Low-power CompactPCI systems host Intel Atom E3800 processors

November 28, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Kontron's CP3010-SA boosts the performance of the low-power class of CompactPCI systems without exceeding thermal budgets

Kontron says its long-term-available CP3010-SA CompactPCI processor board represents a peak of rugged performance-per-watt; the board is equipped with SoC Intel Atom E3800 processors - formerly codenamed 'Bay Trail' - and quadruples the performance in the low-power class of Intel Atom processor based Kontron CompactPCI systems without increasing the thermal budget. This makes the new board a drop-in replacement even for Intel Core 2 Duo processor based cPCI systems. It features three times higher graphics performance compared to previous Intel Atom processor-based designs coupled with its low TDP (thermal design power) value.

The heatsink design optimised for convection-cooled environments makes the CP3010-SA a fit for all applications where fans are not desired or not possible. The EN50155-compliant CompactPCI processor board features soldered SoC and memory and offers high resistance against shock and vibration, suiting it for harsh environments. It supports the extended temperature range from -40°C up to +85°C.

CP3010-SA comes with up to quad core 1.9 GHz Intel Atom processor performance and up to 8 GB energy-efficient DDR3L memory. Integrating the new Intel Gen7 graphics, it delivers excellent 2D, 3D, and video capabilities to up to two independent displays connected via 2x DisplayPort and VGA. The board has a comprehensive set of interfaces including 3x Gbit Ethernet, 1x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0 plus CAN bus and 2x COM ports. For data and software storage it provides 2x SATA interfaces used for an onboard CFAST socket, which can optionally be replaced by up to 64 GB soldered SATA Flash and a HDD/SSD option on the extension.

The 3U CompactPCI CPU board is now available as single slot (4HP) or dual slot (8HP) version. It comes with comprehensive board support packages for Linux, the complete Microsoft Windows range, VxWorks and QNX.

Kontron; www.kontron.com/products/boards+and+mezzanines/3u+compactpci/x86+processor/cp3010sa