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nanoETXexpress industrial group releases specification rev 2.0 for credit card sized Computer-on-Modules

COM Express(TM) ultra*1 sized form factor optimized for latest processor technologies

(PresseBox) (Duesseldorf, ) The nanoETXexpress Industrial Group today has published the new nanoETXexpress 2.0 specification for credit card-sized COM Express(TM) ultra* Computer-on-Modules. With the new revision, ultra-sized Computer-on-Modules now address the requirements of new and highly compact applications based on SFF processors even more explicitly. The nanoETXexpress specification 2.0 incorporates 100 percent of the changes of the COM Express(TM) specification rev. 2.0 that affect the ultra standard. Thus the reworked specification also continues to follow 1:1 the only manufacturer-independent standard for Computer-on-Modules. If a carrier board is designed for nanoETXexpress, it is consequently always developed in a way that is also COM Express(TM) compatible. Customers thus profit from the as-needed scalability of COM Express(TM) Computer-on-Modules, from "basic" and "compact" to the "ultra" footprint, already designated by many as COM Express(TM) "ultra"*.

"The new revision of the nanoETXexpress specification addresses the requirements of newer and highly compact processors more explicitly and still stays compatible to existing designs. Thus our customers can efficiently develop new applications with our new COM Express(TM) ultra* nanoX-TC even for extremely rugged environments, thanks to the extended temperature range from -40 °C to +85 °C," says Henk van Bremen, Product Director for ADLINK's Embedded Division.

"The new nanoETXexpress specification provides more graphics features and options for the development of innovative SFF designs and innovative hand-held applications. With the new revision the market penetration of COM Express(TM) ultra* compatible COMs will increase, since the additional type 10 pin-out will open up new application fields," says Dirk Finstel, CTO of Kontron.

The consortium of leading embedded computer manufacturers developed the nanoETXexpress specification in order to provide the market with a solid manufacturer-independent basis for a corresponding COM Express(TM) ultra* form factor through the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. In addition, the aim is to promote a uniform specification for Computer-on-Modules in order to offer users a single, universally usable Computer-on-Module standard for development and product maintenance. Among the members of the nanoETXexpress Industrial Group are the world's leading providers of Computer-on-Modules: Aaeon, ADLINK, Advantech, E.E.P.D., IBase, Toradex and Kontron.

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ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products.

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