ECHING, Germany -- For developers looking for a power start into custom tailored Power Architecture implementations, today Kontron introduced a ready-to-use and individually configurable Starterkit for Freescale QorIQ-based Computer-on-Modules. The Kontron COMe-QorIQ Starterkit comes equipped with the Kontron Evaluation Carrierboard for QorIQ and all the necessary components including the power supply and adapter cards for the individually configurable SerDes lanes. The versatile, option rich Starterkit can be pre-configured to specific demands to improve the customer's power start experience. Options include a preinstalled QorIQ-based Kontron module, pre-configured SerDes lanes and a Linux or VxWorks operating system and BSP. Developers can immediately launch into the evaluation of their desired QorIQ platform.
Computer-on-Modules with 32 bit Freescale QorIQ P2020 or 64 bit Freescale QorIQ P5020 processor are currently available. These are mechanically compatible with the COM Express specification, they offer long-term availability of more than 10 years and, as an option, the 32 bit variant is even designed for the extended temperature range of -40 °C to +70 °C in a convection cooled environment. Application areas of Power Architecture-based Computer-on-Modules range from embedded data processing systems in harsh outdoor and onboard environments, which require a particularly high performance per watt right up to systems with high bandwidth for data processing in telecommunication networks with up to 10 GbE (XAUI SFP+), 4x 1GbE (SGMII) or Serial RapidIO (SRIO) performance.