Rugged conduction-cooled dual-core CompactPCI CPU boards - Embedded.com

Rugged conduction-cooled dual-core CompactPCI CPU boards

Munich, Germany – The Kontron ITC-320 series is a range of 3U CompactPCI CPU boards using a high performance and long-term available processing chipset from the Intel embedded architecture. The series features three types of high performance single and dual-core Intel processors in four different designs, including a Rugged Conduction-Cooled version for reliable operation in even the harshest environments. Equipped with the latest dual-core 1.5 GHz Intel Core2 Duo LV processor, the CompactPCI CPU board is able to meet highly demanding signal and data processing requirements. Using the 1.2 GHz Intel Core Duo processor provides the optimal performance-per-watt ratio for applications that need to balance computing performance with low power consumption. The series also supports the 1.0 GHz Intel Celeron M processor which is a good choice when power dissipation is a critical issue.

CompactPCI CPU boards for demanding embedded applications

The Kontron ITC-320 series features all the high performance I/Os that are available on the latest laptop PCs such as the UXGA graphics controller with PCI-Express, two Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces configurable by software either on the front RJ-45 connectors or on the rear J2 connector, quad SATA 150 ports and quad USB 2.0 ports. An onboard USB connector is able to support a standard USB Flash disk module within the 4HP form factor. The onboard SATA 150 connector extends the storage capacity of the Compact PCI CPU board with the use of a 2.5'' device in a larger 8HP form factor. Furthermore, the board can easily run high demanding applications with its high-performance and PCI software backwards compatible PCI-Express port which is configurable either as x4 or quad x1.

The Rugged Conduction-Cooled (RC) version of the CompactPCI CPU boards enlarges the application range of the product for harsh environments. The RC design supports operational temperatures ranging from “40°C to +85°C according to VITA 47 recommendations. It uses the same Printed Circuit Board as the commercially built product in order to guarantee full binary compatibility between versions.

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