Kontron KTUS15/miTX Embedded Motherboard

The Kontron KTUS15/miTX embedded motherboard features the Intel Atom processor (up to 1.6 GHz) and the Intel System Controller Hub US15W. With a combined thermal design power of less than 5 Watts for the processor and chipset the Kontron KTUS15/mITX motherboard is the ideal choice for solar/battery powered mobile, in-vehicle or stationary applications that require low power consumption, excellent electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and a simple, rugged cooling concept. The smallest ATX compliant footprint of only 170 mm x 170 mm, in combination with a board height of only two USB stacks (20 mm) gives system developers the freedom to design extremely slim and, as required, fully closed and highly protected systems. Samples are available now.

Specifications

  • Intel Atom processor 1.6 GHz BGA CPU
  • Intel US15 Embedded Chipset
  • FSB 533
  • 1x DDR2 200 pins DIMM
  • 2x PCI-Express 1x
  • 2x SDIO
  • Flat Panel Display Support by on board LVDS
  • 1x PCI slot
  • Up to256MB on board graphics memory
  • CRT, DVI (optional)
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
  • 8x USB 2.0, 4x RS232C
  • 1x ATA100 and 2x SATA150/300 IDE Controller
  • Compact Flash socket on board
  • High definition audio
  • TPM (Trusted Platform Module) Onboard
  • Size: 170 x 170 mm (6.7″ x 6.7″)

Kontron KTUS15/miTX Embedded mini-ITX MotherboardThe space saving processor and highly integrated system controller hub on the Kontron KTUS15/mITX leave enough room for installing up to 32 GB CF-media parallel to the motherboard, enabling the development of maintenance-free systems without fault-sensitive, rotating non-volatile media. Designed for optimal compatibility and high reliability, the Kontron KTUS15/mITX embedded motherboard offers numerous high quality features such as the network controller from Intel for hassle-free network communications. Other quality enhancing details include a comprehensive set of interfaces, including two SDIO sockets that enable peripherals such as RFID or laser scanners, card readers, keyboard, keypad and mouse, printers and WLAN or GPRS communication networks to be connected directly to the motherboard. The flexible 2 x PCIe x1 and 1 x PCI slots thereby remain free for application specific extensions. This flexibility speeds time to market for system designs. Moreover, the integrated Intel Trusted Platform Module (Intel TPM 1.2) and the wide range power supply (5 V – 25 V DV) options further simplify system design for a vast range of embedded markets, such as POS/POI, kiosk, medical (i.e. ultrasound), multimedia, rugged tablets and industrial automation.

Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel Virtualization Technology improve system performance in the latest multi-threading and dual OS applications. Via the Intel System Controller Hub US15W, Kontron’s latest mini-ITX embedded motherboard addresses up to 1 GByte of DDR2-RAM. The integrated graphics engine, with 2D/3D acceleration and directX 9, not only supports dual independent displays, but also boasts hardware supported WMV9, H264.A and MPEG2 decoding, which dramatically reduces the load on the CPU when playing HD-videos. Displays can be connected via the on-board CRT (1280 x 1024) and dual channel LVDS (1366 x 768) interfaces as well as optional DVI or HDMI ports. 2 x PCIe x1 and 1 x PCI slots are available for application specific expansion cards. Mass storage media are easily connected via 2 x Serial ATA 150/300 and 1 x ATA100 interfaces. There is also an on-board flash socket for CF type II media currently up to 32 GBytes (and above 32GBytes as they become available).

More info: Kontron KTUS15/mITX Board