New Kontron VM6103 delivers an unmatched combination of computing performance and very low power dissipation for transportation, defense & industry technology insertion

New Kontron VM6103 delivers an unmatched combination of computing performance and very low power dissipation for transportation, defense & industry technology insertion

New VM6103 extends Kontron's 6U VME portfolio of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) single board computers (SBCs) with NXP Layerscape multi-core 64-bit ARM with Neon SIMD product family.

Augsburg, Germany, February 13, 2018 – In line with its strategy of ensuring customers to upgrade their existing applications with the latest technology, Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT and Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), today announced the VM6103, a new 6U VME SBC with NXP Layerscape scalable multi-core 64-bit ARM™ processor. The low power dissipation blade computer features more than 4600DMIPS while drawing less than 10W. The Kontron VM6103 is ideal for use in Size Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C)-constrained systems and general-purpose missions, ranging from industrial to extreme rugged transportation and defense applications. 

"The new VM6103 confirms our commitment to support our customers' applications over the long term," said Alain Spors, Director of Sales at Kontron. "The VM6103 represents a cost-effective, low risk and highly performing choice for pin-to-pin replacement for the next decades of legacy Kontron PowerPC products, but also all PowerPC 6U VME SBC."

Low power scalable 64-bit ARM VME CPU

The VM6103 is available with either a 2-core 1GHz or a 4-core 1.6GHz 64-bit ARM A53 Layerscape processor, on-board soldered DDR4 (with ECC), as well as up to 64GB on-board soldered Flash optionally. The VM6103 provides a host of standard I/O including Dual Gigabit Ethernet, serial lines, SATA, up to three USB channels and GPIOs. 

Additional Interface via standard expansion slots

The modular extension with I/O expansion slots of the VM6103 allows to configure tailored systems from open standard components, reducing integration time and cost. It features two PMC-, one XMC-, one Mini-PCI-Express- and one M.2 slot. 

Kontron SEC-Line computer security to for the protection of Embedded Applications

Kontron answers increasing security requirements for safety-critical applications with hardware enforced root of trust, as well as software only techniques such as Secure Boot.

Designed for harsh environments and an over a decade availability 

The VM6103 withstands shock and vibrations as all components on the board are soldered, which is a prerequisite for reliable operation and a longer product life-time. The low power dissipation of the VM6103 allows reliable long-term operation without forced air cooling. The VM6103 is scheduled to be available in either air cooling or conduction cooling versions supporting a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C .
With a guaranteed standard life-time of ten years from product start, the VM6103 facilitates life-cycle management by making the overall system available at least for this period of time.

Masashi INATOMI, JEPICO Corporation in Japan: "We are very proud of being the first customer to test the new VM6103 with WindRiver VxWorks 7 O.S. The VM6103 features an outstanding versatility and a combination of low power dissipation with high performance computing which opens the door to its use in new transportation applications as well as technology insertion in legacy VME systems."

Please find more information at:
• Product page: https://www.kontron.com/products/boards-and-standard-form-factors/vme/vme-starterkits/vm6103.html
• Datasheet: https://www.kontron.com/downloads/datasheets/v/vm6103_20180129_data-sheet.pdf?product=152252

 

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About Kontron – An S&T Company

Kontron is a global leader in IoT/embedded computing technology (ECT). As a part of technology group S&T, Kontron offers a combined portfolio of secure hardware, middleware and services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. With its standard products and tailor-made solutions based on highly reliable state-of-the-art embedded technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best fully integrated applications overall.

For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com

 

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For further information please contact:

Alexandra Habekost
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Kontron S&T AG
Tel: +49 (0) 821 4086 114
alexandra.habekost@kontron.com

 

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