Military Embedded Systems

CompactPCI, Com Express, & Mini-ITX from Kontron use new Intel processor


June 07, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

ECHING, Germany. Kontron's initial offering of products based on the 4th generation Intel® Core i7 processors includes Mini-ITX, COM Express, 6U CompactPCI, and the Kontron SYMKLOUD Media cloud platforms. Four intelligent platforms with improved processing and graphics performance as well as energy efficiency are available for evaluation with immediate effect. n developments on their preferred new target platform.

The products integrate the new features of the Intel chip such as the Intel AVX2 instructions, which enhance floating-point-intensive computations and the Intel AES-NI, which accelerates data encryption and decryption. Graphics-intensive applications will benefit from the graphics performance which has been doubled when compared previous generation processors. The thermal footprint remains about the same. Other features include increased 3D and media performance, support of DirectX 11.1 and OpenGL 4.x, and support for 4K displays, connected via DVI or HDMI.

“Customers will benefit from the improved graphics capabilities and impressive computing power that come along with a more eco-friendly power consumption in operating as well as in sleep mode, says Norbert Hauser, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Kontron.

Target applications include digital signal and image processing applications in the military, aerospace, government, medical, cloud-based video transcoding for content delivery networks, industrial automation a markets. For more information, visit


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