Eching, GermanyEquipped with space- and energy-saving 45nm high-end processors, Kontron claims that its latest ETXexpress-PC COM Express Computer-on-Module sets new performance-per-watt standards for embedded applications with high demands on data processing and/or multi-media conversion and output.
Based on the low-power 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo processor SP9300 and Intel GS45 chipset, Kontron's COM Express module excels over the previous 65nm dual core processor offerings by enabling faster core speeds (up to 2.26 GHz), more L2 cache (6MB) and a faster FSB (1066 MHz), but without a comparable increase in energy consumption, the company said.
For high-end data and media-processing applications that require maximum performance, the 2.26 GHz (1066 MHz FSB) version of the ETXexpress-PC module offers CPU TDP of 25W. For intensive data-processing applications, the Kontron ETXexpress-PC is Kontron's first COM Express pin-out type 2 Computer-on-Module to support up to 8 GB of dual-channel memory via two DDR3 SO DIMM sockets for even faster bus speeds and higher peak throughput.
The low voltage version of the Kontron ETXexpress-PC with the 1.3 GHz Intel ULV Core 2 Duo processor (800 MHz FSB) requires a TDP of 10 W, making it well-suited for power-sensitive applications. Kontron is also offering a 1.86 GHz processor version.
Pricing: Starts at $800 in small quantities.
Availability: Samples of the Kontron ETXexpress-PC supporting the DDR3 SO-DIMM memory modules are available now. Series production is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2008.
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