Kontron Rolls Out NX-LCD/mITX Fanless Mini-ITX Industrial Motherboard

12/22/2005 - In order to address the ever-present issue of power consumption in industrial computing, Kontron, the world's leading embedded computer manufacturer launches a power-saving, fanless and low-cost Mini-ITX industrial motherboard - the NX-LCD/mITX. This board is based on the fanless and low power AMD GeodeTM NX1250 and NX1500 processors, which have a power consumption of only 6 watts.

The NX-LCD/mITX uses the VIA KN400A chipset and supports up to 1GB of DDR333 SDRAM memory, integrated S3 graphics and other powerful specifications, including four USB 2.0 ports, a 10/100 Ethernet connection; two serial ports, Parallel ATA and Serial-ATA (optional LVDS and 4 serial ports). All of these functions provide customers with a well-rounded, low power solution for embedded systems and applications. Embedded OS is also supported via a CompactFlash a socket. Designed to support various applications such as Information Application products, ATM machines, KIOSK, point-of-sales/point-of- information, gaming and infotainment, measurement technology, lotteries, banking and Thin Client, the NX-LCD/mITX is a high performance product at a low price.

The NX-LCD/mITX features:

About AMD Geode performance
The AMD GeodeTM NX processor family leverages advanced architecture to provide powerful solutions for a variety of Internet edge, peripheral applications, and more. The AMD GeodeTM NX processor family provides the highest x86 performance for fanless operations.

About Kontron
A global leader in embedded computer technology and mobile rugged solutions, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the communications, automation, test and measurement, transportation, medical, military, aerospace and energy 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, human-machine interfaces and mobile rugged computers. Kontron employs more than 1,900 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". Kontron is the only European based Premier member in the Intel® Communications Alliance which means earliest access to leading-edge Intel technologies and privileged engineering support.

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