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Intel-based computer-on-modules

20 February 2008 Computer/Embedded Technology

Kontron recently launched the ETX-PM3, its new generation of Intel Pentium M and Celeron M processor based computer-on-modules. The ETX family now offers a high degree of scalability with a full range of performance, from Geode processing capabilities up to Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

The ETX-PM3 combines fast SerialATA hard drive access and extended sleep state modes with the aforementioned processors to round off the 3.0 generation of ETX computer-on-modules. Performance for the new module is provided by the low power Intel Celeron M processors from 600 MHz to 1,0 GHz and Pentium M processors from 1,4 GHz to 1,8 GHz.

Mobile applications will benefit from the module's new power saving feature: The 'suspend to RAM' functions ensure that power is supplied only to the RAM when all other system components are idle. This not only increases battery life, but also provides more convenient operation, enabling field personnel to awaken sleeping applications at the click of a button.

Additionally, this new computer-on-module incorporates 1 GB of DDR SDRAM as well as four x USB 2.0 interfaces, two x TTL serial interfaces and 10/100-Base Ethernet. Software support is provided for Microsoft Windows XP/XP Embedded, Windows 2000 and CE.NET as well as Linux and VxWorks.



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