Kontron Supports Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7400

Kontron announced their support for the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor T7400 in Q1/2007 for their existing platforms that already support the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor multi -core technology. These Kontron platforms cover a number of form factors such as 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI, ETXexpress/COM Express, ETX 3.0, ATX, Flex-ATX and Mini-ITX. Other new Kontron platforms that are planned for introduction in Q1/2007 such as AdvancedMC will also support the new Intel processor.

Kontron Platforms Supports Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7400

The Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor T7400 is one of the latest members of Intel´s product line of multi-core processors based on the new Intel(R) Core(TM) micro-architecture. This new micro-architecture is designed to deliver increased performance and better performance-per-watt thus increasing overall energy efficiency. Customers will also be taking advantage of system -enhancing technologies in these new processor/chipset platforms such as Intel(R) Virtualization Technology and Intel(R) Advanced Management Technology (Intel(R) AMT). Users that are already using or plan to use the existing platforms from Kontron based on the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor T2400/T2500 will have a seamless performance boost in 2007 by moving to the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor T7400 offering 4MB of L2 cache compared to the standard 2MB today as well as a 64-bit architecture.

“We are excited by Intel´s continuous enhancements to the performance-per -watt ratio and extended lifecycle support provided by the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor T7400. Customers in the embedded and communications market segments demand extended life cycles of 5-7 years as well as a competi tive roadmap with improvements in performance at a manageable thermal envelope,” said Hannes Niederhauser, CEO of Kontron.

“The Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor T7400, with a thermal design power of 34 watts, is ideal for communications and embedded designs requiring a low thermal envelope, ” said Doug Davis, vice president and g eneral manger, Intel Communications Infrastructure Group. “Kontron’s choice of the T7400 for future designs in a variety of form factors shows the versatility and flexibility of our latest energy-efficient processors.”

In addition, Kontron will exhibit Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo products at the Embedded Technology 2006 exhibition in Yokohama, Japan in November,and hope the show will bring Japanese visitors in-depth understanding of Kontron’s technology and products.

About the Intel(R) Communications Alliance
The Intel Communications Alliance is a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers who share a common vision on the convergence of computing technologies. The member companies within the Alliance are committed to the development of modular, standards based building blocks, platforms, and solutions based on Intel technologies, processors, products, and services. The availability of these standards-based modular building blocks and solutions offer the market greater choice, faster time to profit, and the opportunity to innovate using modular building blocks from multiple levels of integration – silicon, software, boards and complete systems.

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(R) Communications Alliance which means earliest access to leading-edge Intel technologies and privileged engineering support.