Kontron Dual Core 3U Compact PCI CPU Board Now Supports LynxOS-SE RTOS

Secure performance for "medium robustness" security applications

Eching, Germany/San Diego, USA, January 20, 2009 - Kontron, a global leader in Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and custom embedded computing solutions, and LynuxWorks Inc., a world leader in the embedded software market, have announced support for LynuxWorks' LynxOS-SE 5.0 on Kontron's ITC-320 3U CompactPCI CPU board which is based on the Intel Core2 Duo processor.

The combination of the Kontron ITC-320 with LynxOS-SE 5.0 provides a secure computing solution that is ideally suited for 'medium robustness' security applications as defined by the US Government.

The Kontron ITC-320 series is a range of 3U CompactPCI CPU boards using a high performance and long-term available processing chipset from the Intel embedded architecture. The board with LynxOS-SE 5.0 is based on the 1.5 GHz Intel Core2 Duo LV processor. The use of Error Correction Code (ECC) DRAMs, the selection of components to ensure a long product life cycle and the layout of components to optimize cooling are part of the design methodology that ensure the Kontron ITC-320 optimally meets the requirements for secure applications in demanding environments. Furthermore, with its high-performance PCI-Express port, which is backwards compatible with PCI supporting software and configurable either as x4 or quad x1, the Kontron ITC-320 is ideally equipped for data intensive applications.

"The Kontron ITC-320 rugged 3U CompactPCI x86 CPU board has generated huge interest amongst OEMs and system integrators for military and transportation applications. The availability of LynxOS-SE on the Kontron ITC-320 extends the use of COTS products to high-end military and avionics applications that require enhanced safety and reliability features such as time and space partitioning", explains Norbert Hauser, VP of Marketing at Kontron. "We are very excited about teaming up with LynuxWorks to enable our customers from the defense and aerospace industry to extend the use of Kontron COTS products in their applications."

The LynxOS-SE 5.0 BSP is designed to meet the most stringent requirements for secure, real-time mission-critical applications and allows defense developers to quickly benefit from an out-of-the-box hardware/software solution that is optimized for the harshest environments and provides a single, powerful solution for real-time systems with zero downtime tolerance. The operating system provides open APIs, Linux ABI compatibility, full POSIX conformance, medium-assurance security via the single-level operating-system-protection profile, and an advanced set of networking features for uncompromised performance. LynxOS-SE 5.0 also offers increased RAM that enables developers to take full advantage of current hardware designs. The system also features a fully integrated, updated GNU tool chain and an enhanced Linux ABI to provide a streamlined development and execution environment

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks, a world leader in the embedded software market, is committed to providing open and reliable real-time operating systems (RTOS) and software tools to embedded developers. The company's LynxOS family of operating systems offers open standards with the highest level of safety and security features, enabling many mission-critical systems in defense, avionics and other industries. Additionally, LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux provides the features and support of embedded Linux for companies wanting to use open source technology for their embedded applications. The Eclipse-based Luminosity IDE gives a powerful and consistent development system across all LynuxWorks operating systems. Since it was established in 1988, LynuxWorks has created technology that has been successfully deployed in thousands of designs and millions of products made by leading communications, avionics, aerospace/defense, and consumer electronics companies. LynuxWorks' headquarters are located in San Jose, CA.

About Kontron

Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and communications 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 and mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs and displays, systems, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com.

LynuxWorks press contacts:
Kirsten Long
Director, Marketing Communications
LynuxWorks, Inc.
United States of America
Tel:+1 (408) 979-4404

Dave Reddy
Weber Shandwick
United States of America
Tel: +1 (650) 868-4659

Peter van der Sluijs
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 1442-879222

Hamid Mirab
Managing Director EMEA
LynuxWorks Ltd.
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 208-906-9506

Elvia Soltero
Weber Shandwick
United States of America
Tel: +1 (408) 685-0614

Kontron press contacts:
Reader contact EMEA:
Kontron AG
Oskar-von-Miller-Strasse 1
85386 Eching/Munich
Tel: +49 (8165) 77-777
Fax: +49 (8165) 77-279

Editor company contact EMEA:
Norbert Hauser
Kontron AG
Oskar-von-Miller-Strasse 1
85386 Eching/Munich
Tel: +49 (8341) 803-0
Fax: +49 (8341) 803-499

Editor agency contact EMEA:
Michael Hennen
SAMS Network
Zechenstraße 29
52146 Wuerselen
Tel: +49 (2405) 45267-20
Fax: +49 (2405) 45267-21

Reader contact Americas:
Kontron America Inc.
14118 Stowe Dr
Poway, CA 92064-7147
United States of America
Tel: +1 (888)-294-4558
Fax: +1 (858) 677-0898

Editor company contact Americas:
Richard Pugnier
Kontron America Inc.
14118 Stowe Dr
Poway, CA 92064-7147
United States of America
Tel:+1 (858) 623-3006
Fax:+1 (858) 677-0615

Editor agency contact Americas:
Annette Keller
Keller Communications
United States of America
Tel:+1 (949) 640-4811

More about the Kontron ITC-320 3U CompactPCI CPU board: www.kontron.com/products/boards+and+mezzanines/3u+compactpci/x86+processor/itc320.html

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