New Kontron ePCI-200 Full-Size CPU Represents Advancement To New Levels of Performance in PICMG Technology

1/21/2003 - Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, announces the development of the ePCI-200 System Host Board. The ePCI-200 is the first in Kontrons line of ePCI-X (Embedded PCI-X) products and it is the first PICMG 1.2 full-size CPU board to feature the Intel. Pentium. 4 processor. With two busses, a PCI 32-bit 33MHz bus (5V or 3.3V) and a PCI 64-bit from 33MHz up to PCI-X 133MHz (3.3V), the ePCI-200 is designed to meet the high performance requirements of many applications in the automation, medical, military and communications markets.

The ePCI-200 supports a Front Side Bus up to 533MHz and up to 4 GB of PC2100 DDR SDRAM on 3 DIMM memory modules. The graphics subsystem of the ePCI-200 uses the ATI. Mobility. Radeon. M6-C16H (16MB SDRAM). It supports dual monitors and it includes an LVDS flat panel interface. Dual 10/100BaseT-TX Ethernet interfaces also are included among the ePCI-200 boards full range of onboard features.

Kontron anticipates that the ePCI-200 CPU board will be available in production quantities by March of 2003 for $1,300 USD (with CPU). Additional OEM pricing is available upon request. To support this new ePCI-X series, Kontron will offer two new backplanes: The EBP-6A4B1, a shoe-box style backplane, and the EBP-11A4B6, an ATX-style backplane. The EBP-6A4B1can be used in Kontrons 9301-6 rugged bench top chassis and the EBP-11A4B6 is compatible for use in Kontrons 4U chassis, which includes the Omnix, KPR-III, RAK-40x and ARC-40x products.

The ePCI-X, or PICMG 1.2, standard defines a removable CPU board form factor that is a natural evolution from the popular PICMG 1.0 PCI-ISA specification. It specifies form factors with either one or two PCI busses, and no ISA bus at all. For additional information regarding this specification, visit the PICMG website at and look for PICMG 1.2.

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".

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