Kontron Rolls Out PCI-759 PICMG 1.0 CPU Board with Intel Core 2 Duo

Kontron introduced the new Kontron PCI-759 PICMG 1.0 slot-CPU board with Intel multi-core performance. The long time available Kontron PCI-759 offers outstanding processor performance at an excellent price/performance ratio for industrial grade embedded applications such as process control, test & measurement and vision systems.

The new Kontron PCI-759 is the ideal choice for PCI and/or ISA based, cost-sensitive embedded applications that rely on multiple application specific I/O cards and require high data processing performance without the need for high-speed PCI Express features. Based on the Intel Core 2 Duo processor up to the E6400 (2 x 2.16 GHz) and a TDP of only 65Watts, applications benefit from double the performance with power consumption similar to a Pentium-4. Since the Kontron PCI-759 conforms fully to the PICMG 1.0 specification, upgrading existing systems is quick and easy. The excellent price/performance ratio also makes the Kontron PCI-759 the perfect fit for cost-sensitive applications.

Kontron PCI-759 PICMG 1.0 CPU Board with Intel Core 2 DuoDesigned around the Intel 945G chipset with 1066 MHz front side bus and Intel ICH7 I/O controller hub, the Kontron PCI-759 slot-CPU board offers scalable processor performance based on the Intel LGA7555 socket up to the E6400 (2 x 2.16 GHz) Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Support for up to 4 GB of DDR2 dual channel RAM boosts performance even further. Application flexibility is provided by a full range of I/O interfaces: 4 x 3Gb/s SATA II for fast hard drive access, 2 x GbE (internally connected via PCI Express x1 to the southbridge for optimal data throughput), 7 x USB 2.0, one parallel and two serial interfaces. Additional interfaces can be implemented via the mini-PCI Type IIIA connector. Kontron offers additional assemblies for LAN, WLAN and SCSI. The integrated Intel GMA 950 Graphics Media Accelerator supports VGA resolutions up to 2048×1536. There is also 24-bit LCDS via DVO that supports resolutions up to 1600×1200. Furthermore, an integrated onboard socket for a Compact Flash module makes it possible to build maintenance-free systems without rotating non-volatile memory.

The Kontron PCI-759 PICMG 1.0 board is available now with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Linux software packages. Additional operating systems are possible on a project basis.

For fastest time-to-prototype multiple bundles with validated passive backplanes, pre-validated IO-boards and proven housings including RAID storage systems and cooling concept are available upon request.

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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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