Computer-on-module based on Intel's Pentium M

Kontron reports that its low-power, high-speed ETX-PM CPU is the first computer-on-module based on an Intel Pentium M processor. ETX-PM provides 1.1-GHz performance and 1 gigabyte of DDR RAM, which means that memory bandwidth is no longer a performance bottleneck. Power consumption is comparable to a 1.

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Kontron reports that its low-power, high-speed ETX-PM CPU is the first computer-on-module based on an Intel Pentium M processor. ETX-PM provides 1.1-GHz performance and 1 gigabyte of DDR RAM, which means that memory bandwidth is no longer a performance bottleneck. Power consumption is comparable to a 1.0-GHz Intel Pentium III processor. With controllable heat dissipation, DDR-SDRAM with ECC support and USB 2.0, Kontron says ETX-PM creates a new level of performance for embedded systems.

Similar to all of Kontron's ETX boards, ETX-PM has PCI 2.1 bus, audio, Ethernet, floppy/printer, IDE, serial ports and keyboard/mouse interfaces. ETX modules, much like any components, plug into an application-specific baseboard. ETX modules supply the core CPU and memory subsystems, as well as sound, QXGA, Ethernet and standard PC I/O. They connect to the rest of the embedded system via high-density, low-profile, surface-mount connectors, which carry PCI bus signals, dedicated I/O interfaces, and will carry ISA bus signals as a future option. The mechanics of the interconnection is such that an ETX baseboard combination is the same height as a one-board solution. ETX modules are scalable and interchangeable, and they make possible rapid development of semi-custom solutions for embedded applications. www.kontron.com

  • Provides 1.1-GHz performance

  • Power consumption comparable to 1.0-GHz Pentium III

  • Plugs into application-specific baseboard

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