Kontron Rugged Military COTS

Kontron is at the very forefront of embedded technology for military applications. We supply sophisticated, leading-edge Military Rugged COTS boards and systems, technical support, life-cycle and program management capabilities to the world’s leading defense agencies and contractors.

Our experience in the military markets is evidence in over 20 years of servicing customers in harsh application environments. The success of our COTS products has allowed us to leverage designs and technology for use in the most sensitive military applications. Kontron supplies the world’s leading defense agencies and contractors through our expansive product portfolio.

High-performance 3U VPX rugged PC

Kontron’s VPX3 product family is the ideal solution for rapid bring up and deployments of 3U VPX embedded computers.

With the VX3020, Kontron is offering an Intel® multicore rugged computer board with a complete set of I/O features allowing rapid design of embedded PCs in VPX form factor.

The VX3020 design is based on long life cycle chipsets from Intel® Embedded Architecture in order to protect customers investments. Every step of the design has been driven by efficiency, safety and harsh environments compatibility.

Features include:

  • VX3020 SBC implements VITA 46.0, 46.4, 46.7, 46.9
  • PCIe (4x), SATA, Gigabit Ethernet on the VPX Backplane
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core ® Core™2 Duo Processor
  • Easy bring up: Turnkey 3U VPX computer

Dual-core rugged CPU

Kontron’s rugged CP6001 CPU features energy efficient embedded Intel dual core processors. With the 1.2 GHz Intel® Core™ Duo U2500 ULV processor and the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo L7400 LV processor, the CP6001 has extraordinary performance-per-watt values.

Designed to withstand even the toughest environmental conditions, the passively cooled CP6001 featuring up to 4 GByte of soldered RAM and 2GByte soldered application flash comes in three rugged levels – defined as R1, R2 and R3. All three versions are available with E2 capabilities The R1-version is designed for standard application requirements in air-cooled environments. The R2-version is ruggedized for high shock and vibration environments. The R3-version is fully conduction cooled.

Features include:

  • Low power consumption Intel® ULV Core Duo 1.2GHz and LV 1.5GHz Core2 Duo processors
  • High computing and graphic performance via 945 chipset
  • Three Rugged Levels -R1, R2, R3 – for demanding application requirements
  • High shock & vibration resistant and conduction cooled versions
  • Comprehensive I/O capabilities, 3x GbE, 4x SATA, 2x DVI, onboard HDD, Flash

6U VME rugged quad core SBC with IPMI

The PENTXM4 features two low power dual-core Intel Xeon processors running at 1.67GHz and E7520 chipset and offers high speed, server-class performance for advanced embedded applications.

The single slot PENTXM4 SBC is ideal for thermally constrained environments and includes all the up to date I/O standard interfaces required in a server blade PC. Furthermore, the PENTXM4 product supports the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification for easy integration in complex systems. The PENTXM4 is therefore ideal for bandwidth intensive applications both in a standalone or in a complex cluster configuration.

Features include:

  • Up to 4GB of DDR2-SDRAM
  • 4GB soldered USB FLASH disk option
  • Dual Ethernet 10/100/1000 configurable on front or rear VITA 31
  • Dual USB 2.0 ports
  • Dual SATA ports
  • PCI-Express x4 expansion port on P0
  • XMC/PMC and PMC slots
  • IPMI VITA 38 Board Management Controller option

3U Compact PCI conduction-cooled turnkey subsystems

Our modular embedded computers are 3U cPCI rugged COTS subsystems designed to meet requirements of cost effective solution, low-power dissipation, compact dimension, conduction-cooled enclosure and come as a turnkey subsystem with preloaded real-time software.

Modular embedded computers are targeting markets where high efficiency and reliability are necessary in harsh environments, especially in avionics, vetronics and navtronics applications. The MEC-PPC-AV1 is the first member of the PowerPC modular embedded computers series.

The MEC-PPC-AV1 is targeted towards the avionics market because of its ATR footprint dimensions, 28 VDC power supply, lightweight structure in aluminium, conduction cooled dissipation, MIL-STD-1553 links, MIL-C-38999 connectors and a very low power consumption of less than 17W.

3U CompactPCI rugged blade PC

The ITC-320 series enables the design of cost effective, high performance embedded computers able to meet the new challenges in military and defense, transport and industrial applications. The ITC-320 is available with on-board soldered Intel® Core™2 Duo processor clocked at 1.5GHz, Core™ Duo processor clocked at 1.2GHz or Celeron™ processor clocked at 1.07GHz as a different build option. The ITC-320 is also available in Air-Cooled and Rugged Conduction-Cooled versions.

Features include:

  • 3U cPCI SBC for Rugged Environments
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo, Core™ Duo, Celeron™ CPU
  • Air cooled and rugged conduction-cooled builds
  • Up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • USB2.0 FLASH disk socket
  • 2x GigEthernet ports configurable front or rear on J2
  • PCI-Express x4 configurable as 4 x1 on rear J2
  • Triple USB2.0 and Triple SATA ports

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Kontron Launches TRACe, an EN50155-certified Fanless Transportation Computer Product Line

Leading global provider of embedded computer technology Kontron has launched TRACe, its new family of operational computers designed specifically for the transportation market.

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11 June 2014

Leading global provider of embedded computer technology Kontron has launched TRACe, its new family of operational computers designed specifically for the transportation market.

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27 November 2013

Kontron has launched its new rugged performance-per-watt champion to low-power 3U CompactPCI systems at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES trade show with its CP3010-SA CompactPCI processor board.

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19 November 2013

The COBALT (Computer Brick Alternative) system was released today by Kontron at MILCOM conference.

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23 September 2013

With its new low-power embedded motherboard for the extended temperature range, Kontron is accelerating the development of especially robust and energy-saving ARM-based SFF designs. The Kontron motherboard KTAM33874/pITX is equipped with the Ti Sitara 3874 processor and provides tablet PC class performance and a comprehensive range of standard and embedded computing interfaces.

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18 September 2013

Expanding the two companies' successful relationship, Kontron today is named as the preferred provider of Airborne Servers and Cabin Wireless Access Points (CWAPs) for Rockwell Collins' new wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.

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16 September 2013

Kontron today announced that it has received US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) on the company's next-generation ACE Flight 600 general purpose airborne server. This milestone signifies that the airborne server meets the high safety and regulatory standards required for commercial aviation, and is suitable for aircraft installations worldwide.

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11 September 2013

At the DSEI 2013 (Defence Security and Equipment International) Exhibition in London, Kontron presented a new 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch that is designed to significantly enhance and standardise data throughput in network-centric OpenVPX applications.

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21 June 2013

Today at the Paris Air Show, Kontron (Hall 4 - Booth A76-B76) introduced the VX3327, a new 3U VPX graphics card with AMD Embedded Radeon E6760 GPU, designed to meet the latest demands in avionics and military technology. With its 480 computing cores, Kontron's OpenVPX-compliant board delivers a parallel data processing performance of up to 576 GFLOPs.

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20 June 2013

Kontron's StarVX High Performance Embedded Computer (HPEC) system brings supercomputing I/O bandwidth and performance, previously only achieved in IT datacenters, to the battlefield. Based only on mainstream IT technology (TCP/IP, PCIe, Intel processors ) for greater platform support and assured longevity, the 3U VPX-based Kontron StarVX enables military systems developers to drastically reduce the process from design to field deployment of radar, sonar, autonomous vehicles and other 3D reconstruction-based systems.

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14 June 2013

Kontron announced today the new embedded Mini-ITX motherboard KTQ87/mITX based on 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors and the Intel Embedded Q87 chipset. The new motherboard offers engineers leading-edge embedded processing performance as well as up to 4K graphics in a compact ATX-compliant footprint.

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11 June 2013

Kontron today announced the launch of the COM Express basic Computer-on-Module COMe-bHL6 that accelerates and eases the implementation of 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Celeron processors into individual application platforms.

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7 June 2013

Parallel to the launch of the fourth-generation Intel Core processors, Kontron has announced its support of this new microarchitecture on a broad range of long-term available systems, boards and modules.

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6 June 2013

Kontron, a global leader of telecom, network and cloud infrastructure platform solutions, announced today that the SYMKLOUD MS2900 Media platform now supports the newly released 4th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor. Expected graphics performance levels are more than double the previous generation with its integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200 (GT3e).

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30 May 2013

Kontron introduced today, its latest 3U VPX PowerPC processor board, tailored for rugged embedded systems that need to process compute-intensive applications using the lowest possible power consumption. To meet this requirement, the Kontron 3U VPX processor board VX3240 features the new, power optimized Freescale P2041 QorIQ quad-core processor.

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11 April 2013

With today's introduction of Kontron's new ready-to-use SMARC Starterkit, the company enables developers to gain fast entry into the world of embedded ARM processors, which is now highly scalable thanks to SMARC Computer-on-Modules.

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14 March 2013

Kontron presents the new Kontron Passau II, a fanless, intelligent data concentrator for SCADA and control room systems. The 2U rackmount server, which can be extended on a modular basis, is designed to meet the highest requirements in electromagnetic immunity.

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11 March 2013

As part of its 'High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative', Kontron is launching the world's first 6U CompactPCI Serial Mesh 10 Gigabit Ethernet processor board together with a compliant chassis at the Embedded World 2013 trade show (hall 1, stand 460). For the first time, a CompactPCI system supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet and PCIe over backplane in addition to the common interfaces such as PICMG 2.16, SATA and HDMI.

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5 March 2013

As part of its 'High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative', at the Embedded World 2013 trade show in Nuremberg, Kontron is presenting a 3U CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) compliant chassis platform as well as peripheral boards for 10 Gigabit and Gigabit Ethernet, XMC-based I/O and SATA hard disks.

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27 February 2013

As part of its 'High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative', Kontron is showcasing its first 3U CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) processor board at the Embedded World 2013 trade show in Nuremberg. The Kontron CPS3003-SA comes equipped with latest 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors and, for the first time, offers PCI Express Gen 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA 6G and Gigabit Ethernet over backplane.

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27 February 2013

At the Embedded World 2013 trade show, Kontron (hall 1, stand 460) has announced the launch of its 'High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative'. As of today, Kontron will extend its support to include two CompactPCI standards, CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) for 3U form factors with PCIe, GbE, USB and SATA over backplane, as well as CompactPCI Serial Mesh (based on PICMG 2.20) for 6U form factors with 10GbE over backplane.

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15 February 2013

Kontron has announced today that the Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hubs (MCH) AM4904/AM4910 have been upgraded to include support of the MTCA.4 specification. Offering the MicroTCA enhancements for rear I/O and precision timing, the MCHs are ideally aligned with the requirements of high-speed data acquisition and processing applications.

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19 December 2012

Kontron is pleased to announce that the Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit now fully supports the Cumulocity M2M Application Platform. The cloud-based horizontal machine-to-machine (M2M) application platform delivers an integrated server-side database platform, network agents and sensor libraries to significantly reduce the efforts needed to bring the M2M connected sensors and devices into the cloud.

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18 December 2012

PLX Technology, a leading global supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, and Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology, have announced an industry breakthrough in the deployment of PCI Express (PCIe) technology as a backplane interconnect.

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29 November 2012

Kontron today introduced its latest ULP-COM standards-based Computer-on-Modules to help embedded OEMs drive down system costs for ultra-low power SFF (small form factor) solutions.

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22 November 2012

Kontron has released its new dual port 10 Gigabit XMC402 mezzanine card. OEMs and system operators can leverage the new XMC card to upgrade their communication structures quickly and cost-efficiently to 10 Gigabit bandwidth.

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14 November 2012

Today, Kontron (Hall A6, Stand 506) premiered its second new module in the ULP-COM (Ultra Low Power) standard, extending the successful and scalable Computer-on-Module concept to countless ultra low power and SFF smart devices.

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13 November 2012

At the electronica trade show (hall A6, stand 506) Kontron announces the extension of its Computer-on-Module (COM) portfolio with a new family of COM Express compliant Power Architecture processor modules with Freescales QorIQ 32bit P2020 (COMe-cP2020) and the 64bit P5020 (COMe-cP5020) processor.

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4 October 2010

Kontron has introduced the compact Kontron MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is specifically designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10Gb/s ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow-rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U p

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22 September 2010

The launch of the Kontron Computer-On-Module nanoETXexpress-TT brings four major innovations to the market, available in one single product. In addition to being Kontron’s first ultra-small form factor COM Express compatible module (55mm x 84mm) with the new Intel Atom processor E6XX, it is also

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20 September 2010

Following the successful release and market adoption of the Kontron nanoETXexpress starter kits earlier this year, Kontron is introducing a second tool to help jump start design - the Kontron microETXexpress Starterkit VxWorks validated by Wind River. The new COM Express compact kits expand Kon

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6 September 2010

Coinciding with the launch of the COM Express 2.0 specification by the PCI Industrial Manufacturers’ Group (PICMG), Kontron presents an additional version of the Computer-on-Module ETXexpress-AI based on the new COM Express Type 6 pin-out definition. As compared to the Type 2 pin-out de

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15 June 2010

The new Kontron Gigabit Ethernet Switch VX3910 offers 3U VPX (VITA 46.x) and OpenVPX (VITA 65) platforms Enterprise-Class Switching functionality with a total of 28Gb Ethernet ports and advanced management features. With its implemented Kontron Embedded Network Technology, which offers the same a

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23 May 2010

The new, robust Kontron MicroTCA platforms OM6090D and OM7090D, which conform to MTCA.1, are specifically designed for high-end AdvancedMCs and feature an outstanding 10Gb/s Ethernet switched backplane, enabling the highest data flow rate. In their maximum configuration, both systems can be fitte

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11 May 2010

Kontron has announced that the panel PC Pico Client received a Deep Green Editor’s Choice award from Embedded Computing Design magazine on 14 April 2010. The Kontron Pico Client was singled out by editors for its ultra-small package and low power consumption making it a noteworthy solution

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27 April 2010

Kontron expands its extensive portfolio of long-term available Kontron Industrial Silent Severs (KISS) with a new Quad-Core 2U rack-mount platform in four variants. With the new Kontron Industrial Silent Server KISS 2U KTQ45/Flex, Kontron fills an extremely wide range of requirements for differen

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22 April 2010

Designed to enable easy and efficient development and validation of real-time appliances based on the smallest x86 solutions, Kontron introduced the Intel Atom Processor-based COM Express compatible Kontron nanoETXexpress Starterkit for the latest VxWorks platform. This special starter

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18 April 2010

With over 130 pages, the new Kontron product guide offers a comprehensive overview of over 300 products and Kontron value-added services including custom design and manufacturing for OEMs. The number of featured products has increased by 30% over last year and includes COTS boards and mezzani

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11 April 2010

The new RISC-based Kontron Panel PC Pico Client with 5.7in touch screen, which Kontron introduced at Embedded World in Nurnberg, Germany, is an extremely compact, cost-effective and energy-saving industrial panel PC. The front-side IP65-protected Kontron Pico Client with resistive 5.7in

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21 March 2010

Kontron announced today the new Kontron CG2100 Carrier Grade Server, with support of the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series, further extending Kontron's commitment to Telco customers by providing the latest in state-of-the-art rack mount servers. Kontron is also announcing added support for the Int

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4 March 2010

The new Kontron CP6930 6U switch brings 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching to CompactPCI and VME embedded systems and communication networks. With six SFP+ interfaces for 10Gb, two SFP interfaces for 1Gb Ethernet switching on the front and 24 GbE ports on the back, the new switch boosts the

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3 March 2010

The new Kontron ETXexpress-AI COM Express Computer-on-Module offers OEMs a new level of design flexibility thanks to its 32 nm Intel Core i7 / Core i5 processor technology, high energy efficiency, wide graphics support, customizable PCI Express configuration and ECC dual channel RAM to ensure d

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15 February 2010

Kontron has announced the introduction of the Kontron AM5030, one of the first advanced mezzanine cards (AMC) designed with a quad-core processor, at the Mobile World Congress on 15 February 2010. This new Kontron double-wide, full-size AMC module features the new Intel Xeon processor L

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3 February 2010

Thanks to the new PCI Express Butterfly Backplane, the long-term available Kontron Industrial Silent Server (KISS) 2U may be flexibly and cost-efficiently equipped with up to 4 PCI Express x4 cards and one PCI Express x16 (PEG) card. Based on a PICMG 1.3 CPU board, the processor performance is

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26 January 2010

Poway, CA, US — Kontron today announced the integration of the new Intel Core i7 processor across many of the company's popular embedded platforms including AdvancedMC, CompactPCI, COM Express and VPX. As a leader in standards-based and custom embedded solutions, Kontron's comple

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24 January 2010

Eching, Germany — Kontron's COM Express computer-on-modules (COMs) family ETXexpress now includes three new Kontron ETXexpress-PC SKUs, adding support for the Mobile Intel GM45 Express and Mobile Intel GL40 Express chipsets. Customers benefit from a greater performance range and sc

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10 January 2010

In the wake of the Intel Core i7 processor announcement at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Kontron today introduces the Kontron VX6060, an innovative VPX computing blade for parallel data and signal processing applications. With two independently implemented In

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30 November 2009

The new Kontron CP308 3U CompactPCI multicore board with the CP308-MEDIA extension card is one of the first embedded products to feature the new HD digital display interface standard DisplayPort. With S/P-DIF-Out audio and the stereo audio ports for Line In, Line Out and Microphone, the processor

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24 November 2009

At the SPS/IPC/DRIVES in Nuremberg Kontron introduces the next step in rugged MicroTCA platforms. The cost-optimized Kontron OM6062 MicroTCA.1 integrated platform is now available in a pre-validated configuration with the new MicroTCA.1-compliant Kontron AM5901 MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH), and Kon

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2 November 2009

The new Kontron Nano Client 10.4" is a fanless Touch Panel PC with Intel Atom Z5xx Processor, which is protected by a fully-sealed IP66 stainless steel housing and is recommended for use as an HMI for harsh environments with high hygiene requirements. Its open x86 architecture also facilitates va

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23 October 2009

Boston, Massachusetts, US – Kontron has announced that the company's Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP computer-on-module was tested in a software defined radio (SDR) solution and delivered breakthrough performance. According to performance testing conducted by PrismTech on its new SDR soluti

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21 October 2009

Eching, Germany - Kontron supplements its AdvancedMC/MicroTCA portfolio with the rollout of the new modular Kontron AM4904/AM4910 MicroTCA carrier hubs (MCHs). To fulfil the management needs of nearly all data-intensive MicroTCA applications, with GbE, sRIO, PCIe or even 10GB fabrics, th

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14 October 2009

Eching, Germany - Kontron's new KISS4U KTQ45 long-term available industrial server offers highest-level data processing for industrial applications thanks to its attractive Intel Core2 Quad processor Q9400 performance and a wide range of management features. Equipped with Inte

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5 October 2009

Eching, Germany – With the new dual gigabit Ethernet mezzanine board Kontron XMC-ETH2, all VPX, VME, CompactPCI and custom boards offering a PMC or XMC slot can be extended by two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, which can be individually routed to the front or to the backplane. Equipped with

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85386 Eching / Munich

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