SBC, Single Board Computer, JRexplus, Kontron
3.5In Embedded Single Board Computer for PC/104-plus Compliant Expansion Cards
News Release from:
06 December 2007
With the new JRexplus series of single board computers (SBCs), Kontron offers for the first time a 3.5in SBC with a standardized PC/104-plus expansion slot and PCI bus performance. Therefore, the Kontron JRexplus family of 3.5-inch single board computers can now be used with most of the currently available PC/104-plus expansion cards.
Users benefit from uniform connectors that are located in the same place on all standard JRexplus products. In terms of size, the JRexplus impresses with a footprint of only 102 mm x 147 mm. Additionally, this widely accepted 3.5-inch format can easily be integrated into the already existing wide variety of standard enclosures.
The first member of the JRexplus series is the 3.5-inch Kontron JRexplus-LX single board computer. It is equipped with the fanless AMD Geode LX800 CPU for an excellent performance / watt (only 7 watts) ratio. Low power consumption in connection with lower heat dissipation is becoming increasingly important for industrial automation.
For hard drives and other storage media, the new JRexplus single board computer family offers 2 x SATA and 1 x PATA interfaces. A Gbit Ethernet interface is also available for the first time for extremely fast network data exchange. The Kontron JRexplus-LX SBC also comes with 4x USB 2.0 and 2x RS232 interfaces as well as 1x LPT, Floppy and PS/2 Mouse. 4 x GPIO and a CF card on the back side round off the list of interfaces. Additional I/O devices are implemented via the wireless PC/104-plus slot with PCI performance. The SO-DIMM slot supports up to 1 GB DDR RAM.
In addition to classic CRT output, LCD flat panels with resolutions up to UXGA (1600 x 1200) are controlled directly and with minimum cost via the JILI30 LVDS interface for which there are already a large number of cables for different types of displays. TTL flat panels are connected via an LVDStoTTL adapter. Power supply is via a 5V single supply.
Like all other JRex products, the Kontron JRexplus-LX offers long term availability and is delivered plug-and-work in order to reduce customers' design-in periods. The new Kontron JRexplus-LX SBC is available in Q1 2008.