Kontron Launches 986LCD-M/mITX Mini-ITX Embedded Motherboard

2/16/2006 - Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, launched the new 986LCD-M/mITX high-end Mini-ITX embedded motherboard. Kontronís 986LCD-M/mITX supports the latest dual core low power processors, Intel® CoreTM Duo T2500 (2 GHz) / Intel Core Duo L2400 (1,6 GHz) or Intel Core Solo processor T1300 (1.6 GHz), with Intel 945GM + ICH7M Embedded Chipset. The Intel Core Duo mobile processor and on-board Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 provides extreme performance for embedded applications with low power consumption. The board is designed for processor and graphics intensive applications such as gaming, medical technology, multi media, point of information, point of sale, data communications and high-end thin clients.

Kontronís 986LCD-M/mITX has superior graphics performance with Intelís next generation on-board graphics controller - the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The board is also equipped with various video outputs, such as on-board LVDS, 16x PCI-Express slot, S-Video out and dual digital LCD drive, supported via the SDVO interface by ADD2 cards.

The various interfaces offered by Kontronís 986LCD-M/mITX meet and exceed the latest standard offerings for embedded motherboards: 1x PCI slot, 2x ATA, 2x SATA, 8x USB2.0, 2x RS232C, 2x IEEE1394, 3x GbE LAN, LPT, 2x mini PCI connector sockets, 7.1ch sound, amplified stereo sound out and GPIOs.

Like Kontronís other embedded motherboards, the Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX has more than five years of product availability and offers various hardware monitoring functions through Kontronís API interface software. The Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX is the 5th model in Kontronís embedded Mini-ITX series which covers technologies from Ultra Low Voltage Intel Celerons processors to the latest Intel Core Duo and Core Solo processors.

Kontronís 986LCD-M/mITX sample board will be available Q2, 2006.

About Mini-ITX
Mini-ITX is a new ATX-compatible motherboard standard that has quickly gained great acceptance from professional users. At a mere 17 cm x 17 cm, Mini-ITX is the smallest ATX-compatible motherboard form factor. These small dimensions enable its use in very compact housings and systems. All Mini-ITX boards from Kontron are specially designed for use in embedded systems, and are therefore built to be robust and available in the long-term.

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