With the new JRexplus series of single board computers (SBCs), Kontron (SPS/IPC/DRIVES Hall 7 / Booth 7-306) offers for the first time a 3.5-inch SBC with a standardized PC/104-plus expansion slot and PCI bus performance. Therefore, the Kontron JRexplus family of 3.5-inch single board computers can now be used with most of the currently available PC/104-plus expansion cards.
Users benefit from uniform connectors that are located in the same place on all standard JRexplus products. In terms of size, the JRexplus impresses with a footprint of only 102 mm x 147 mm. Additionally, this widely accepted 3.5-inch format can easily be integrated into the already existing wide variety of standard enclosures.
The first member of the JRexplus series is the 3.5-inch Kontron JRexplus-LX single board computer. It is equipped with the fanless AMD Geode LX800 CPU for an excellent performance / watt (only 7 watts) ratio. Low power consumption in connection with lower heat dissipation is becoming increasingly important for industrial automation.
For hard drives and other storage media, the new JRexplus single board computer family offers 2 x SATA and 1 x PATA interfaces. A Gbit Ethernet interface is also available for the first time for extremely fast network data exchange. The Kontron JRexplus-LX SBC also comes with 4x USB 2.0 and 2x RS232 interfaces as well as 1x LPT, Floppy and PS/2 Mouse. 4 x GPIO and a CF card on the back side round off the list of interfaces. Additional I/O devices are implemented via the wireless PC/104-plus slot with PCI performance. The SO-DIMM slot supports up to 1 GB DDR RAM.
In addition to classic CRT output, LCD flat panels with resolutions up to UXGA (1600 x 1200) are controlled directly and with minimum cost via the JILI30 LVDS interface for which there are already a large number of cables for different types of displays. TTL flat panels are connected via an LVDStoTTL adapter. Power supply is via a 5V single supply.
Like all other JRex products, the Kontron JRexplus-LX offers long term availability and is delivered “plug-and-work” in order to reduce customers’ design-in periods. The new Kontron JRexplus-LX SBC is available in Q1 2008.
Kontron designs and manufactures standard-based and custom embedded and communication 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, and custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded and 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 stock exchange under the symbol “KBC”.
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