With the launch of the new embedded motherboard, FlexATX-SKL-S Kontron is extending its long-term available FlexATX portfolio to include a motherboard with a socketed 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor (formerly codenamed ‘Skylake’). This ‘mini powerhouse’ has been designed especially for performance-intensive applications and supports the extended temperature range of 0°C to +60°C. With its outstanding graphics performance, the board operates up to three independent displays. Additionally, the Kontron FlexATX-SKL-S boasts an excellent performance-per-watt ratio and optimised Thermal Design Power (TDP). The ATX-compatible motherboard offers an extensive ecosystem so that developers can design even the most demanding systems based on standard components. This reduces R&D costs and accelerates time-to-market.
The FlexATX-SKL-S is part of the Security Solution Product Line the motherboard is prepared for Application Protection, License Creation, Delivery, Management and Tracking, Implementation of license models as well as the assignment of privileges and access levels.
The Kontron FlexATX-SKL-S excels with a wide selection of interfaces. In addition, customer-specific functions can be integrated via standard extension slots such as PCI Express and Mini PCIe as well as Kontron’s own embedded Feature Connector. With its SIM-card socket, the motherboard is also destined for deployment in intelligent, distributed ‘Internet of Things’ applications. By supporting the Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) 2.0, the board offers DSP class I/O processing performance. This qualifies the ECC supporting Kontron FlexATX-SKL-S as an ideal platform for industrial real-time control applications. Due to the fact that the boards have a long-term availability, OEMs always obtain the same boards for additional or replacement systems and thus manage large field deployments extremely efficiently.
The Kontron FlexATX-SKL-S embedded motherboard is based on the Intel® C236 chipset and supports DDR4 RAM with ECC support. It is equipped with Intel® Xeon E3 and Core i5/i7/i3 with base frequency from 3.3GHz to 3.7 GHz. For application-specific extension cards, it provides both a PCI Express Gen 3.0 as well as Mini PCIe slots. Further peripherals connect via USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports as well as via Kontron’s embedded Feature Connector. The additional LVDS interface enables the connection of common and cost efficient embedded displays. GbE interfaces with Intel® AMT 11.0 support which allow for extended network options. A large choice of memory media connects via SATA interfaces with RAID 0/1/5/10 functionality: SATA Gen 3.0 interfaces with up to 6 Gbit/s bandwidth and as well as mSATA Gen 3.0 for on-board SSD. HD audio and COM interfaces round off the motherboard’s feature set.