Kontron Integrates Intel Pentium M into JRex-PM 3.5-inch SBC

9/17/2003 - Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, announced the JRex-PM -- the latest advancement in the 3.5-inch single board computer product family based on the Intel Pentium M processor, part of the Intel CentrinoTM high-performance mobile technology chipset. The JREX-PM is the first SBC of its kind to integrate the new Pentium M processor.

The fastest single board computer in its class, the JRex-PM maintains extremely low power consumption and is 100 percent footprint compatible with all other JRex boards. Its 1.6 GHz Pentium M processor offers performance comparable to a 2.7 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor, and power consumption roughly the same as a 1.2 GHz Intel Pentium III processor (i.e. 18-25 watts). With easily controllable heat dissipation and impressive EMC values, the JRex-PM single board computer brings a new level of performance to embedded systems.

Key features of the JRex-PM include either a 1.1 GHz or 1.6 GHz Pentium M processor, 2xUSB, LAN, Compact-Flash, Keyboard/Mouse, VGA and COM1. It 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.

Kontron anticipates that the JRex-PM will be available for purchase at the end of September, with production units starting at under $700 in small quantities (actual pricing may vary).

JRex is the name and standard for Kontron's family of 3.5" embedded computer boards. Each JRex board has 2xUSB, LAN, Compact-Flash, Keyboard/Mouse, VGA and COM1 located at the same physical positions. The power supply is in accordance with the ATX standard meeting diverse current and voltage requirements, and standby, power good and fan control features (for JRex boards with active cooling) are included. Standard desktop SDRAM-DIMMs provide cost-effective memory for JRex modules, as opposed to SODIMMs that typically are far more expensive. The use of JILI simplifies the flat panel interface. A universal display adapter that can be used off-the-shelf with all currently available display panels, JILI allows OEMs to select optimal displays for their applications without having to consider compatibility of the panel interface.

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 employs more than 1,100 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron.com.

Send inquiries to Jennifer Hanson, Marketing Communications Manager, Kontron America. Tel: 858-677-0877; e-mail: sales@us.kontron.com.

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