Eching, Germany, September 5, 2013 — Kontron today announced its participation to join Intel at its “TV from Cloud to Home” booth during the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) to demonstrate live video delivery in the cloud with partners Vanguard Video and Vantrix.
As both traditional mobile service providers and cable operators continue to position themselves for growth with HD multiscreen content delivery, the challenges are becoming increasingly complex due to 4K television to the home and Ultra HD/HEVC to the mobile device. At the forefront is their constant battle to meet growing content demand as cost efficiently as possible, as audio and video codecs require high performance and scalability at the lowest CAPEX and OPEX. The most convincing response has been to deploy most supporting functions for media delivery in cloud infrastructure.[Continue reading →]
Eching, Germany February 20, 2013 – The Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET) has officially announced the ratification of the new SMARC™ Computer-on-Modules specification. Kontron played the leading role in the development of the specification which had the working title ULP-COM. This new Smart Mobility ARChitecture for ARM/SoC-based extremely compressed Computer-on-Modules was approved within a short time frame. The speedy ratification goes to underline the market’s need for a new ARM/SoC based form factor standard, as well as, the agility of the newly created SGET body. Coinciding with the adoption of this new standard, three design lines have already become available at Kontron. Developers can now begin engineering innovative ultra-low-power devices based on the new SMARC™ standard.
"It is thanks to the quick and efficient work of the SGET and its members that the manufacturer-independent specification of the new SMARC™ standard, initiated by Kontron, was completed in 2012. The SGET passed its debut with flying colors and demonstrated how efficiently it worked. Eliminating the standardization bottleneck, the embedded market can now benefit from having an additional standards body contributing to innovative specifications and bringing new standards to the market within just a few months time," explained Peter Müller, Global Product Line Manager for Modules at Kontron, and continued, "The SMARC™ specification, as a standard for ARM/SoC-based building blocks in miniature format, has filled a very significant gap in the embedded market. Hats off and many thanks to all the members of the first SGET standardization team who worked extremely efficiently on this new standard."[Continue reading →]
Eching, Germany, February 14, 2013 – Kontron has announced today that the Kontron MicroTCA™ Carrier Hubs (MCH) AM4904/AM4910 have been upgraded to include support of the MTCA.4 specification. Offering the MicroTCA™ enhancements for rear I/O and precision timing, the MCHs are ideally aligned with the requirements of high-speed data acquisition and processing applications. Target segments include physical research centers and many other high-bandwidth applications that require increased serviceability packed into a compact form factor and feature high levels of performance, bandwidth and availability. By supporting four different high-speed fabric variants, including GbE, sRIO, PCIe and 10 GbE, the new Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hubs build the backbone of practically all data-intensive MicroTCA™-based high-performance applications.
Besides deployment in physics applications, other typical scenarios can be found in telecom markets – including 3G, LTE and network test equipment – and non-telecom markets such as military, medical, test and measurement, as well as in image and video processing applications. To cover the individual application requirements, the modular Kontron AM4904/AM4910 MCHs come in four different versions. The Kontron AM4904-BASE is a pure Gigabit Ethernet switching version; the Kontron AM4904-PCIE has a combined PCIe mezzanine card and the Kontron AM4904-SRIO features sRIO. For high bandwidth demands, the Kontron AM4910 provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching. All the versions provide central management and data switching functionality on a full-size, single-width Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) form factor.[Continue reading →]