Kontron Introduces Three Embedded Motherboards

In addition to the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo and Intel Core Solo processor family, Kontron has launched a family of embedded motherboards that supports the new Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor T7400. This new 2 x 2.16 GHz processor delivers 64-bit technology and 4MB shared L2 cache that can be dynamically assigned to each of the cores. The new product family consists of three basic products in different form factors: ATX, Flex-ATX and Mini-ITX.

Kontron 986LCD-M MotherboardsThe Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX is the smallest and most dense board with a compact size of only 17cm x 17 cm and one extension slot. The Kontron 986LCD-M/FLEX and the Kontron 986LCD-M/ATX offer the same feature set, but have three and six I/O slots respectively. All three boards are based on the Intel(R) 945GM Express + ICH7R Embedded Chipset. The Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor and on-board Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 provide extreme performance for embedded applications with low power consumption. Each 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.

The Kontron 986LCD-M family has superior graphics performance with Intel’s 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 and dual digital LCD drives, supported via the SDVO interface by ADD2 cards.

The various interfaces offered by the Kontron 986LCD-M family meet and exceed the latest standard offerings for embedded motherboards:

  • 1x/ 2x / 6x PCI slot (Mini-ITX, LEX and ATX)
  • 1x ATA100
  • 4x SATA, 8x USB2.0
  • 4x RS232C
  • 2x IEEE1394(400a)
  • 3x GbE LAN, LPT
  • 1x mini PCI-Express connector sockets (optional)
  • compact flash socket (mini ITX only)
  • 7.1ch HDA sound
  • GPIOs

Like Kontron’s other embedded motherboards, the Kontron 986LCD-M family has more than five years of product availability and offers various hardware monitoring functions through Kontron’s API interface software.

About Kontron
Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and mobile rugged solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron’s diverse product portfolio includes: Computer-on-Modules, SBCs/blades, open-modular platforms and systems, HMIs, mobile rugged workstations, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance and was awarded 2006 Intel Member of the Year. The company is a recent three-time VDC Platinum vendor for Embedded Computer Boards. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol “KBC”.