Kontron has announced its new embedded motherboard, the Kontron Flex-ATX KTQ77/Flex, built on the 3rd generation Intel Core processors. With long-term availability, 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, it is Kontronâ€™s highest performing ATX-compliant embedded motherboard to date.
The Flex-ATX embedded motherboard KTQ77/Flex offers an extremely broad 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. For expansion cards it features 1x PCI Express x16 and 2x PCI slots. 4x USB 3.0, 10x USB 2.0, and 3x GbE-LAN allowing for extensive peripheral and networking options. In addition, with Intel AMT 8.0, the embedded motherboard simplifies maintenance, for higher system availability and lower overall costs. Numerous storage media 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. HD audio and the Trusted Platform Module 1.2 for safety-related applications top off the feature-set of the new motherboards.
Common to all Kontron embedded motherboards is their long term availability of 7 years as well as an outstanding long-term stability and reliability due to the careful selection of high-quality components. Operating system support is provided for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Embedded Standard 7, VxWorks, as well as Linux (Red Hat Enterprise, Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise, Red Flag Linux and Wind River Linux, among others).