Kontron extends 3U CompactPCI board line

Kontron has released a standard air-cooled version of the Kontron 3U CompactPCI processor board CP3002 based on the latest Intel Corei7 mobile processor technology and Intel Platform Controller Hub QM57. Providing low power consumption, low heat dissipation and integrated graphics, the fanless Kontron CP3002 is aimed at standard application environments with forced airflow.

The newest processor board extends Kontron’s CP3002 line, which are also available in Rugged Conduction-Cooled (RC) (Kontron CP3002-RC) and Rugged Air-Cooled (RA) (Kontron CP3002-RA) variants for harsh environment applications.

With the 2.53-GHz Intel Core i7-610E and the LV 2.0-GHz Intel Core i7-620LE processor, the Kontron CP3002 speeds up multi-processing tasks via hyper-threading technology (HTT), and processes single-threaded tasks much faster thanks to the new Intel Turbo Boost technology, said the Eching, Germany-based company. This allows for a clock speed of up to 3.33 GHz without exceeding the defined thermal design power (TDP) and without the need to oversize the entire system for peak loads.

Kontron said these enhancements make the CP3002 well suited for a broad range of industrial, transportation, test and measurement, medical and military applications.

The Kontron CP3002 operates with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 7 Embedded Standard, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Linux, and VxWorks. Highly integrated board support packages support all onboard hardware devices.

Samples of the Kontron CP3002 3U CompactPCI processor board are available. Full production is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011.