Date: 30th Jun 2011
nanoETXexpress gaining momentum as ultra-small
COM Express compatible solution
The nanoETXexpress Industrial Group is growing in number
of membership indicating that this new standard as the COM
Express based de-facto standard for highly ultra-small and
energy-efficient designs. nanoETXexpress form factor is
100 percent compatible with the COM Express specification,
with respect to pin-out definition and connector location.
The products based on this standard is first introduced
"The growing support of leading manufacturers, such
as Emerson Network Power, gives a tremendous boost to the
worldwide market position of the ultra small COM Express
compatible nanoETXexpress", says Dirk Finstel CTO,
Kontron. "OEMs can expect an even larger choice of
products, enjoy even more design security, and get the added
benefit of contact persons who are based locally."
The nanoETXexpress is a concept based on COM Express for
credit card-sized and energy efficient Computer-on-Modules
(84 mm x 55 mm) and is suggeted as ideal for developing
ultra-mobile mini-computer devices based on x86 processors.
In terms of connector positioning and pin-out definition,
nanoETXexpress is 100 percent compatible to the Type 1 and
the recently specified Type 10 COM Express pin-out, thus
guaranteeing an excellent future-proof investment. "It
is a major advantage of the nanoETXexpress form factor that
OEMs can fall back on established and successful COTS solutions
and fully concentrate on developing their own dedicated
solutions. Owing to the COM Express compatibility, developers
can use their know-how on existing solutions 1:1 on new
SFF carrierboard designs. So nanoETXexpress reduces time-to-market,
lowers development costs and minimizes Total Cost of Ownership",
Dirk Finstel goes on to say.
Along with Emerson Network Power, the nanoETXexpress Industrial
Group welcomes the companies Aaronn Electronic, Avnet, B-plus,
EG Electronics, Fortec, HY-LINE Computer Components, ies,
Ineltro, Milper, next system, PLUG-IN Electronic, RAFI Elettronica,
Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente, and Texim.
For more information on the nanoETXexpress IG, visit http://www.nanoetxexpress.org