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June 22, 2012

Kontron introduces new embedded motherboard

Flex-ATX KTQ77/Flex is on the 3rd generation Intel Core processors

By CBR Staff Writer

Embedded computing technology applications provider Kontron has introduced new embedded motherboard, Flex-ATX KTQ77/Flex, which is built on the 3rd generation Intel Core processors.

The new release offers up to 20% enhanced computing power, 50% more graphics performance and up to 40% overall increased performance per watt compared to designs based on the 2nd Generation Intel Core processors.

Kontron KTQ77/Flex comes with an integrated Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 and improved Intel AVX and SSE instruction to provide computing-intensive high-performance applications, increased floating point operations and vectorial calculations with reduced power consumption.

The embedded motherboard supports Open CL 1.1 and offers a PCI Express 3.0 graphics port for a programmable, high-end general purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU).

It also supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1, enabling developers to use the new APIs to accelerate their software application design.

For graphics-intensive applications such as gaming and digital signage, the integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics features 30% more execution units for increased graphics capabilities.

OEMs and designers can now benefit from enhanced HD media and 3D graphics performance.

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KTQ77/Flex offers enhanced performance range with up to 3.8 GHz and a maximum of 32 GB DDR3 RAM. Connections for video include 2x DisplayPort, 1x CRT and LVDS.

With Intel AMT 8.0, the embedded motherboard simplifies maintenance, for higher system availability and lower overall costs.

Numerous storage media also can be connected via the 6x SATA interfaces (4x SATA150/300 and 2x SATA600) with RAID 0/1/5/10 functionality and the mSATA (mini-SATA) socket for state-of-the-art on-board SSD.

Operating system support is provided for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Embedded Standard 7, VxWorks, as well as Red Hat Enterprise, Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise, Red Flag Linux and Wind River Linux.

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