Kontron - an S&T Company

Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. As part of the technology group S&T, Kontron offers innovation and development power with more than 2,300 experienced engineers in OT and IT. The leading edge standard products and tailor-made application-ready solutions include secure hardware, middleware, software services and cloud services for IoT, Industry 4.0 and other industries.

Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Product Overview

 

Computer On Modules
Computer on Modules (COMs) are highly integrated component SBCs that support system expansion and application-specific customization. The CPU module delivers the core functionality while all of the application-specific features are designed into the baseboard creating a semi-custom embedded pc solution.

AdvancedTCA
AdvancedTCA (ATCA) is the new standard for telecom applications bringing the features of proprietary architectures and the CompactPCI standard with his high packing density and RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability) together.

AdvancedMC
AdvancedMC (AMC) is the PCI Industrial Computer manufacturer2s Group's specification (PICMG AMC.0 , AMC.1, AMC.2, AMC.3 and AMC.4 respectively) for hot-swappable and field-replaceable mezzanine cards.

MicroTCA
MicroTCA (Micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture) is a PICMG standard for open modular systems based on AMCs (Advanced Mezzanine Cards). Designed to address high communication bandwidth, high processing capacity and high availability requirements, MicroTCA platforms have enough bandwidth for the most challenging applications. MicroTCA offers designers a wide range of options by allowing full redundant systems, partially redundant systems and systems with no redundancy at all. It’s because of these types of options that MicroTCA is an ideal platform for a wide range of application spaces. Applications in Military/Aerospace, Communications, Medical and Industrial will benefit from MicroTCA’s compact design, performance capabilities, and full-range of system design options.

CompactPCI / PICMG 2.16
Complete line of 3U and 6U cPCI chassis and CPU blades along with a diverse line of plug in boards such as industrial I/O and communications, graphics, drive control, cPCI PMC carrier, Ethernet and fieldbus.

VME Boards & Systems
Complete line of 3U & 6U VME chassis & CPU boards along with a diverse line of plug in boards such as industrial I/O and communications, PCMCIA, VME ModPack & PMC carriers, ModPack and fieldbus.

VPX (VITA 46) – OpenVPX (VITA65)
VPX (VITA 46) is poised to become the successor of VME in all harsh environment applications for the next 20 years.

VPX systems implement 3U and 6U board computing and offer enormous bandwidth potential on the backplane thanks to a new multigig connector.
PCIe, GETH traffic on the VPX backplane can be found today. Soon VPX will also include 10GETH, RapidIO, and high speed inter FPGA I/Os.
Kontron offers the essential building blocs to create efficient and economical VPX embedded computers.

VPX specifications have been focused at the board level, but there is also a need for considering system-level requirements to improve interoperability and reduce customization, testing, cost, and risk.
The OpenVPX Systems Specification (VITA 65) defines an architecture framework that manages and constrains module and backplane designs, including defining pin outs, and sets interoperability points within VPX while maintaining full compliance with VPX.

Slot CPUs
Kontrons serves you with the largest array of half & full size SBCs - from ISA, PCI/ISA, PISA and PICMG (1.0/1.3). The offerings spans from low power fanless up to the latest top performing processors. These SBC come full featured and equipped - running off-the-shelf - powering your application!

Embedded SBCs
Kontron Embedded SBC processors serve every format, even with consistent product families that allow full accessory and chassis re-use. With the Pico-ITX™ form factor, Kontron now supports a new definition of small (100 x 72 mm), powerful and very cost effective 2.5" SBCs for ultramobile applications. Embedded SBCs - in 3.5" (JRex). Serving as the best scaleable off-the-shelf-board solution - with up to Pentium® M performance. Offering patented JFLEX™ IO, PC/104 and PCI/104-only expansions.
JRex boards are a family that allows full accessory reuse - as all interfaces remain unchanged electronically and mechanically.

PC/104 SBC and Peripherals    
Interest in PC/104 has grown exponentially since they were first manufactured in 1987. Primarily used in either stand-alone module stacks or in component-like applications, the configuration possibilities of the PC/104 are almost without limit.

Kontron PC/104 Standalone Single Board Computers (SBCs) serve in every format, even with consistent product families that allow full accessory and chassis re-use. Kontron is the Industry’s #1 choice for standalone boards - off-the-shelf - in all performance classes, in all formats. Time to market is zero - don't wait, start today!

Embedded Motherboards
Kontron´s embedded motherboards with a longevity up to 7 years are the ideal solution for a wide variety of applications. As the options for embedded computing continue to expand, choosing the right embedded motherboard becomes more complicated and confusing. In applications where permanence and risk avoidance must be optimized, Kontron's experience in a variety of markets leads customers to the solution that meets their critical programming and cost objectives.

Industrial PC - Rackmount
Kontron's rackmount systems are designed and tested for high shock and vibration applications. Due to the efficient thermal concept the systems are optimized for reliability and high MTBF rates and withstand extreme temperatures in challenging environments. One of the benefits of Kontron's rackmount systems is their low noise level, even at high performance.

Communications Rack Mount Servers
Kontron's Communications Rack Mount Servers are ideally suited for telco and data network applications with 1U and 2U offerings in ruggedized, short depth chassis with long life availability. These servers include two key product families:
1. Carrier Grade Servers
2. IP Network Servers

Network Platforms
Kontron's network platforms provide scalable switching (L2) and routing (L3) features on different hardware platforms. Kontron Embedded Network Technology supports the environmental conditions, longtime supply and special demands for nearly all embedded applications with leading edge features and customer support. Kontron’s Network Technology products are designed to be easy to configure and use by operators in the field. All products have the same operation interfaces and thus a familiar environment for operators across the complete portfolio.

Embedded Box PCs
ENABLING TOMORROW’S INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
At Kontron we don’t just repackage personal computer technology. Instead we develop true industrial computer platforms to enable tomorrow’s industrial production. Kontron’s IoT-ready KBox family is an industrial computer platform, designed to enable predictable productivity in a connected environment. Developed for smart automation, wartungsfrei (maintenance-free) and based on the Forever Young philosophy, it accelerates your time to deployment and optimizes TCO without sacrificing your innovative potential.

HMIs & Displays
The product line of HMIs (Panel PCs, Intelligent Displays) offers a wide range of processor capacities and display dimensions. Kontron’s industrial Panel PCs are ready-to-run systems assuring the compatibility of hardware and software. The 100 % industry-capable intelligent displays and monitors meet the toughest environmental requirements concerning shock, vibration and temperature resistance. No matter what your requirements are, Kontron provides you with semi- and full-customized Panel PCs and Intelligent Displays for a wide range of applications within Medical, Industrial, Transportation and Military.

Rugged Systems
Kontron designs and delivers COTS and semi-custom system solutions to military customers – both the government and prime contractors. Our specialty is in the integration of COTS building blocks with purpose built hardware and software components to achieve best system performance at reduced cost and SWaP-C. Core competencies include system packaging, thermal management, software development, complex I/O solutions, plus custom boards, backplanes & power supply development.

Commercial Airborne Systems
The rugged airborne systems products family include critical systems components to enable in-flight broadband services including: Internet, VPN access, email, multimedia capabilities, video-on-demand, games and additional entertainment choices in a fully-integrated wireless cabin over a broadband air-to-ground or air-to-satellite link.

Internet of Things
Kontron's embedded motherboards are the ideal solution for a wide variety of applications. As the options for embedded computing continue to expand, choosing the right embedded motherboard can be complicated and confusing. Kontron’s Embedded Motherboards are produced with top quality components and designed to minimize your design risk and help you plan ahead, taking your products to the next level. In applications where permanence and risk avoidance must be optimized, Kontron's experience in a variety of markets helps customers unleash the full potential of their solutions.  

SMART AUTOMATION
Kontron’s IoT ready industrial computer platforms, e.g. the KBox family, are designed to ideally prepare your production facility or asset for Industry 4.0.

WARTUNGSFREI
Kontron’s KBox family is wartungsfrei (maintenance-free), minimizing total cost of ownership (TCO) while ensuring utmost availability.

FOREVER YOUNG
By enabling maximum flexibility and upgradeability, the KBox family’s modular approach allows you to break through the obsolescence barrier.

Server Board
Kontron adds a server class category to its already extensive portfolio of embedded and standard motherboard products, and feature long-life embedded server processors from Intel. These server boards are ideal for medical imaging, simulation, storage and multimedia telecom and data center markets. They also offer leading-edge remote management tools with support for KVM and VM over IP for real time access.

 


Software

Kontron offers enhanced, complex software support for customers to migrate from single-core to multicore platforms for all important operating systems such as Windows 7, Linux and VxWorks.

  • Middleware, BIOS, BSP, driver and operating system adaptations
  • Virtualization/hypervisor software
  • Software design, verification and validation
  • Porting, adoption and validation of target software applications

Customers benefits:

  • Considerably reduced time-to-market due to out-of-the-box HW/SW solutions
  • Increased application software quality
  • Reduced total-cost-of-ownership

Applications

Kontron is significantly investing in developing application-specific technology to meet the particular requirements of companies in the communications convergence, Internet security, industrial automation, transportation and other fields of commerce. We've assembled a portfolio of integrated (software, hardware, middleware and support services) embedded computer applications to offer customer-centric solutions that are flexible and scalable.

  • Industrial Automation
    The KBox family is designed for a variety of industrial applications. The real-time design makes it suitable as a controller platform, while the advanced graphics capabilities are a perfect match for your HMI – MES applications. Moreover, the built-in communication options and environmental specification make the KBox an ideal platform for remote monitoring applications.
  • Energy
  • Communications
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Transportation
  • Infotainment

Many of our embedded computer applications combine our industry-standard embedded computer boards and systems with leading application software. Quite simply, Kontron's embedded computer applications are designed to help OEMs, enterprise customers and Governments reduce their time-to-revenue.

Kontron – An S&T Company
Lise-Meitner-Straße 3-5
86156 Augsburg
Germany
Tel: +49 821 4086 0
Fax: +49 (0) 821 4086 111
sales@kontron.com