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Kontron expands its industrial temperature Computer-on-Module By-Design product line with new ETXexpress(r)-PC-XT


Poway, CA, March 17, 2010 – Re-engineered for proven functionality in extended temperature applications, Kontron today announced the expansion of its industrial temperature Computer-on-Module “by-design” product line with the new Kontron ETXexpress®-PC-XT. The new Basic form factor COM Express™ Type 2 module, which is a sister product to the commercial-grade Kontron ETXexpress®-PC module that features the 45 nm Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and Intel® GS45 chipset, has been redesigned using only components that will be functional under industrial temperature E2 range requirements from -40 to +85 °C. The Kontron ETXexpress®-PC-XT meets growing customer demand for embedded computing solutions that provide high reliability in extreme environmental operating conditions that can range from very high to very low temperatures typically experienced in a military-aerospace, transportation and outdoor signage applications.

Enabling companies to reduce time-to-market with a COTS solution, this true industrial-grade “by design” module eliminates the risk of a failed system in the field and is an optimal alternative to screening commercial-grade products. Customers also alleviate the investment in 100% screening needed in commercial-grade modules with a “by design” product. For critical system applications that have constant or repeated exposure to extreme temperatures or temperature fluctuations, Kontron ensures that all ETXexpress®-PC-XT components are fully industrial temperature rated and are vendor-confirmed to withstand temperatures from -40°C to +85°C. In addition, the modules offer a high shock and vibration-resistant design with a soldered processor and chipset. As a further resource to its customers, Kontron has also qualified a number of memory and cooling products for a complete extended temperature solution.

The Kontron ETXexpress®-PC-XT Computer-on-Modules provide an extensive range of I/O features such as 8x USB 2.0 for external peripherals, 5x PCI Express® x1, PCI Express x16 Graphics, integrated graphic support for GEN4 technology, 4x Serial ATA with RAID functionality as well as Gigabit Ethernet and Intel® High Definition Audio. It also supports up to 8 GB DDR3 system memory and provides a stacked DDR3 SO-DIMM socket on top side of module for greater design scalability.

The Kontron ETXexpress®-PC-XT Computer-on-Module is available now in North America. It supports Linux, VxWorks as well as the Windows® OS family, including Windows Vista®, XP, 2000, XPe, CE and the new Windows 7®.

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About Kontron

Kontron, the global leader of embedded computing technology, designs and manufactures embedded and communications standards-based, rugged COTS and custom solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron’s diverse product portfolio includes: boards & mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs & displays, systems & platforms, and rugged & custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance and has been a VDC Platinum Vendor for Embedded Computer Boards 5 years running. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit:

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