Over the next few years we will see an explosion of new
small form factor fanless systems hit the marketplace to serve the increasing
need for portability. Business road warriors and text messaging teens drove
mobility product needs encouraging innovation in small form factors. Now businesses
will look to new small, yet rugged, embedded devices to boost business
productivity and efficiency with innovative web based applications that capture
and process data for real time business intelligence and predictive decision
making whenever and wherever needed.
new 45 nanometer Atom™ processor, which delivers a processor
thermal design power specification ranging from subwatt to 2.5 watts for mobile
devices. This revolutionary new processor, with its 47 million transistors is
already being designed into custom portable systems, using Kontron’s tightly
integrated KTUS15/mITX or nanoETXexpress-SPboards. These high quality fanless
systems based on Kontron custom design and manufacturing will
offer the quality, reliability and lower cost of ownership needed by the
embedded product industry, while providing the thermal and power management
needed for flexible devices serving needs for portability. Kontron’s extensive
experience in communications technologies will ensure that each new custom
system is designed and integrated to minimize data access and processing
latency while minimizing power use. When the explosion of Intel Atom processor
based fanless portable devices hit the marketplace later this year, will you be
ready with your product offering?
Where can we expect to see these new portable products?
Kontron expects that many rugged, long life products will be used to facilitate
automation, medical equipment, the transportation industry, retail and
warehouse inventory management and e-commerce. What are some of the
applications that you think will take off with the availability of the new
Intel Atom processor?