Kontron Introduces CP6010 6U CompactPCI CPU Powerful Dual Intel. Xeon, High-Bandwidth Processor Board

1/21/2003 - Kontron Canada, a division of the leading global embedded computer technology company Kontron, AG, has announced the release of the CP6010, a new 6U, Dual-processor CompactPCI board based on the latest, most powerful Intel. Xeon. processor featuring Netburst. architecture and Hyper-Threading support. As a powerful and flexible CPU engine, the CP6010 is intended for applications calling for high processing capabilities, large memory capacity and bandwidth, and tremendous I/O throughput such as VoIP, wireless infrastructure, datacom, and medical applications.

The CP6010 is offered with single or dual Intel Low Voltage 1.6GHz Xeon processors. The board is designed, from both a power and thermal perspective, to support faster speed processors as they become available. The CP6010 is built around a powerful chipset featuring high bandwidth interfaces to both memory (two DDR memory channels, for up to 8GB of PC-2100 DDR Registered SDRAM with ECC support) and CPU (a 400/533MHz front side bus).

The high-bandwidth CP6010 features two PCI-X buses running at 64-bit/133MHz, which allow for a very well balanced, high performance system architecture. Dual Gigabit Ethernet (PICMG 2.16 compliant) interfaces along with a PCI-X bridge to the cPCI bus occupy on the first PCI-X bus. A PMC expansion slot (with PIM support) sits on the second PCI-X bus. Driving a second cPCI segment is possible through the use a mezzanine with an additional bridge.

CP6010 boards have standard interfaces such as VGA, serial ports and three USB ports. Software support is provided for Windows. 2000/XP Pro, Linux., FreeBSD and QNX. Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is available. Prototype quantities of the CP6010 are available now. The CP6010 will be available in volume in March 2003 for $4,495 USD. OEM pricing is available.

Kontron is a leading global embedded computer technology company. Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, and test and measurement markets. The company helps its customers to considerably reduce their time-to-market and to gain a competitive advantage with products including high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single-board computers, man-machine interfaces and mobile computers. Kontron is a member of the Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider Program (ACPP Program). Kontron employs over 1100 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under the symbol "KBC".

For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron.com.

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