Compact COM Express baseboard for rapid development

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Kontron's new COM Express-compliant ETXexpress miniBaseboard has a footprint of just 170 x 145mm. For applications designed to run on COM Express-compliant designs, the ETXexpress miniBaseboard serves as a compact and universal platform for rapid software validation. In addition, it is a cost-effective alternative to time-consuming full custom designs for small-volume projects based on COM Express-compliant ETXexpress modules. These include the ETXexpress-PM (Intel Pentium M/Intel Celeron M), ETXexpress-CD (Intel Core Duo), ETXexpress-MC (Intel Core2 Duo) and ETXexpress -CN8 (VIA C7 processor).

ETXexpress miniBaseboards meet the design guidelines of the COM Express Extension and the interfaces are dedicated for accelerated application testing with freely scalable processor performance. Therefore time-to-market for COM Express-compliant ETXexpress embedded applications is significantly reduced. As with all of Kontron's ETXexpress products, OEM customers benefit from long-term availability, robust construction and a function-tested, future-proof design.

At 170 x 145mm and with a height of just 1U including computer-on-module, the Kontron ETXexpress miniBaseboard is easily integrated in embedded applications. OEMs also benefit from the optional power input ranging from 8.5-18V provided by the four-pin ATX power connector that makes integration into different applications even more convenient.

The Kontron ETXexpress miniBaseboard provides a host of communication interfaces including one PCI express x1 slot, one ExpressCard54 slot on the backside, one 32 bit PCI slot, six USB 2.0 ports and one Gigabit Ethernet interface. In addition, storage media can connect to ETXexpress computer-on-modules via four SerialATA interfaces, and one CF card slot and a 44-pin IDE interface are offered. The ETXexpress miniBaseboard also provides S3 cold support for PC sleep modes. Flat panels are controlled via two standardized Jili LVDS interfaces. Additional graphics are connected through a DVI output (with VGA support). Digital sound on optical SPDIF connector and pin header, as well as HD audio with AC97 sound, complete the feature set.

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