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Kontron ETX-LX - ETX with 500 MHz AMD LX800 CPU, Graphics & More

Low powered but high performance


The ETX-LX (Embedded Technology eXtended) is a highly integrated and fast PC module with extreme low power consumption. It is the RoHS alternative for ETX-mgx and more. It allows, due to the used AMD LX800 processor, the usage of the board without active cooling in applications, where space limitations (the maximum height without heat sink is only 10 mm!) are major requirements. Despite the very little board dimensions, the EXT-LX offers all standard interfaces such as sound, Ethernet, USB2.0, graphic and TVout. The AC97 compatible sound chip is supported by most operating systems. For networking purposes the ETX-LX comes with a 10/100 MBit Ethernet controller.

You´re looking for a secure and EMI tolerant boot medium and want to be unlimited in your media capacity choice? A CompactFlash™ socket is already mounted on the ETX-LX and offers you a lot of possibilities. For further expansions two IDE ports with Ultra66 DMA capabilities are available. They do not provide the PCI bus only, the ISA bus signals are also available. A lot of existing ISA boards can still be used via an ISA slot on a baseboard. This avoids expensive redesigns and well proven ISA cards to PCI versions for standard PC motherboards. Despite the unbelievable variety of functionality, the EXT-LX is a very inexpensive choice, the cost effectiveness of this device is unbeatable. It also takes advantage of the new ETX 3.0 specication that allow for 2 Serial ATA ports without violating the existing ETX 2.8 pin usage (see picture on right)

ETX modules are like components, plugging in to an application-specific baseboard. The ETX modules supply the core CPU and memory subsystems together with sound, SVGA, Ethernet and standard PC I/O. They connect to the rest of the embedded system through high-density, low profile, surface-mount connectors, which carry both ISA and PCI bus signals as well as dedicated I/O interfaces. The mechanics of the interconnection is such that an ETX/ baseboard combination is virtually the same as height a one-board solution. ETX modules are scaleable and interchangeable, and they make possible the rapid development of semi-custom solutions for embedded applications .... always a Jump ahead!



CPU SpecAMD LX800 CPU 500MHz, with integrated graphic
Cache 16 kByte 1st Level
ChipsetAMD® Geode™ CS5536 Companion Device
Memory1 DDR-DIMM socket, max. 1GByte DDR-SDRAM
GraphicsCRT: SXGA (1280x1024) with 16 Bit
LCD: UXGA (1600x1200) with 16 Bit
Versions for LVDS and TTL (digital) LCD displays
Network10/100Base-Tx, Intel 82551ER
StorageCompactFlash™ socket on board
2x EIDE interface Ultra66 DMA mode
2x SATA interfaces (150mb/sec)
Shared floppy interface.
ExpansionETX Interface
USB4x USB 2.0 (EHCI)
Serial2x TTL Serial Ports (16550 compatible)
Front I/Ouuuu
AudioAC97 sound controller, line-input / output and microphone
OtherEPP/ECP, bi-directional parallel port
CommonEvaluation baseboard available
Remote control software available
BIOSPhoenix - Award BIOS


ElectricalAll ETX modules are 5V powered
500 MHz AMD LX800
WinXP 100% Load: 7.98W
WinXP Idle: 6.62W
Standby S1: 5.99W
Standby S5: 0.14W
Mechanical95 x 114mm (3.7x4.5“)
TemperatureOperation (standard): 0° to 60°C
Operation (EXT version): -25° to 75°C
Storage: -30° to 85°C
HumidityOperation: 10% to 90%, storage: 5% to 95% (non condensing)
MTBF142148 hours (16.2 years) @ 40°C
Warranty2 Years
Availability:Last time buy date: 29 May 2015

Ordering Details

BoardAs above, a last time buy is now in effect. Please consider the ETX-LX2, a compatible replacement (only difference is LAN controller)

18027-0000-50-4 ETX-LX 500 MHz AMD LX800 CPU, graphic, sound, Ethernet and LVDS LCD
18027-0000-50-5 ETX-LX 500 MHz AMD LX800 CPU, graphic, sound, Ethernet and TTL LCD

18027-0000-50-4EXT ETX-LX 500 MHz AMD LX800 CPU, graphic, sound, Ethernet and LVDS LCD, -25° to 75°C
18027-0000-50-5EXT ETX-LX 500 MHz AMD LX800 CPU, graphic, sound, Ethernet and TTL LCD, -25° to 75°C

The ETX-LX modules come without a heatspreader (see accessories)

Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.
Software/manuals are available electronically.
Accessories18027-0000-99-0 HSP-LX 2.5mm threaded heatspreader
18027-0000-99-1 HSP-LX 2.5mm through hole heatspreader

Kontron DRAM:
97007-2560-00-0 DDR-SODIMM memory module with 256 MByte (0° to 60°C)
97007-5120-00-0 DDR-SODIMM memory module with 512 MByte (0° to 60°C)
97007-1024-00-0 DDR-SODIMM memory module with 1 GByte (0° to 60°C)

18010-0000-00-S ETX Starter Kit

Starter kit contains ETXeval board,CD-ROM, no memory, FDD, docs & PSU (add ETX module, DRAM & heatspreader to suit)

18010-0000-00-0 ETXeval - ATX ETX Evaluation Board
96047-0000-00-0 JRC1 Remote Control Software with serial cable

18011-0000-00-0 ETX SAMPLE SMT receptacle connector for ETX (2.5mm tall, 4 pcs)
18011-0000-00-1 ETX SMT receptacle connector for ETX (2.5mm tall, 1000 pcs)
18011-0000-01-0 ETX SAMPLE SMT receptacle connector for ETX (9.5mm tall, 4 pcs)
18011-0000-01-1 ETX SMT receptacle connector for ETX (9.5mm tall, 500 pcs)
Each ETX module requires 4 of these connectors - most customers use 2.5mm version

18017-0000-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For one board, 2.5mm height)
18017-0400-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For 100 boards, 2.5mm height)
18017-1000-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For 1000 boards, 2.5mm height)
18017-0095-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For one board, 9.5mm height)
18017-1094-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For 1000 boards, 9.5mm height)
ETX mounting kit is for ETX boards with standard threaded heatspreaders
2.5mm version contains per board four of: 2.5mm screws, 3mm spacers & washers
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