Kontron COM Express FPGA Starterkit

Kontron’s new COM Express starter kit features an Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA. The Kontron COM Express FPGA Starterkit provides all the required components to evaluate board designs with open-definable I/Os. The kit helps OEM developers with the development of FPGA-based, dedicated applications. It reduces overall R&D costs and time to market for the OEM’s custom platforms. The first evaluation models of the Kontron COM Express FPGA Starterkit are available now. Series production is planned for Q1 2011.

Kontron COM Express FPGA Starterkit

Kontron COM Express FPGA Starterkit

  • Provides the required components to evaluate board designs with open-definable I/O’s
  • Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA is designed into the carrierboard
  • FPGA can be configured through via a USB-Blaster download cable
  • Physical interfaces via two High Speed Mezzanine Cards (HSMCs)
  • Communication Board
  • Mass storage and Video Board
  • ATX PSU and mounting kit
  • Specific I/Os are configured via enclosed IP bitstreams
  • COM Express FPGA Baseboard for pin-out Types 1, 2 and 10 COM’s such as the Kontron ETXexpress, microETXexpress or nanoETXexpress modules
  • Components of the starter kit are assembled in minutes
  • Can be used to develop dedicated full-custom SBC designs or individual custom carrierboards for scalable x86 based COMs
  • Upgrades and/or modifications without any changes to the board layout
  • Only the FPGA configuration and the mechanical implementation of the interfaces define the individual I/Os
  • Enables the use of one uniform hardware platform in various applications
  • Reducing development efforts, time-to-market and overall total cost of ownership

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