The Kontron rolled out the CP305 3U CompactPCI processor board with Intel Atom processor. The rugged Kontron CP305 module features EN50155 compliant reliability and extremely low TDP (Thermal Design Power), soldered processor, chipset, and RAM for harsh environments. The Kontron CP305 also features integrated board support packages for Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, XP embedded and VxWorks. Samples of the Kontron CP305 3U CompactPCI processor board are available now. Full production is scheduled for end of 2009.
The Kontron CP305 is equipped with the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor N270, Intel 945GSE plus ICH7M chipset and up to 2 GByte of soldered DDR2 memory. The board has a typical power consumption of only 10 Watt. This is less than half compared to earlier generations with identical performance. The module is designed for reliable operation in a temperature range from 0 to 60°C for convection cooled environments.
The CompactPCI board is ideal for energy critical and in-vehicle mobile embedded applications in the transportation, automation, energy, military, and aerospace markets. A version for the extended temperature range is also planned.
The Kontron CP305 CompactPCI CPU-board includes 2 x Gbit Ethernet, up to 6 x USB 2.0, two SATA interfaces, and a CompactFlash socket. The graphics accelerator, integrated into the Mobile Intel 945GSE Express chipset, provides excellent 2D, 3D, and video features for the VGA connector on the front. The 3U CompactPCI CPU board is available as single slot (4HP) or dual slot (8HP). The 8HP version features COM, PS/2, DVI on the front for dual monitor operation, and a 2.5 SATA hard disk interface to mount a HDD or SSD required for harsher environments.
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