At the SPS/IPC/Drives show, Kontron unveiled seven new credit card sized Computer-on-Modules based on the world’s leading form factor standard COM Express®. The performance range of the new COM Express® mini modules is highly scalable and covers the entire embedded range of Intel® Atom™ Processor E3800 and Intel® Celeron® Processor N2900 and J1900 Product Families, formerly codenamed ‘Bay Trail’. The most impressive feature of the new Kontron COMe-mBT10 Computer-on-Module family is the three times higher graphics performance compared to previous Intel® Atom™ processors coupled with unbeatable TDP (thermal design power) values. And although all the Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 based modules are designed for the extended temperature range from -40 to +85°C, they offer an extensive set of features, including PCIe extension options, new security functions, and optional ECC memory . The rich, powerful and flexible x86 featureset in combination with the low-power credit card-sized footprint make the new COM Express® mini Computer-on-Modules a perfect fit for an extremely wide range of new, graphic-rich multi-touch applications.
Users in all markets will benefit from double the performance, significantly improved performance-per-watt ratios and the long-term availability which the rugged new x86 modules offer. The range of applications includes everything from slim but graphics-rich and open, programmable industrial tablets and handheld PCs to in-vehicle systems and stationary HMIs and controllers. Targeted industries are POS/POI, infotainment, digital signage, gaming, and medical technology as well as industrial automation, and machine and plant engineering. With the availability of the new COM Express® mini Computer-on-Modules, developers can directly make use of the extensive x86 ecosystem and the world’s leading COM Express® form factor standard.