Kontron ETX-DC Computer-on-Module

The 45nm Kontron ETX-DC Computer-on-Module is based on the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom[tm] processor N270. The Kontron ETX-DC Computer-on-Module Offers both excellent performance and very low power. With 2.5 watts TDP for the processor, 6 watts TDP for the Intel 82945GSE Graphics Memory Controller Hub and 1.5 watts TDP for the Intel I/O Controller Hub 7-M (ICH7-M), the Kontron ETX-DC Computer-on-Module requires a maximum TDP of 12-15 watts. The Kontron ETX-DC Computer-on-Module is available now and supports Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XPe, Windows CE as well as Linux and VxWorks.

The Kontron ETX-DC is ideal for POS and industrial control applications as well as for use in harsh environments that require passive cooling and completely sealed housings. The module also makes it easier to implement applications with high demands for MTBF and/or EMC. OEMs in the POS, Kiosk, digital signage, infotainment and gaming markets as well as industrial HMI and measurement and control sectors also benefit financially from the best-in-class MIPS per cent ratio of the new Kontron ETX Computer-on-Module.

The ETX 3.0 Computer-on-Module has a 533 MHz FSB and supports up to 2GB of DDR2-SDRAM SO-DIMM. In terms of interfaces it offers 2 x SATA II in accordance with the AHCI standard (AHCI = Advanced Host Controller Interface) including Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and staggered spin up as well as hot plugging, USB 2.0 and PCI extension bus along with all the other ETX 3.0 standard interfaces. There is also continued ISA support for older applications. New applications with performance requirements similar to ISA mostly use LPC. The Kontron ETX-DC also supports this bus alternative. The optional onboard Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) provides enhanced data security. Integrated graphics offer SDVO and support resolutions up to QXGA (2048 x 1536) via CRT, dual screen via LVDS for resolutions up to UXGA (1600 x 1200) as well as TV-out with HD resolution. There is also onboard HD Audio conforming sound for multimedia support. With the S0/S3(cold&hot)/S4/S5 suspend modes, the latest Kontron ETX 3.0 Computer-on-Module offers maximum energy savings.

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