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Kontron Introduces first COM Express Compliant ETXexpress® Computer-On-Module with AMD 690 Chipset

ETXexpress-690 Impresses with High-Performance and Energy-Efficient / AMD Sempron™ Single Core and AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processors

(PresseBox) (Eching/Nuremberg, ) Today, at the Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany (Hall 12 / Stand 404), Kontron introduced the high-performance, low power and long life COM ExpressTM compliant Kontron ETXexpress®-690 computer-on-module based on the latest AMD M690T + SB600 embedded chipset and AMD Sempron single core and AMD Turion 64 X2 dual core processors.

The COM Express compliant Kontron ETXexpress-690 computer-on-module supports the latest embedded processors from AMD that deliver extreme performance with up to 16 Lane Hyper Transport support at impressive TDP values of only 9W to 35W. The highly scalable Kontron ETXexpress-690 offers processing performance ranging from the single core 1.0 GHz AMD 2100+ Sempron processor up to the dual core AMD Turion 64 X 2 TL-52 with 1.6 GHz. Performance is boosted further by up to 4GB dual channel 667MHZ DDR2 SO-DIMM memory.

The Kontron ETXexpress-690 is COM Express compliant and comes with a host of interfaces that conform to the PICMG COM.0 specification Type 2 pin-out, making it the ideal choice for market segments that require long life availability such as kiosk, medical (i.e. ultrasound), multimedia and gaming. These market segments will benefit not only from the increased computing power and better performance-per-watt offered by the Kontron ETXexpress-690 computer-on-module, but also from increased graphics performance with the integrated Radeon X1250 Graphics Core as well as PCI Express x8. By conforming to the COM Express specification, Kontron's latest computer-on-module also supports TMDS for DVI or HDMI graphics.

Extensive I/O options are provided by 4 x1, 2 x2 and 1 x4 PCI Express lanes, 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet, eight USB 2.0 ports and dual video streaming capabilities to mention just a few. The Kontron ETXexpress-690 computer-on-module also offers continued support for applications requiring PCI and IDE interfaces. Hard drive access is SATA quick thanks to 4 x SerialATA ports, and the Raid 0,1,10 subsystems provide enhanced data safety.

The COM Express compliant Kontron ETXexpress-690 computer-on-module supports Windows XP, Vista and Linux.

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