Kontron delivers the next generation of IoT-ready modular products with robust design and sophisticated technology
Augsburg, 24th February 2015 – Kontron, leading provider of embedded computing technologies (ECT), presents the new COM Express Computer-on-Module Kontron COMe-cBL6 and the mini Motherboard mITX-BDU-U. Both the COM Express and mITX are IoT ready and equipped with 5th generation Intel® Core™ SoC processors as well as Intel® Celeron® processors.
The new COM Express module and the mITX are both suitable for various environments that require multi-touch display systems or maximizing limited power consumption. Design examples with such requirements include:
Human Machine Interfaces used in automation or medical image processing
Industrial tablet PC’s for logistics, retail or production markets.
Surveillance and Security systems
PICMG COMe-cBL6 in detail
The COM Express Computer-on-Module Kontron COMe-cBL6 with pin-out type 6 is highly scalable and covers a wide area of requirements utilizing Intel® Core™ i7 processors to Intel® Celeron® processors. Intel’s latest 14nm process technology, the 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors have faster CPU performance, higher graphics performance, and low energy consumption. Up to 8 GB of energy-efficient DDR3LRAMs satisfy even the highest memory demands. Optional soldered memory can withstand the most rugged and robust applications. State-of-the-art multi-display designs can be connected via three independent display ports. Two have been implemented as DP++ (DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI) and one as a Dual-Channel LVDS. 4x SATA ports with 6 Gbit’s, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 2x USB 3.0 and 6x USB 2.0 are provided as standard interfaces. Application-specific extensions on the carrier board can be attached quickly via a fast 1x PCIe x 4 port. In addition, support of multi-voltage power units (8.5 to 20 V) and the smart battery system MARS simplifies mobile and battery-operated designs. The COM Express Computer-on-Module Kontron COMe-cBL6 supports Microsoft Windows 8.1u and 7, WEI8.1, WES7 as well as Linux and VxWorks.
mITX in detail: Kontron’s Motherboard mITX is an embedded, low powered Motherboard with Intel 5th generation 14nm Core processors i7, i5, and i3, This ultra-thin profiled Motherboard provides a low powered platform with 15W CPUs in 23mm envelope. It can be powered by a 12 volt Notebook style power adapter or an internal 12 volt connector. The mITX supports 3 independent display pipes via 2 x Display port and LVDS. With 4 USB 3.0 and 3 USB 2.0 ports, multiple device connections are supported. Two GE LAN ports and 3 SATA III ports supporting RAID levels 0 & 1 are provided as standard interfaces. There are also 2 DDR3L SO-DIMM sockets supporting 16G DDR3 memory. Kontron’s mITX supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Linux operating systems. As with all of Kontron’s Motherboards, the mITX-BDU-U has up to 7 years availability.
Serial production of both the COMe-cBL6 and the mITX-BDU-U with full software support is planned for Q2/2015.
The data sheet, order form and further information on the PICMG-compliant Computer-on-Modules can be found on the Kontron COM Express Website
Further information on the mITX Motherboard can be found on the Kontron mITX website: