New IoT-ready Kontron SMARC 2.0 module family with maximized graphics and processing performance in a highly robust package
Kontron, one of the world's leading providers of Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), announces its new SMARC 2.0 Computer-on-Modules based on the latest generation Intel® AtomTM, Pentium® and Celeron® processors. The new, highly scalable SMARC-sXAL module follows the recent introduction of the COM Express mini Type 10 COMe-mAL10, and covers the entire range of Intel's latest IoT-ready embedded processors. This includes the Intel Atom processor E3900 series, as well as Intel Pentium processor N4200 and Intel Celeron processor N3350. The SMARC-sXAL module is available in both dual-core and quad-core configurations.
With state-of-the-art image processing and graphics capabilities, the SMARC-sXAL provides extensive real-time computing power in an energy-efficient and standardized Computer-on-Module form factor. Users benefit from a significantly improved computing performance, an impressive performance-per-watt ratio and the long-term availability inherent in all Kontron embedded solutions.
The SMARC-sXAL module family consists of a broad range of module variants. Versions range from a cost optimized dual-core Intel Celeron (2x 1.1/2.4 GHz with 6W TDP) iteration optimized for energy-sensitive applications to genuine quad-core Intel Atom (4x 1.6/2.0 GHz with 12W TDP) and Intel Pentium (4x 1.1/2.5 GHz with 6W TDP) versions for high-end applications.
The new Intel Gen 9 HD low-power graphics integrated on the SoC with up to 18 Execution Units provides 4K encode/decode algorithms including HEVC, H.264, VP8/VP9 and MVC.
Customers will benefit from Kontron’s extensive software and customization services enabling their new SFF designs to be implemented faster and more efficiently.
Furthermore an added advantage for developers is the integration of Kontron’s standard hardware-based embedded Security Solution Approtect. Kontron is the first embedded computing supplier to offer full security protection embedded in its COM and motherboard offerings.
The SMARC-sXAL comes with support for Windows 10, Windows 10 IoT, Linux and VxWorks 7.0.