Kontron is introducing Intel 64-bit technology to the embedded market with its existing Kontron CP307 3U CompactPCI board now designed to use Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processors. Integrated with the Intel Mobile 945GM Express chipset and ICH7-R Southbridge, the Kontron CP307 now achieves unprecedented performance-per-Watt values in a 3U form factor in comparison with Kontron's existing processor options with Intel's Core Duo CPUs. The Intel Core 2 Duo processor elevates the board's feature-set with double the amount of L2 cache (4 Mbytes), a much improved internal architecture, plus support for 64-bit connectivity without increasing power dissipation.
The Kontron CP30764 is expected to generate a high level of customer attention with an incredible set of on-board features, including: options for 1.5 GHz low-voltage (L7400) or 2.16 GHz (T7400) processors; 667 MHz front side bus; a DDR2-SDRAM main storage with a 667 MHz storage sequence that is expandable up to 4 GBytes; 10.6 GBits data throughput; and extensive communications interfaces. Moreover, there are 2 x GBit Ethernet connectors, up to 6 x USB 2.0, a maximum of 4 x SATA-300 interfaces, and an available CompactFlash socket.
To complete the CPU architecture, PCI-Express is used as the data bus to the Ethernet channels for high network bandwidths. The graphics accelerator integrated into the Mobile Intel 945GM Express ensures excellent 2D, 3D and video features for VGA and DVI, which are available in dual operation.
The Kontron CP30764 is offered in single-slot (4HP) and dual-slot (8HP) options, with the latter providing additional legacy support, namely LPC, COM, DVI and 2.5inch SATA medium features. Rear I/O-variants of the Kontron CP30764 with suitable rear modules allow service-friendly system structures in which the wiring and interface connections are shifted to the rear panel of the system.
Kontron's CP30764 is excellent for a broad range of compute-intensive embedded applications. With a soldered processor and up to 2 GBytes of soldered storage, the Kontron CP30764 can be used under the harshest of environmental conditions, such as assembly lines, aircraft, rail and ship applications, as well as mobile test benches and measuring devices. With such exceptional CPU performance in a small form factor, the Kontron CP30764 is equally suitable for the high-performance requirements of image processing and data collection systems.
The Kontron CP30764 with Intel Core 2 Duo processors supports Windows XP, XP Embedded, Linux and VxWorks software packages. It will be available by Q2 of 2007. Samples units are available now by request.