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CPU board touts Intel cores for improved speed, performance

Posted: 29 May 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:CPU? processor board? quad-core CPU?

Kontron has unveiled the CP3003 Quad-Core 3U CompactPCI processor board based on the 3rd generation Intel Core processor technology. The board claims to provide customers with up to twice the processing performance and up to four times better 3D graphics performance compared to predecessor boards working at the same power dissipation envelope.

This makes the Kontron CP3003 suited for applications that require high-end computing performance in space-constrained environments, such as industrial, transportation, test and measurement, medical and military applications.

The Kontron CP3003 comes with Intel's dual and quad-core CPU performance that is scalable up to the 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-3612QE processor. For applications requiring lower performance and heat dissipation further low voltage and ultra-low voltage processors are available.

Compared to its predecessors, the integrated DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1 capable Intel HD4000 graphics provides an extensive performance boost and supports three independent displays. On two SODIMM sockets, the Kontron 3U CompactPCI processor board CP3003 features up to 16GB DDR3 1,600MHz ECC-protected memory for increased data integrity and system stability. Additionally, up to 32GB of SLC NAND Flash can be integrated to hold complete operating systems or application code which substantially increases overall system speed and availability. The Kontron CP3003 is available as single slot (4HP) version or as double slot version (8HP). The base board offers 1x VGA, 2x USB 2.0 and 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports on the front panel and further USB 2.0, COM (RS-232), and SATA 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s interfaces onboard or via the rear I/O connector. The Kontron CP3003-HDD extension module adds 2x DisplayPorts, 1x USB 3.0, 1x Gigabit Ethernet and a Serial port available on the front plus the option to hold a CFast module or up to 2x 2.5-inch HDD/SSD. As a second extension, an XMC carrier is available.

Security features
To guarantee the highest data and system security, an optional Trusted Platform Module offers the required encryption, verification and storage capabilities for security-sensitive applications. The implemented Wake on LAN functionality allows the board to save energy when not in operation and to be woken up from suspense state via remote connection. The Kontron CP3003 also provides a PCI 32bit, 33MHz (66MHz on request) CompactPCI interface supporting the PCI passive mode feature. When installed in a system master slot, the CompactPCI interface is enabled, whereas the interface will be isolated when installed in a peripheral slot.

The Kontron CP3003 runs with Linux, Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and VxWorks.

Highly integrated board support packages support all onboard hardware devices.

Full production of the Kontron 3U CompactPCI processor board CP3003 is scheduled for 3Q12.

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