Kontron has announced the new embedded Mini-ITX motherboard KTQ87/mITX based on 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors and the Intel Embedded Q87 chipset. The new motherboard offers engineers leading-edge embedded processing performance as well as up to 4K graphics in a compact ATX-compliant footprint. It provides a 35 percent increase in graphics performance compared to its predecessors and a higher floating-point performance as well as improved data en- and decryption while the thermal footprint has practically remained the same. With these improvements and with the long-term availability as well as the high-quality design, the Kontron KTQ87/mITX sets a new benchmark for all mid-range to high-performance embedded applications in markets such as industrial automation, medical, gaming and digital signage.
With the Mini-ITX form factor engineers can immediately launch into developing system designs based on the broad, ATX-compliant ecosystem. By making a Mini-ITX board available parallel to the processor launch, Kontron enables simultaneous engineering and roll-out along the entire value creation chain from chip vendor up to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Building a design on a seven year long-term available embedded motherboard ensures that OEM installations will always have the same function and functionality which dramatically simplifies updates and after sales service. The high-quality design of the Kontron embedded motherboards with features such as solid capacitors (POSCAP) additionally improves application reliability and availability in the field – even in the harshest of environments. In addition, the embedded feature set contributes to enabling the long-term availability of applications in all the various embedded and intelligent system markets up to cyber physical systems.