KONTRON's XL-Pocket/6500-V for 6U devices is, after the 3U CP-Pocket/303-V, the second system design that offers CompactPCI convenience at a rack-mounted price.
Available from Dedicated Systems , the system is designed for wall-mounting and equipped with a cost-effective 400-MHz (ULV) or 1GHz (LV) Intel Celeron processor.
With three front CompactPCI slots, the system is ideal for configurable machine controls or for the construction of compact servers. The system is an alternative to compact rack-mounted computers, whose market segment is very price-competitive.
The CompactPCI's assemblies - which are front-replaceable - completely accommodate the needs of the systems integrator and maintenance personnel.
The ultra low voltage version, with a maximum 10 watt power dissipation at 400MHz, is also operated without an active fan. For network communication, two front Ethernet ports are available on the CPU board.
Additionally there are two serial interfaces and the normal connections for keyboard, floppy and graphics (VGA CRT with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels). Two EIDE ports facilitate the connection of mass-storage devices; one of these interfaces is designed for an on-board HDD.
In addition, the CPU board includes a CompactFlash socket. The CP6500-V can also be expanded via a 32-bit/33-MHz PMC slot with rear I/O support.
The processors are soldered and thus securely mounted. Up to 512MB of main memory can be used in the 144-pin SODIMM socket. The extensive range of optimal front-mountable I/O assemblies from Kontron rounds out the versatile array and offers the appropriate configuration for each OEM or systems integrator.
Software support is offered for Windows XP, XP Embedded, and 2000, as well as Linux and VxWorks.
Among the uses of the XL-Pocket/6500-V are all standard industrial applications such as Soft-SPSen or IPC-control in machine and equipment construction, as well as compact server systems for industrial Ethernet communication.
Equipped with field bus cards, they are exceptionally well-qualified as head and master stations for field bus solutions. The use of visualisation solutions is always possible due to the PC feature set.