Kontron Presents New SMARC Evaluation Carrier

Kontron Presents New SMARC Evaluation Carrier

New Evaluation Carrier Board Based on the Current SGET SMARC 2.0 Specifications

Augsburg, Germany, March 15, 2017 – Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), has introduced the Kontron SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.0 for ultra low power Computer-on-Modules (COMs) at embedded world 2017. Facilitating the development of embedded applications based on the SMARC 2.0 platform, it gives users a head start in their system design and flexibility to create individual solutions. The SMARC Evaluation Carrier is based on the current SMARC Design Guide version 2.0, which was developed under significant involvement of Kontron and only recently introduced by the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET).

The SMARC Evaluation Carrier is the ideal foundation for developing current SMARC-sXAL and future SMARC modules. It comes with an extremely high number of ports: two Gigabit Ethernet ports that enable operation in network and IoT applications; one SD card slot; one mSATA interface; two USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports each, two miniPCIe ports with SIM card support, and two more PCIe ports. The carrier board also offers all ports and interfaces needed for modules based on ARM and x86: three graphic interfaces (Dual Channel LVDS, HDMI, and DP++), I2S audio for ARM-based modules and HDA audio for x86-based modules, as well as two additional MIPI CSI camera interfaces for optimal multimedia application evaluation.

“The Kontron SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.0 is the ideal platform for developing current and future SMARC modules because it is based on the SMARC 2.0 specification,” explains Martin Unverdorben, Product Manager SMARC at Kontron and SGET SDT.01 Chairman. “With the new SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.0, developers only have to choose the SMARC module that fits the desired application requirements best, quickly set it up, and then they can start developing from a state of the art foundation immediately. Kontron will release a starter kit based on the SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.0 in the near future. This will be usable according to the plug-and-play principle and – like its predecessor which was based on the first SMARC specification version – come equipped with all necessary components to facilitate processor evaluation.”

Find more information here: http://www.kontron.com/products/boards-and-standard-form-factors/smarc/smarc-evaluation-carrier-2.0.html



Kontron at embedded world 2017:

Kontron will present numerous innovations at embedded world 2017 in Nuremberg. The Augsburg based Embedded expert will give visitors the opportunity to experience live its broad product portfolio - including the new Kontron SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.0 - at the Kontron stand in Hall 1, Booth 478. We are happy to arrange for individual meetings with Kontron experts on the current product portfolio and Embedded trends such as Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Embedded Security, and Embedded Computing in Industry 4.0 contexts. Please use kontron@vibrio.de or +49 89 32151 751 to schedule a meeting.


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Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and a pioneer in secure IoT platform solutions, provides a combined portfolio of hardware, middleware and services. With its leading-edge standard products and solution ready platforms, Kontron enables new technologies and applications across multiple industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best overall application with the highest reliability in embedded technology. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com


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Kontron AG
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