Munich, Germany - Designed to enable boot times that are measured in milliseconds, QNX fastboot technology is an advanced feature of the QNX Neutrino RTOS. It eliminates the need for BIOS on x86 platforms, including those that support Intel Atom processors, thereby reducing hardware costs and improving instant-on performance. Systems designers can use QNX fastboot technology to improve startup times for a wide variety of automotive, medical, industrial, military, and consumer products.
Measuring just 55 mm x 84 mm, the credit card sized Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP module is compatible with the PICMG COM Express standard, pin-out Type 1. It is based on the Intel Atom 5xx processor series and is well suited for low-power mobile applications that require high processor performance, high-definition graphics, PCI Express, and Serial ATA, combined with longer battery life. With only one-tenth of the thermal design power and one-seventh the size of ULV processors of identical performance, the nanoETXexpress-SP COM offers the best performance per watt for x86-based ultra-mobile designs. The Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module is available now. QNX fastboot support for the module will be available in October 2008.