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Kontron KTT30/mITX - Industrial Mini-ITX with NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor

ARM Cortex-A9 Quad Core 900MHz Processor, 2GB soldered DRAM

Introduction

As part of Kontron's strategic entry into ARM processor technology, Kontron has unveiled its first embedded ARM based motherboard in the Mini-ITX form factor (170mm x 170 mm). The Kontron KTT30/mITX is equipped with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 super processor and combines outstanding media performance with particularly low power consumption. With its integrated, ultra low-power GeForce GPU, the ARM Cortex-A9 900MHz Quad-Core processor board offers impressive 3D graphic performance and delivers a total energy consumption of just under 7 watts. These performance features make the board ideal for a wide spectrum of graphics- and video-oriented embedded applications like thin clients, Panel PCs and Mini-Box PCs, which are to be found in nearly all embedded computing vertical markets. The board which has a long-term availability of at least seven years is also predestined for markets such as medical, rail traffic and public safety

Thanks to its standardized Mini-ITX form factor, the Kontron KTT30/mITX paves an efficient path for OEMs to integrate innovative ARM technology straight off-the-shelf and into their embedded applications. Not only are a wide range of Mini-ITX peripherals already available, but OEMs also benefit from Kontron's comprehensive customization services and extensive software support for Android and Linux which serve to minimize development time and costs. Besides the numerous USB and RS232 interfaces, several audio and video interfaces as well as miniPCIe extension slots, the Kontron KTT30/mITX offers a selection of interfaces to suit nearly every possible application. The extremely low-power consumption facilitates small passive cooling solutions which additionally reduce the bill of materials and development effort while simplifying implementation. Due to the board's low height of just 15.2 millimeters, extremely flat systems can be built and mounted directly onto the back of monitor and video panels, i.e. for HMIs or cost-efficient digital signage players. In addition, the board supports Full-HD (1080 p) video for both playback and recording purposes - making it an ideal platform for video conferencing systems or security applications. As with all Kontron embedded motherboards, the new Kontron KTT30/mITX comes with a long-term availability of at least seven years as well as its outstanding and durable stability and reliability due to its high-quality board layout and selected top-grade components.

The Kontron KTT30/mITX is based on the NVIDIA® Tegra 3 processor with four ARM Cortex-A9 CPU cores each with up to 900 MHz. An additional core with up to 500 MHz clock speed reduces power consumption to less than 1 watt in phases, when just media playback or background services are running. With its integrated 12-core NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU for low-power applications, life-like 3D graphics with dynamic lighting are possible at screen resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536 pixels. It also offers HDMI 1.4a and 24 bit LVDS video interfaces. Thanks to the integrated video encoder and decoder, as well as high resolution video playback it offers real time video compression, which can, for example, be supplied via the CSI/DSI camera port. Peripheral devices can be connected via three USB 2.0 ports and two RS232 ports. Operating system and application data can be hosted on the bootable eMMC. Two PCIe slots, one of which can also be used as an mSATA port, are available for application-specific extensions. An RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port and analog audio-I/Os add the final touches to the feature set.

Specification

CPU

CPU SpecNVIDIA Tegra 3
ARM Cortex-A9 Quad Core 900MHz
MemoryUp to 2 GB DDR3L memory down (soldered)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GPU
Enhanced 3D capabilities
1080p H264 MPEG-4 encoding/decoding Video Processor
Support 2 independent displays .
1x HDMI 1.4a (up to 1920x1080 pixel)
1x LVDS 24bit (up to 2048x1536 pixel @ 18bpp))
DSI (up to 1440x900 @ 18bpp)
Network1x 10/100/1000 Mbit LAN (Intel® 82574L)
Storage1x SATA (SATA 150/300)
1x mSATA (shared with Mini-PCI Express)
1x eMMC onboard flash(Bootable)
2x SDcard socket
Expansion1x Mini-PCI Express x1
1x Mini-PCI Express x1 shared with mSATA
USB3x USB 2.0
(2x Type A and 1x Micro (supports also one port USB client mode)
Serial2x RS232
Front I/O2x USB 2.0 Type A
1x USB 2.0 micro (USB client)
1x HDMI
1x Audio (LineIn, LineOut, Mic)
1x Power external
AudioTwo integrated audio controllers
(PCM and Inter-IC Sound, called IIS or I2S)
OtherUp to 18 GPIOs on a Feature connector
USB modem card interface with SIM card socket
One SPITM interface (3.3V) on a pin header
Serial Atmel® touch screen interface (I2CTM)
CSI/DSI/12-bit par. Camera input

General

ElectricalSingle 5V Power Supply (internal & external connector)
MechanicalMini-ITX: 6.7“ x 6.7“ (170 x 170 mm)
Conformal CoatingN/A
SoftwareLinux® (kernel version 3.1)
Android® (kernel version 4.0)
Windows® Embedded Compact 7
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0 to +60°C
It is the customer’s responsibility to provide sufficient airflow around each of the components to keep them within allowed temperature range.

Temperature range (storage):-20°C – 70°C
Lower limit of storage temperature is defined by specification restriction of on-board CR2032 battery. Board with battery has been verified for storage temperature down to -40°C by Kontron.
HumidityOperating: 10% to 90% (non condensing)
Non operating: 5% to 95% (non condensing)
EMCAll peripheral interfaces intended for connection to external equipment are ESD/EMI protected.
EN 61000-4-2:2000 ESD Immunity
EN55022:1998 class B Generic Emission Standard
Warranty2 Years
RoHSCompliant
Availability:Last time buy date: 30 June 2016

Ordering Details

Board810500-4500
KTT30/mITX w. Nvidia Tegra 3, 2GB DDR3, 16GB NAND Flash, Linux BSP / OS loaded

810501-4500
KTT30/mITX Basic, w. Nvidia Tegra 3, 1GB DDR3, no NAND Flash, Linux BSP / OS loaded
AccessoriesN/A

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