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30 November 2009

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 board with the innovative Kontron CP308-MEDIA adds extensive multimedia capabilities to embedded computing.

The Kontron CP308 features the high performance 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo processor up to 2.26 GHz, the most powerful embedded Intel GS45 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub, up to 8 GByte of energy efficient DDR3 RAM, and the Intel I/O Controller Hub ICH9M. With its excellent computing and multimedia performance, it is the perfect solution for applications such as: digital signage, passenger information and entertainment, process and quality control, surveillance and security in the transportation, aerospace, military and industrial automation markets.

Kontron CP308-MEDIA capabilities

The Kontron CP308-MEDIA features two DisplayPort interfaces on the front for direct-drive, end-to-end communication between the board and different panels. Compared to DVI or LVDS DisplayPort reduces cabling, connector footprint and minimizes the need for additional monitor electronics for panel control. Furthermore, the latching DisplayPort connector guarantees outmost mechanical stability. With conventional adapters, DisplayPort also connects to HDMI, DVI or VGA monitors. The optical S/P-DIF-Out transmits digital Intel HD Audio. Analog audio signals are transmitted via the stereo audio ports for Line In, Line Out and Microphone. Onboard the Kontron CP308-MEDIA features connectors for COM, SATA, a SD/SDHC socket, a CompactFlash socket and a Mini PCI Express socket. Extending the Kontron CP308-MEDIA via an additional Mini PCI Express device like WLAN, GPRS, Network or SSD, the CPU board offers maximum flexibility.

The Kontron CP308-MEDIA runs with Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or XP embedded – the upcoming Windows 7 will also be supported. Highly integrated board support packages support all onboard hardware devices. Samples of the Kontron CP308-MEDIA extension module are available now. Full production is scheduled for Q4, 2009.

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