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microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module available from Kontron Australia

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Kontron Australia’s  new microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module offers a host of features coupled with higher graphic performance for the development of mini devices. The microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module is equipped with the Intel Atom processor, N270 (1.6GHz), with hyperthreading, Intel 945GSE and Intel ICH7M chipset as well as Kontron Australia’s new S5 Eco State.

With its 3-D graphic power and dual independent display support through SVDO, LVDS, VGA and TV-out, the new microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module consumes low power and is suitable for a range of embedded applications, extending from embedded net books to in-vehicle and solar-operated devices right up to classic, stationary embedded systems.

Kontron Australia’s microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module is suitable for graphics and interface demanding applications such as:

  • Medical equipment
  • Test and measurement
  • Maintenance
  • Transportation
  • HMIs for the energy and automation sector as well as kiosk and digital signage solutions for POS/POI

The Kontron Australia’s microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module with its compact dimensions of 95mm x 95mm, is the youngest member of the compact COM Express compatible class of COMs.

Due to the fact that it is 100% compatible to the type 2 pin-out of the COM Express specification with regard to pin out and position of the connectors, for which recently an official PICMG carrier board design guide was published, the microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module offers design security and scalability. Additionally, the module features wide voltage input range of 8.5V to 18V, so that cost-intensive DC/DC converters on the carrier board are superfluous.

The Kontron microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module has the new S5 Eco state. The S5 Eco power-off state can replace the S5 mode. In the S5 Eco state, the module’s power consumption is reduced to less than 1mA, which equals a reduction by at least factor 200 compared to regular S5 state.

The Kontron Australia’s microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module with Intel Atom processor N270 with hyperthreading and 533 MHz FSB supports up to 2GByte of socketed DDR2 533 RAM. SVDO signals for VGA and DVI are transmitted by the integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA 950) over the PCI Express Graphics (PEG) pin-out and the module is equipped with TV-out. As a result of its 18-bit LVDS dual-channel graphics with up to 224 MB of graphic memory, Kontron Australia’s microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module features dual independent display support with a digital resolution of 1.600 x 1.200 pixels (UXGA) and 2.048 x 1536 pixels (QXGA) through CRT.

Within its compact dimensions, the Kontron microETXexpress-DC module features a comprehensive feature set and provides through the COM Express type 2 connector 1 x Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x Serial ATA, 1 x PATA, 8x USB 2.0 and 3 x PCI-Express x1 Lanes and 1x PCI 2.3, 32 bit / 33 MHz.

An optional SSD Flash onboard connected through PATA allows for rugged designs and easy system integration without rotating non-volatile memory. Furthermore, the new Kontron microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module features vibration and shock resistance according to IEC 60068-2-6. Intel high-definition audio, an integrated TPM 1.2 for maximum software and data security, WakeOnLAN, JRC support, ACPI, Fast I²C, LPC along with 2 stage Watchdog, RTC, and JIDA round off the feature set.

The Kontron microETXexpress-DC Computer-on-Module supports Linux, VxWorks and Windows Vista as well as Windows XP, XP embedded and CE. The OS supports the position of the Kontron microETXexpress-DC for a range of application areas.

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