3U CompactPCI system hosts Intel Celeron processors

November 08, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Kontron has added a control cabinet computer to its 3U CompactPCI Value Line series, using an Intel Celeron 807UE processor; the system comprises a compact sized industrial computer with all the flexibility of a modular 3U CompactPCI server.

Kontron says the CP-POCKET is a highly customisable solution that uses standard building blocks acessible to OEMs and system integrators, who can use the entire ecosystem of 3U CompactPCI and define a dedicated wall-mount system within minutes, reducing design and system integration effort to a minimum. By downgrading system functionality from a server to a box sized CompactPCI platform, the intelligent modular system has also been cost-optimised - a perfect fit for price-sensitive applications such as machine and factory control, programmable logic controllers, and inspection systems.

Compared to conventional box PC sized designs this unit uses expansion options enabled by rugged CompactPCI peripheral boards. Accessible from the front without the need to remove the enclosure, the boards are easily swapped in a matter of seconds. This simplifies system assembly and maintenance. With its three CompactPCI expansion slots, the Kontron CP-POCKET supports applications with high I/O requirements. An actively cooled system can operate in ambient temperatures from 0°C to 50°C.

It integrates the 3U CompactPCI Kontron CP3003-V, and includes the Intel Celeron 807UE processor with 1.0 GHz and the Intel QM77 Platform Controller Hub. A smart cache of 1 MB and up to 4 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM memory provide data throughput. The Kontron CP3003-V comes as a double-slot version (8HP) offering a range of interfaces at the front panel: Displays can be connected on one VGA and two DisplayPort interfaces. Peripherals connect over one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports and one serial port. Three Gigabit Ethernet ports enable horizontal and vertical integration in automation networks. Optional storage media such as a CFast module and one 2.5-inch HDD/SSD can be integrated on board and do not require an expansion slot, leaving more headroom for specific extensions.

The Kontron CP-POCKET with CP3003-V supports Linux, Microsoft Windows 7, and Windows Embedded Standard 7. It can be ordered as a pre-validated platform off the shelf or as an application- ready