Monday, February 27, 2006

Press Release: The new Intel® Core™ Duo and Core™ Solo Processors are supported by Kontron’s Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboard

You have got to click on the image to see the "fullness" of the Mini-ITX' offering. Boy, the motherboard is so packed together, you can barely see any vacant spaces around it. It just goes to prove how the new Intel® Core™ Duo Processor is going to win it all in the performance/watt arena. Mini-ITX platform are mainly used for industrial type environment, and man, I am so drooling at the I/O this motherboard offers. Look at those audio stacks, wow, I'm sure this will perform just as well in a Digital Home environment.

The new Intel® Core™ Duo and Core™ Solo Processors are supported by Kontron’s Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboard

All you need on 17cm x 17 cm / 6.7" x 6.7"

Eching/Nuremberg, Germany, February 14th - Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, today launched the new 986LCD-M/mITX high-end Mini-ITX embedded motherboard. Kontron’s 986LCD-M/mITX supports the latest dual core low power processors, Intel® Core™ Duo T2500 (2 GHz) / Intel Core Duo L2400 (1,6 GHz) or Intel Core Solo processor T1300 (1.6 GHz), with Intel 945GM + ICH7M Embedded Chipset. The Intel Core Duo mobile processor and on-board Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 provides extreme performance for embedded applications with low power consumption. The board is designed for processor and graphics intensive applications such as gaming, medical technology, multi media, point of information, point of sale, data communications and high-end thin clients.

Kontron’s 986LCD-M/mITX has superior graphics performance with Intel’s next generation on-board graphics controller - the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The board is also equipped with various video outputs, such as on-board LVDS, 16x PCI-Express slot, S-Video out and dual digital LCD drive, supported via the SDVO interface by ADD2 cards.

The various interfaces offered by Kontron’s 986LCD-M/mITX meet and exceed the latest standard offerings for embedded motherboards: 1x PCI slot, 2x ATA, 2x SATA, 8x USB2.0, 2x RS232C, 2x IEEE1394, 3x GbE LAN, LPT, 2x mini PCI connector sockets, 7.1ch sound, amplified stereo sound out and GPIOs.

Like Kontron’s other embedded motherboards, the Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX has more than five years of product availability and offers various hardware monitoring functions through Kontron’s API interface software. The Kontron 986LCD-M/mITX is the 5th model in Kontron’s embedded Mini-ITX series which covers technologies from Ultra Low Voltage Intel Celerons processors to the latest Intel Core Duo and Core Solo processors.

Kontron’s 986LCD-M/mITX sample board will be available Q2, 2006.

About Mini-ITX
Mini-ITX is a new ATX-compatible motherboard standard that has quickly gained great acceptance from professional users. At a mere 17 cm x 17 cm, Mini-ITX is the smallest ATX-compatible motherboard form factor. These small dimensions enable its use in very compact housings and systems. All Mini-ITX boards from Kontron are specially designed for use in embedded systems, and are therefore built to be robust and available in the long-term.


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