Embedded motherboards support Intel Core 2 Duo

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In addition to the Intel Core Duo and Intel Core Solo processor family, Kontron is launching a family of embedded motherboards that supports the new Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7400. This new 2 x 2.16 GHz processor delivers 64-bit technology and 4MB shared L2 cache that can be dynamically assigned to each of the cores.

The new product family consists of three basic products in different form factors: ATX, Flex-ATX and Mini-ITX. The Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX is the smallest and most dense board with a compact size of only 17 x 17cm and one extension slot. The Kontron 986LCD-M/FLEX and the Kontron 986LCD-M/ATX offer the same feature set but have three and six I/O slots, respectively. All three boards are based on the Intel 945GM Express + ICH7R Embedded Chipset.

Intel's Core 2 Duo mobile processor and on-board Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 provide extreme performance for embedded applications with low power consumption. Each board is designed for processor- and graphics-intensive applications such as gaming, medical technology, multimedia, point-of-information, point-of-sale, data communications, and high-end thin clients.

The Kontron 986LCD-M family has superior graphics performance with Intel's next-generation on-board graphics controller - the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The board is also equipped with various video outputs, such as on-board LVDS, 16x PCI-Express slot and dual digital LCD drives, supported via the SDVO interface by ADD2 cards.

The various interfaces offered by the Kontron 986LCD-M family meet and exceed the latest standard offerings for embedded motherboards:

  • 1x/ 2x / 6x PCI slot (Mini-ITX, LEX and ATX)
  • 1x ATA100
  • 4x SATA
  • 8x USB2.0
  • 4x RS232C
  • 2x IEEE1394(400a)
  • 3x GbE LAN
  • LPT
  • 1x mini PCI-Express connector sockets (optional)
  • compact flash socket (mini ITX only)
  • 7.1ch HDA sound
  • GPIOs

Like Kontron's other embedded motherboards, the Kontron 986LCD-M family has more than five years of product availability and offers various hardware monitoring functions through Kontron's API interface software.

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