Fast COM Express graphics engine is ready for design-in

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Kontron's ETXexpress-690 Computer-on-Module is now available for evaluation so that developers can immediately begin platform and application testing as well as implementation into application-specific custom carrier board designs.

The Kontron ETXexpress-690 COM Express Computer-on-Module is based on the latest AMD M690E and SB600 embedded chipset with the integrated Radeon X1200 graphics core and has been tested for DirectX 9, OpenGL as well as hardware accelerated MPEG and WMV9 decoding capabilities using the newest range of benchmarking tools. Kontron says up to 256MB of graphics memory, anti-aliasing and 3D texture come together to make the Kontron ETXexpress-690 Computer-on-Module number-one on the list of the relevant benchmarks, ie 3D Mark 05 and Maxton Cinebench 10.0.

The Kontron ETXexpress-690 is designed for graphic-intensive applications requiring a well-balanced Computer-on-Module that combines comprehensive high-performance 2D and 3D graphics with adequate processing performance. Such applications also benefit from the relatively low thermal design power of 10-35W, making possible designs with fully-sealed and rugged housings with passive conduction cooling. Therefore the Kontron ETXexpress-690 Computer-on-Module is suitable for a wide range of embedded designs, including medical, industrial and security imaging applications, powerful HMIs for process visualization, CAD and digital mock-up systems as well as POS/POI, gaming and multimedia.

The ETXexpress-690 offers processing performance ranging from the single-core 1.0GHz Mobile AMD Sempron 2100+ processor up to the dual-core AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52 with 1.6GHz. Performance is further boosted by 800MHz FSB, 256MB shared memory and up to 4GB dual-channel DDR2-800 SO-DIMM memory. The two banks of DDR2 memory ensure extremely fast graphics processing performance.

It is COM Express-compliant and comes with a interfaces that conform to the PICMG COM.0 specification’s Type 2 pin-out. Extensive I/O options ensure application flexibility and include PCI Express 3x1 lanes + PEG 1x8, 10/100/1000Mbit Ethernet, eight USB 2.0 ports and dual video streaming capabilities to mention just a few. For enhanced data safety, the Kontron ETXexpress-690 offers a RAID 0,1,10 subsystem along with AHCI and four SerialATA 300 ports for quick hard drive access.

Kontron's new ETXexpress-690 Computer-on-Module supports Windows XP, Windows XPe, Windows CE, Windows Vista and Linux and is now available for ordering.

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