COM Express Starter Kit evaluates pin-out Type 6 modules.

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With COM Express Starterkit Type 6, application designers have access to complete feature set of COM Express pin-out Type 6 basic and compact computer-on-modules. Base of kit is Kontron COM Express Eval Type 6 carrierboard in ATX form factor. With 1 PCIe Graphics port, PCIe x4, 2 PCIe x1 slots, 1 miniPCIe, and 1x Express Card connector with USB, board provides ample space for application-specific extensions. Graphics outputs include 2 Display Port and 1 VGA supply plus FCC connector for LVDS.



Original Press Release:



Kontron COM Express Starterkit Type 6 Offers an Efficient Start for Computer-on-Modulesbased Designs



Ideal for future-oriented designs requiring enhanced graphics support and USB 3.0

Eching, Germany, - Kontron's new COM Express Starterkit Type 6 puts application developers in the fast lane for developing and evaluating new systems based on the latest COM Express pin-out Type 6 Computer-on-Modules. The new starterkit gives application designers straight-forward and fast access to the complete feature set of the latest COM Express pin-out Type 6 basic and compact Computer-on-Modules. Type 6 Computer-On-Modules offer increased performance and energy-efficiency as well as native support for the latest advanced display options, higher serial bandwidth and future-oriented interfaces such as USB 3.0.

The components of the Kontron COM Express Starterkit Type 6 can be assembled in minutes, allowing developers to immediately begin platform evaluation. This significantly reduces both the development time and overall time-to-market of new applications. The extensive PCI-Express support of the Kontron COM Express Starterkit Type 6 addresses industry demands to move from parallel communication towards purely serial embedded systems designs with higher bandwidth and transfer rates. At the same time, the Kontron COM Express Starterkit Type 6 also utilizes the full feature set of the latest Intel and AMD processor platforms, which no longer offer parallel interfaces like IDE and PCI. By focusing on future-oriented technologies, and eliminating unnecessary bridges and switches, designs based on COM Express Type 6 Computer-On-Modules are a cost-effective solution to meet the needs of modern applications. The new Starterkit is the ideal platform for evaluating and developing a broad spectrum of innovative applications in markets such as Gaming, Digital Signage, Medical, Automation and Military/Aerospace.

The feature set in detail:

The base of the Kontron COM Express Starterkit Type 6 is the Kontron COM Express Eval Type 6 carrierboard in the ATX form factor. The ATX form factor provides all the interfaces for future-oriented solutions including elements that serve graphics and I/O-intensive applications. With one PCI Express Graphics port (PEG), PCIe x4, two PCIe x1 slots, one miniPCIe and 1x Express Card connector with USB it provides ample space for application-specific extensions. Graphics outputs include 2x Display Port, 1x VGA supply plus an FCC connector for LVDS allowing developers to connect any common panel or monitor, even for dual screen applications, without the need for additional interface cards. To support the need for additional storage media, the COM Express Type 6 carrier board features 4x SATA ports. Further interfaces include: 4x USB 3.0 and 2x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet and 3 in 1 audio out for HD-Audio. Two serial RX/TX connectors round off the feature set.

The Kontron COM Express Starterkit Type 6 contains all the cables and accessories needed for a quick start. Also included in the kit is a USB 3.0 stick (backward compatible with USB 2.0) with manuals and data sheets. Application designers only need to select and purchase the Computer-on-Module in the COM Express basic or compact form factor which fits their performance requirements. Customers can choose between the Kontron COM Express basic Computer-on-Module ETXexpress-SC which can be scaled according to performance requirements up to the 2nd generation Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor or the Kontron COM Express compact Computer-on-Module microETXexpress-OH with the AMD Embedded G-Series Advanced Processing Unit (APU) for applications with higher graphic performance and energy-efficiency demands.

Samples of the Kontron COM Express Starterkit Type 6 are available now with series production scheduled for August.

For more information on the Kontron COM Express Starterkit Type 6, please visit:
http://www.kontron.com/products/computeronmodules/com+express/com+express+basic/starterkits+and+evaluation+boards/com+express+starterkit+type+6.html

For more information on Kontron Computer-on-Modules, please visit:
http://www.kontron.com/technologies/computer-on-modules/

For more information on COM Express, please visit:
http://www.kontron.com/products/computeronmodules/com+express/

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.

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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