Kontron (News - Alert) has expanded its COM portfolio by launching a new family of COM Express compliant Power Architecture processor modules with Freescales QorIQ 32bit P2020 (COMe-cP2020) and the 64bit P5020 (COMe-cP5020) processor.
Computer on Modules (COM) are a highly integrated component of SBCs that support system expansion and application-specific customization. Kontron is a company specializing in embedded computing technology having more than 14 years of experience delivering solutions based computer-on-module technology.
The new COMs is planned to be found in a broad spectrum of applications, ranging from in-vehicle control or event-recording units, measurement systems, PLCs or closed-loop controls for synchronous motors or turbines, to company- or carrier-grade network and telecommunication appliances.
The new Kontron COMe-cP2020 is ideally suited for low-power, deeply embedded number crunching systems which do not require graphic functionality, but instead need especially high single threaded performance-per-watt of the Power Architecture.
With long-term availability of more than 10 years, and fanless operation and support for the extended temperature range up to -40 to +70 °C, the new module is designed to run in especially durable applications – even in harsh environments.
The Kontron COM Express basic-sized COMe-cP5020 targets high-bandwidth telecommunication and data processing applications. Its hardiness makes it a good fit to be used in long life cycle network applications in the medical, military and transportation markets.
With the new Kontron power architecture computer-on-modules, the company believes OEMs can experience the convenience and the design safety of a standard board solution with the flexibility of a full custom design, which can be realized via an application-specific carrierboard that is much faster to design than a complete baseboard.
Common features to both Computer-on-Modules are up to 2 GB of NAND Flash, as well as a socket for MicroSD cards on the module to offer reliable storage space for application data, according to the company.
The new Kontron Computer-on-Modules with power architecture come with board support packages for the important operating systems of Kontron Linux, WindRiver Linux and the realtime OS VxWorks. Kontron also offers a corresponding evaluation carrierboard, adapter cards for the different SerDes interfaces, and a complete starter kit for QorIQ COMs, which is currently in preparation.
The first samples of the Kontron COMe-cP2020 and COMe-cP5020 are available with immediate effect.
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Edited by Braden Becker