Kontron grows COM Espress and mini-ITX board ranges with Intel CPUs

February 25, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Kontron has added the COMe-cBL6 COM Express Computer-on-Module and the mITX-BDU-U mini Motherboard, both using 5th-generation Intel Core SoC processors as well as Intel Celeron processors.

Kontron positions the boards as being suitable for environments that require multi-touch display systems or maximising performance with limited power consumption.

The COMe-cBL6 with pin-out type 6 is highly scalable and covers a wide range of requirements hosting Intel Core i7 processors to Intel Celeron processors. Up to 8 GB of energy-efficient DDR3LRAMs is available for the highest memory demands. Optional soldered memory can withstand the most rugged and robust applications. 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 at 6 Gbit/sec, 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 via a fast 1x PCIe x 4 port. Support of multi-voltage power units (8.5 to 20 V) and the MARS smart battery system simplifies mobile and battery-operated designs. The board supports Microsoft Windows 8.1u and 7, WEI8.1, WES7 as well as Linux and VxWorks.

mITX is an embedded, low powered Motherboard with Intel i7, i5, and i3 5th generation 14nm Core processors. This ultra-thin profiled Motherboard provides a low-powered platform with 15W CPUs in a 23mm profile. It can be powered by a 12V Notebook style power adapter or an internal 12V connector. The mITX supports three independent display pipes via 2 x Display port and LVDS. With four USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports, multiple device connections are supported. Two GE LAN ports and three SATA III ports supporting RAID levels 0 & 1 are provided as standard interfaces. There are also two 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.

Kontron; www.kontron.com/products/boards-and-mezzanines/embedded-motherboards/mini-itxmotherboards/