Editor's Choice Speakout: Kontron microETXexpress Starterkit VxWorks
December 01, 2010
Kontron has introduced the Kontron microETXexpress Starterkit VxWorks.
The Kontron microETXexpress® Starterkit VxWorks includes all the necessary components preconfigured and ready to use out of the box. Users can select a Kontron COM Express™ microETXexpress® Computer-On-Module, such as the microETXexpress-SP. The starter kit comes with 1GB of DDR SODIMM system memory, a heat sink for low-profile cooling, the Kontron ETXexpress miniBaseboard, a 12V pico power supply, plus all necessary cables and accessories. Also included are an 8GB Wind River LiveUSB environment stick with Fedora Linux complete with Wind River Workbench 3.2, the Wind River Tilcon Interface Development Tool 5.7, and VxWorks 6.8. A 2GB USB stick with a preinstalled bootable VxWorks 6.8 demo image with Wind River Tilcon Graphic demo applications also is included.
Kontron and Wind River plan continued collaboration for future design tools that provide real-time development assistance to expand the range of embedded platforms that can benefit from using VxWorks.
Editor’s Choice Award: Kit gets the ball rolling on COM designs
While COMs can be used in a wide variety of applications, that flexibility doesn’t do much good without software to develop those applications. After releasing a starter kit for nanoETXexpress earlier this year, Kontron has introduced another tool, the Kontron microETXexpress Starterkit VxWorks, to help developers jump-start COM designs and reduce time to market.
Validated for use under Wind River VxWorks 6.8, the kit comes with preconfigured components including a microETXexpress module with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 or N270 processor, 1 GB DDR SODIMM memory, heat sink, Kontron ETXexpress-miniBaseboard, 12 V pico power supply, and other accessories. Additional features include a 2 GB USB stick with a preinstalled bootable VxWorks 6.8 demo image plus Wind River Tilcon Graphic demo applications and an 8 GB Wind River LiveUSB environment stick with Wind River Workbench 3.2 (30-day evaluation) and the Wind River Tilcon Interface Development Tool 5.7.