Express lanes in addition to PCI, I2C, SPI, and LPC bus. Via COM Express® Type 2 connector, module provides 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 8x USB 2.0, 3x SATA II, and optional 1x PATA.

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Kontron microETXexpress®-PV-XT: COM Express® Compact Module

Kontron microETXexpress®-PV-XT: COM Express® compact module with dual-core Atom(TM) for the industrial temperature range

Trimmed for efficiency with a compact footprint and low power consumption for harsh environments

Poway, California, - Kontron announced the expansion of its COM Express® compact form factor portfolio of Computer-on-Modules that follow the pin-out type 2 definition to now include the new Kontron microETXexpress®-PV-XT that boasts a rugged design rated for the extended temperature range of -40 to +85 °C. With the further enhancement of up to 4 GByte DDR3 system memory and high-performance dual-core Intel® Atom(TM) processor D525@ 1.80GHz, the Kontron microETXexpress®-PV-XT is a best-fit drop-in replacement for designs previously based on Intel® Pentium® M processors. OEMs benefit from a seamless migration path to energy efficient upgrades and extended usage models, increasing the long-term availability and investment security of their applications.

With its high performance per watt ratio and powerful dual-core processor, the Kontron COM Express® compact Computer-on-Module microETXexpress®-PV-XT enables OEMs to implement multicore processing features such as asymmetric multiprocessing for dedicated 2-in-1 systems for hardware consolidation into cost-effective low power devices. Furthermore, its industrial temperature rating and low overall power consumption of only 17 Watts simplifies fanless designs, reducing R&D efforts for rugged and highly available applications in areas such as outdoor digital signage, medical appliances, POS/POI terminals as well as tools used in industrial automation, transportation and military applications.

The feature set in detail

The new Kontron COM Express® compact Computer-on-Module microETXexpress®-PV-XT utilizes the pin-out type 2 definition making the most of the features supported in the second generation 1.8 GHz Intel® Atom(TM) dual-core processor D525 with integrated memory controller and graphics core as well as the Intel® 82801HM I/O controller. It now supports up to 4 GB DDR3 system memory bringing twice the RAM resources for memory intensive applications based on Intel® Atom(TM) processors. Furthermore, it provides LVDS and VGA simultaneous graphics support for maximum resolutions of 2048x1536 via VGA for WXGA (1366 x 768) via18-bit single channel LVDS. With five flexibly configurable PCI Express lanes, as well as PCI, I2C, SPI and LPC bus, the modules are a key COTS solution for interface-intensive ultra low power designs. Furthermore, via the COM Express® Type 2 connector, the new modules include 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 8x USB 2.0, 3x SATA II as well as optional 1x PATA. A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and High-Definition Audio (HDA) are also provided. The wide range of supply voltages (8.5 V DC - 18 V DC) and MARS Smart Battery further enhances the capabilities of the mobile devices that are designed into.

The Kontron COM Express® compact Computer-on-Module microETXexpress®-PV-XT supports Windows® XP, XPe, and Windows® 7, as well as Linux and VxWorks. Early field test samples will be available in NA and APAC tnow with mass production beginning in Q1 2012.

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About Kontron

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 30% 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.

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