Kontron Creates Most Powerful Embedded SBC with JRex-PM

8/29/2003 - The latest JRex development from Kontron Embedded Modules (formerly JUMPtec) is based on Intel® Centrino high-performance mobile technology. This is the first time that a Pentium® M processor will be included on a 3.5-inch embedded PC. Although the JRex-PM is the fastest single board computer in its class, it maintains extremely low power consumption and it is 100 percent footprint compatible with all other JRex boards. The 1.6 GHz Pentium M processor onboard the JRex-PM offers performance comparable to that of a 2.7 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, and power consumption that is roughly the same as that of a 1.2 GHz Intel® Pentium® III processor (i.e. 18-25 Watts). Coupled with easily-controllable heat dissipation and impressive EMC values, the JRex-PM single board computer brings a new level of performance to embedded systems.

First to Market for a Good Cause
All interested in obtaining the first complete system based on the new JRex-PM 3.5-inch SBC based on a 1.1 GHz Pentium M processor (178x256x88mm - with SDRAM, HDD and ATX power supply) can do so from September 25 through the 30, 2003, in an exclusive eBay auction.

The eBay auction number will be announced the day before the auction on the JRex website (www.j-rex.com). Proceeds from this auction will be donated to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Further JRex-PM samples will be available beginning in mid-October.

The following interfaces are provided and are located in exactly the same physical positions on all currently available and future JRex board versions, including the JRex-PM 3.5-inch board with either a 1.1 GHz or 1.6 GHz Pentium M processor: 2xUSB, LAN, Compact-Flash, Keyboard/Mouse, VGA and COM1. This uniformity enables system integrators and OEMs for the first time to develop scalable systems, without the need to modify enclosures or connectors for different CPU boards.

The JRex-PM uses the Intel 855GM chipset, with 400 MHz front-side bus, the fastest IDE with UDMA-100 as well as USB 2.0. The SDRAM-DIMM socket with ECC supports up to 2 GBytes and allows the use of standard desktop memory modules. The Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 Engine can incorporate up to 32 MBytes of video-RAM UMA and includes support for DVO, LVDS und CRT. Various display types can be easily connected via the onboard JILI-Interface. JILI automatically detects the display connected and then sets the relevant video parameters accordingly. All JRex modules are delivered as "plug and work" in order to reduce the time to market as much as possible.

Further information on JRex and JFLEXTM as well as an online forum can be found at www.j-rex.com.

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