Kontron releases microETXexpress Starterkit for VxWorks 6.8 - Embedded.com

Kontron releases microETXexpress Starterkit for VxWorks 6.8


Eching, Germany – Kontron has introduced the Kontron microETXexpress Starterkit VxWorks, which has been validated by Wind River. The new COM Expresscompact kits expand Kontron’s range of evaluation platforms for real time applications built around the COM Expressform factors.

Kontron starter kits eliminate the problems that arise whenever an application is developed for a new operating system and new hardware. There are many variables that can make the integration of hardware and software difficult. Debugging to determine even the most minor error can be a time-consuming task. With pre-validated starter kits, risks for developers are minimized and time-to-market is shortened.

The Kontron microETXexpress Starterkits VxWorks are pre-configured and assembled with a Kontron microETXexpress Computer-on-Module in the newly defined COM Expresscompact form factor. 1GB system memory and a heatsink cooling solution are available for use with either the Kontron microETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module (Intel AtomProcessor Z530 (1.6GHz) and Intel SCH US15W) or with the Kontron microETXexpress-DC (Intel Atomprocessor N270, Intel 945GSE and Intel ICH7M).

The small size of Kontron’s 95mm x 95mm COM Expresscompact modules makes them suitable for appliances with strict space limitations such as mobile medical and in-factory asset management applications. These applications benefit from the optimized response behavior and flexibility of dedicated solutions.

The Kontron microETXexpress Starterkits VxWorks include all the necessary components pre-configured and ready to use. Users will find a Kontron COM Expresscompact microETXexpress Computer-on-Module with either a 1.6 GHz Intel Atomprocessor Z530 or 1.6 GHz Intel Atomprocessor N270, 1GB of DDR SO-DIMM system memory, a heatsink for low-profile cooling solutions, the Kontron ETXexpress miniBaseboard, a 12V pico power supply, plus all necessary cables and accessories.

Also included are an 8GB Wind River LiveUSB environment stick with Fedora Linux, complete with Wind River Workbench 3.2 (30-day evaluation), the Wind River Tilcon Interface Development Tool 5.7 and VxWorks 6.8. The kit also includes a 2GB USB stick with a preinstalled bootable VxWorks 6.8 demo image, with Wind River Tilcon Graphic demo applications.

Easy-to-use documentation and tutorial videos with sample use cases are part of the kit as well. Development can begin within minutes of opening the package, making the process easy for all levels of users. The option to purchase VxWorks licenses bundled with Kontron Computer-on-Modules is available.

In order to help customers reduce time-to-market, Kontron plans to provide more releases of VxWorks LiveUSB Evaluation Environments and Wind River Linux Board Support Packages for its Computer-on-Modules, providing developers of real-time applications a comprehensive Computer-on-Module range for VxWorks platforms.

For more information, click on the appropriate links: 
Kontron microETXexpress Starterkit VxWorks
Kontron COM Expresscompact microETXexpress-SP
Kontron COM Expresscompact microETXexpress-DC
Kontron expresscompact microETXexpress Computer-on-Modules

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