Kontron announced the VX3327 3U VPX graphics card. The VX3327 OpenVPX-compliant board includes the AMD Embedded Radeon E6760 GPU. It features 480 computing cores and parallel data processing performance of up to 576 GFLOPs. The Kontron VX3327 is available now. The board is ideal for compute-intense General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) applications deployed in avionics and military technology that require superior situational awareness.
Through its US subsidiary, Kontron has acquired 100 percent of US company AP Labs Group, which is based in San Diego, California. The group, which has two operating companies, is regarded as one of the leading system integrators in the areas of defense and aerospace. Since its inception in 1984 the company has firmly established itself on the market for the development and series production of highly complex and robust computer systems, as well as specialized applications. Kontron anticipates that both new subsidiaries will make an annual revenue of USD 30 million. Kontron intends to integrate AP Labs with its North American headquarters, which is also based in San Diego. Kontron has access to cost-efficient, local production capacities as the result of the company AP Parpro Inc., which also forms part of the group and is located in Mexico, close to Kontron’s NA headquarters.
The Kontron ETX-DC Computer-on-Module (95 x 114mm) with 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor N270 is now available with 24-bit LVDS display support. As a result of the upgrade to the ETX-DC design, especially larger display sizes (15-inch and larger) supporting 24-bit only imagery can now be implemented even more efficiently. The new Kontron ETX-DC module ensures that both 18-bit LVDS and SDVO signals can be used together. This allows two digital displays to be simultaneously and independently controlled, enabling attractive PCI-based dual-display designs with ISA and LPC expansion options.
Mentor Graphics Corporation, (NASDAQ:MENT) announced that Kontron AG, headquartered in Eching, Germany, has expanded its Expedition[TM] Enterprise PCB installation from Mentor Graphics, with worldwide usage of the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx® solution for signal and power integrity. Kontron selected the HyperLynx signal and power integrity product for its accurate analysis and simulation capabilities, ease-of-use, and quick setup time, ideal for today’s high-performance/density/pin-count ICs that require multiple PCB power and ground structures. Combined with the Expedition Enterprise platform and the Mentor Graphics DMS (Data Management System), the HyperLynx product formulates a comprehensive solution for high-performance electronic product design that reduces design cycle times, prototypes, manufacturing re-spins and overall product performance and development costs.
Kontron announced that the company’s Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module was tested in a software defined radio (SDR) solution and delivered breakthrough performance. According to performance testing conducted by PrismTech on its new SDR solution jointly developed with Wind River, Kontron’s Intel Atom-based Computer-on-Module has yielded exceptional results in a variety of performance benchmarks.