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Rugged Military COTS

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Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1,
85386 Eching / Munich,

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.

Kontron's rugged CP6001 CPU features energy efficient embedded Intel dual core processors.

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

High Data Rates Over the VPX infrastructure

The VPX VITA 46 has been one of the first modular computer open standards to define a connector and backplane infrastructure, allowing data transfers at rates in excess of one gigabit per physical channel.

Kontron’s Low-Power Embedded Motherboard for the Extended Temperature Range Accelerates the Development of ARM-Based SFF Designs

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.

23 September 2013

PMA Assures Customers on Safety and Standards Regulations for Commercial Aviation Installations Worldwide

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.

16 September 2013

Offering 10x the Bandwidth, the Application-Ready Kontron StarVX Ruggedises Mainstream Technology to Speed Deployment of 3D Reconstruction-Based Applications

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.

20 June 2013

Next Generation SYMKLOUD Media Platform is More Energy Efficient and Supplies More Than Double the Perfromance for Video Transcoding in the Cloud

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).

6 June 2013

Kontron’s New 3U VPX Board with Quad-Core Freescale QorIQ CPU Supports Hypervisor Technologies to Consolidate Multiple Applications into a Single Platform

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.

30 May 2013

CompactPCI Serial Mesh Performance Increases for Data-Intensive, High-Performance Applications

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.

11 March 2013

Kontron Introduces First 3U CompactPCI Serial Processor Board for Modular, High-Speed Applications

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.

27 February 2013

Kontron Now supports PICMG CompactPCI Specifications

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.

27 February 2013

Kontron Enables Integration of Server-Side Database Platform, Network Agents and Sensor Libraries

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.

19 December 2012

PLX and Kontron Announce PCI Express Fabric Breakthrough

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.

18 December 2012

Kontron microETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks 6.8

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

20 September 2010

New Kontron Panel PC Receives Editor’s Choice Award

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

11 May 2010

The NanoETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks from Kontron

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

22 April 2010

Kontron Embedded Computing Product Guide 2010 Now Available

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

18 April 2010

Kontron Offers Industrial Mini Panel PC with ARM9 Processor

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

11 April 2010

Kontron Introduces AdvancedMC with Quad-Core Processor

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

15 February 2010

Intel Core I7 Processor Technology Used in Kontron Embedded Platforms

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

26 January 2010

Kontron Computer-on-Module Range Now Includes Three New PC SKUs

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

24 January 2010

Kontron Introduces Its First Intel Core i7 Processor-Based VPX Blade

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

10 January 2010

Kontron CP308-MEDIA: One of the First Embedded Boards with DisplayPort

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

30 November 2009

Kontron Module Successfully Aids COTS Software Defined Radio

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

23 October 2009

Kontron Develops New MicroTCA Carrier Hubs

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

21 October 2009

Kontron Releases New Long-Term Industrial Server

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

14 October 2009

Kontron Unveils Robust Dual Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanine Board

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

5 October 2009


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