0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 16, 2008 10:48 AM by Kontron_Pantone

    Shrinking Computers

    Brown Belt

      The need for embedded system portability is driving the evolution

      and volume of board designs from ATX (305x244mm) sizes down to the mini-ITX

      (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?




































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