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Kontron – Computer modules with 3rd gen Intel Core processors in numerous variants (COM Express basic COMe-bIP)Aug 16 2012 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
Kontron has announced support for the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors on 14 COM Express basic Computer-on-Module variants. The new Kontron COM Express basic COMe-bIP# modules – available in both the Type 2 and Type 6 pin-outs each with numerous different processors – offer long-term availability, an unprecedented level of graphics and processing performance, support of three independent displays, USB 3.0 and fast PCI-Express Gen 3.0.
Design engineers of high-end intelligent embedded computer systems, such as those for medical and digital signage solutions, who have to efficiently balance out performance, Watts and costs, benefit from this highly-scalable range of 3rd generation modules which is set to be further extended in the near future says the company.
Applications with tight thermal restrictions in medical, digital signage, infotainment, point of sale and unmanned aerospace and defence applications also benefit from the up to 40% increased performance per watt ratio of this new benchmark processor series. This increased efficiency is just one result of the innovative 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate manufacturing process. Additionally, the 3rd generation Intel Core processor-based modules possess up to 20% enhanced computing capability and integrated HD graphics with 30% more graphic execution units. Furthermore, the improved Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX) and SSE floating point instruction sets for signal processing as well as OpenCL 1.1 support provide developers an ideal platform to deliver increased computing capabilities for high performance embedded computing applications in markets such as military, avionics and medical. Vision systems benefit from the supported USB 3.0 interface: the new cost efficient bandwidth king for plug & play devices that delivers up to ten times more performance over previous USB 2.0 interfaces. With integrated support for the latest PCI Express technology, solutions that feature the Kontron COMe-bIP# will have the ability to enable fast wireless connectivity through cutting-edge 3G/4G add-on modems and other communications devices. These features serve the market for connected intelligent platforms that deliver optimized up-time via remote manageability and native system security.More news from Kontron