EKF was founded in 1972. In the late 70's, the company was developing standardized microcomputer components and accessory software as a replacement for conventional process control technology. As an independent systems manufacturer, EKF concentrated, from the very beginning, on complete solutions for industrial problems by using the latest in technology, with a focus on high reliability and long-term availability of all products.
In the beginning of the 80's the company expanded, thanks mainly to its innovative products based on EUROBUS, at this time the leading bus standard for Motorola CPUs. Since 1985 EKF supplies products for the VMEbus, likely the most accepted standard of the 90's for industrial modular computer systems.
In 1998, EKF started development and manufacture of CompactPCI® boards and systems as an economical alternative, based on Intel® low power (mobile) processors. Since then, CPCI modules turned out to be todays best choice for new modular designs. In addition, EKF is currently developing solutions for new standards such as CompactPCI® Express and AMC (µTCA™) CPU cards, and COM Express™ modules (COM = Computer on Module), incorporating the PCI Express and other high speed technolgy.
Further more, custom specific boards and systems are a growing part of EKF's extended product portfolio, including ruggedized solutions for the industrial temperature range and harsh environment. One example of such a turnkey solution is iAFIS, an efficiency information system introduced widely in the container glass industry all over the world, and hourly proving its quality under the most rugged of environments.
- CompactPCI Serial
- CompactPCI PlusIO
- cPCI Serial
- cPCI PlusIO