Not only are the power and performance limits of multi-core technologies being pushed to their limits, so are the software elements that work with them. An outstanding example of this is the technology pairing of the Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP computer-on-module based on the Intel® AtomTM Z5xx series processors and the new BIOS-less fastboot capabilities enabled by QNX Software. The boot time of the system under the BIOS-less fastboot is comparable to that of a light being switched on. See a live demo of this technology pairing for your self in the Kontron booth (#1001) during this week's Embedded Systems Conference in Boston, MA. Can't make it out to the show? Check out the YouTube version of the demo. We've pushed the capabilities of multi-core technologies this far; imagine the possibilities of where we have yet to go.
Kontron - Christine Van De Graaf - Product Marketing Manager, Embedded Modules Division