Kontron introduces seven embedded computing boards based on 3rd Generation Intel Core microprocessors

ECHING, Germany, 3 May 2012. Embedded computing expert Kontron in introducing seven computer boards for military embedded systems and other embedded computing applications that feature the quad-core 3rd Generation Intel Core microprocessor, the long-awaited advanced processor from Intel formerly known as Ivy Bridge that was announced in April.

Kontron is offering COM Express basic, Flex-ATX, Mini-ITX, AdvancedMC, 3U and 6U CompactPCI, and 3U VPX CPU boards based on the Intel Core i7-3615QE and Core i7-3612QE, and are for military, avionics, industrial-control, and medical applications, Kontron officials say.

Kontron's computer boards also support as much as 16 gigabytes of dual channel DDR3 memory, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, PCI Express 3.0, and USB 3.0. The AdvancedMC processor is for MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA based telecommunications applications.

The Intel 3rd Generation Core i7 processor is based on 22-nanometer 3-D tri-gate transistor technology. Kontron boards with this processor provide as much as 20 percent enhanced computing power and as much as 40 percent increased performance per Watt compared to designs based on the 2nd generation Intel Core processors, company officials say.

The improved Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) floating point instruction set is appropriate for aerospace and defense signal processing applications.

Other advancements of the 3rd Generation Intel Core processors include integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 that features more than 16 execution units, and native support of three independent digital display interfaces.

An MPEG-2 hardware decoding unit helps decode several HD videos in parallel. The processors support the Intel Flexible Display Interface (FDI), DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1.

For more information contact Kontron online at www.kontron.com.

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