The need for embedded system portability is driving the evolution
(170x170mm) form factor. Just as mobile Internet devices (MIDs) are beginning
to proliferate in consumer markets, we are also seeing the need for small embedded
devices expand to support real-time decision making with business intelligence.
Whether a health care professional is accessing tests and records, or a field service
representative is accessing troubleshooting data, the needs for data, communications
and a small platform device are immediate.
New products from Intel and Kontron enable embedded computer
systems to shrink even further. The Intel® Atom™ processor raises the bar for portable
embedded processing power. When utilized on Kontron’s new nanoETXexpress
computer-on-module, which packs low power processing performance and high-end
graphics capabilities, as well as PCI Express and Serial ATA interfaces on a
credit card footprint of merely 55x84mm. board, Kontron’s high speed, digital logic with
a 12-layer stacking PCB design,ensures signal integrity, reduces radiation, improves
signal quality, and aids in the decoupling of the power bus, all resulting in high quality
electromagnetic compatibility needed to support new Intel Atom based small, low
power system designs.
Kontron’s high quality electromagnetic compatibility, lowpower processing performance
and flexible interfaces allows the custom systems designer to best take advantage of
the Intel Atom processor’s capabilities. Kontron would like to know which of the capabilities
of the Intel Atom processor that you think will propel the processor to the greatest success
in the embedded world. Hyperthreading? LVDS? The simultaneous independent use
of 2 displays? The small form factor?
Kontron – Nancy Pantone