Kontron Embedded Modules has introduced three new SBC starter kits for Windows CE-based applications, using either EPIC-based SBCs with 400 MHz ULV Intel Celeron processors or 3.5" JRex SBCs.
Windows CE 5.0 comes pre-installed on the CF card, allowing applications to be tested on the platforms immediately. The software license, RAM, power supply, and cables are included in the delivery.
Depending on whether PC/104 or JFLEX expansion assemblies – with wireless
connections to the external interface panel – are required, developers can
choose between the EPIC CPU board standardized by the PC/104 consortium,
or the open 3.5" board JRex standard.
The passively cooled EPIC/CE with 400 MHz ULV Intel Celeron processor and 815/ICH4 chipset offers full PC/104(plus) support with ISA and PCI bus, and a uniform physical concept for all relevant internal and external connections. Four USB 2.0 ports, two 10/100 BaseT Ethernet interfaces, keyboard, mouse, CRT, sound, LPT, and a serial port are all accessible from the front side. There is also a CompactFlash slot on the front side.
The 3.5" JRex boards have identical interfaces always implemented in the same place: 2xUSB, LAN, CompactFlash, keyboard/mouse, VGA, and COM1. This enables system integrators and OEMs to develop systems with scalable performance, without the need to modify enclosures or connectors for different CPUs. All JRex modules are delivered as "plug and work."