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Embedded box PCs

6 July 2011 Computer/Embedded Technology

Kontron has announced two new robust and fanless embedded box PCs which feature a range of industrial interfaces.

The CB511, which has been developed to operate in especially tough environmental conditions, and is equipped with an Intel Atom N270, boasts high energy efficiency and is designed for the extended temperature range of -15°C to


+60°C. The CB 753 with Intel Core 2 Duo processor offers a compact construction with a high level of performance. It features two PCI slots and a PCI Express Mini Card slot for flexible configuration, making it suitable for a wide range of OEM applications.

With an extensive range of industrial interfaces, the computers can be integrated into OEM applications in the fields of automation, digital signage, gaming and infotainment. Due to their energy-efficient characteristics, passive cooling in the closed aluminium chassis suffices and makes them more robust than previous designs. Additionally, if rotation-free, Flash-based storage media are used, the operating noise is 0 dB, which makes the units relevant for noise-sensitive applications in medical technology where equipment is close to patients.

To ensure flexible application and integration in the future, Kontron offers both Box PCs with different mounting options for vertical and horizontal mounting or for rack-mount. The mean time between failures has been specified at approximately 50 000 hours (40 000 hours for the CB 753). The computers are CE certified and designed to meet UL.

The CB 511 measures 51 x 250 x 140 mm and features the Intel Atom N270 processor with 1,6 GHz, Intel 945GSE Embedded chipset and up to 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. The standard version of the unit comes with the following range of industrial interfaces; one x RS232, two x GB LAN, four x USB and VGA. Optionally it can be equipped with one x e-SATA, one x DVI-D, one x RS232 and Wi-Fi. If required, it can also be extended with a Mini PCI Express extension slot and a CF socket for data storage.

The CB 753 measures 75 x 350 x 260 mm and offers high performance for data-intensive applications with an Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile P8400 processor running at 2,26 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB and up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. It also offers a range of industrial-suited configurable interfaces – four x USB, three x GB LAN, four x RS232, PS/2 M+K, VGA, Line in, MIC In, 7.1 HD Audio, 1x Firewire and SVideo. Via two PCI extension slots or one PCI Express x16 extension slot and a PCI Express Mini Card slot, the interfaces can be configured to accommodate different customer-specific options such as DVI-D, Wi-Fi, GPS, CAN or digital I/Os. A bay for a 2,5” SATA-HDD or SDD and a CF socket are available for storage media.



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