Designed to enable easy and efficient development and validation of real-time appliances based on the smallest x86 solutions, Kontron introduced the Intel Atom Processor-based COM Express compatible Kontron nanoETXexpress Starterkit for the latest VxWorks platform. This special starter kit is pre-configured with the Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module, featuring the Intel Atom Z530 (1.6GHz) processor, and is validated by the Wind River Partner Validation Program for use with VxWorks. The Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP Starterkit for VxWorks allows developers to address critical issues such as integration costs, time-to-market, and long-term support, right from the start of platform evaluation.
Kontron nanoETXexpress Starterkit for VxWorks provides a rich HMI application platform, well-suited for distributed or mobile ultra small form factor devices such as those used in healthcare, medical, small-footprint industrial devices, automotive telematics, military, and networking. All of these application areas require optimized system responsiveness and solution flexibility.
While VxWorks delivers responsiveness in a deterministic manner, the Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP with its open x86 architecture ensures barrier-free connectivity of distributed devices as well as the scalability of appliances over generations of processors and performance classes, explains Dirk Finstel, Chief Technology Officer, Kontron AG. Additionally, a complementary implementation with the high performance type 1 Wind River Hypervisor, hosting VxWorks and an additional guest operating system, is scheduled to be available soon.
Together with Kontron, we are delivering on our joint commitment to provide customers with greater value, via a world-class out-of-the-box experience that will help accelerate time to market, said Roger Williams, vice president, Alliances and Business Development, Wind River. With the starter kit, customers can begin their development work within minutes of opening the box. In addition, customers have the option to purchase VxWorks production licenses bundled with Kontron boards and modules, which allows both Kontron and Wind River to more quickly respond to customer requirements.