CompactPCI processor board with enhanced storage

Paul Boughton
Kontron's new CP307-RS CompactPCI processor board features enhanced Serial ATA capabilities on the Rear IO for enhanced storage capacity, faster transmission rates and high data safety. With four Sata 3.0Gb/s ports and high-performance Raid functions (0, 1, 5, 10), the new Kontron CP307-RS performs as a leading-edge Raid controller for rugged environments.

Based on the standard Kontron CP307 3U CompactPCI series, the new Kontron CP307-RS doubles the Sata ports (Kontron CP307 2xSATA) to the backplane. Furthermore, in combination with the Kontron CP-RIO3-RS Rear Transition Module, the new CPU board enables high-performance Raid 5 and 10 devices to be assembled without additional Raid controller boards. The Kontron CP307-RS therefore feeds the growing demand for excessive disk space, storage bandwidth and data integrity based on robust and reliable CompactPCI technology. Applications such as video surveillance, image processing and media servers in the transportation, aerospace, governmental and industrial automation markets benefit from the enhanced storage capabilities of the new Kontron CP307-RS. Adding to this, the Kontron CP307-RS helps to overcome the storage space limitations for rugged solid-state drive-based designs.

Kontron's CP307-RS is available with Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Integrated with the Intel Mobile 945GM Express chipset and Intel ICH7-R Southbridge, the Kontron CP307-RS is claimed to achieve unprecedented performance-per-watt values in a 3U form factor. The high-performance version of the CP307-RS features the Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5GHz low-voltage (L7400) processor; 667MHz front side bus, and up to 4GB of DDR2-SDRAM with 10.6Gbit/s memory bandwidth. All Kontron CP307 CPU boards provide extensive communications interfaces including two Gbit Ethernet ports. The graphics accelerator integrated into the Mobile Intel 945GM Express ensures excellent 2D, 3D and video features for the VGA output. The robust CompactPCI board design allows the Kontron CP307-RS to be used even under harsh environmental conditions.

The Kontron CP307-RS CompactPCI 3U processor board runs with Windows XP, XP Embedded, Linux and VxWorks software packages.

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