Kontron Unveils 9 Embedded Platforms with Intel Core 2 Duo

Timed to launch with the Intel(R) Embedded Roadmap, Kontron debuted its latest wave of technology for Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processors. With an impressive nine different embedded platforms available between now and the end of the first quarter, Kontron will offer the latest board technology across a variety of form factors with Intel’s new multi-core architecture.

Kontron 9 Embedded Computing Form Factors with Intel Core 2 Duo at a StrokeThe new Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo micro-architecture is designed to deliver increased performance and better performance-per-watt thus increasing overall energy efficiency, making it one of the most important embedded processors for 2007. The product portfolio ranges from computer-on-modules ETX(R) 3.0 and ETXexpress(R)/COM Express, four embedded motherboards including Mini-ITX, Flex-ATX and ATX in two versions, up to SBCs for PICMG 1.3, 3U CompactPCI, 6U CompactPCI and last not least AdvancedMC. Kontron is the world’s only vendor of embedded computer technology with such a complete product range of all relevant embedded form factors, so large OEMs that require different form factors for different applications within their company can get them all from a single vendor – reducing their overall cost and increasing their current and future flexibility significantly.

The Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7x00 is one of the latest members of Intel’s performance product line of multi-core processors based on the new Intel(R) Core(TM) micro-architecture. Users that are already using or plan to use existing platforms from Kontron based on the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor T2400/T2500 will have a seamless performance boost by moving to the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor T7400 which offers 4MB, twice as much L2 cache – which can be dynamically assigned to each of the cores, as well as a 64-bit architecture.

The power consumption of the new processors is only slightly higher than the Intel Core Duo processors due to new features like enhanced speedstep and dynamic bus parking. Customers will also have available to them system-enhancing technologies in these new processor/chipset platforms such as Intel(R) Virtualization Technology and Intel(R) Advanced Management Technology (Intel(R) AMT). 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.

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
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”.