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  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 by Kontron.

"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.

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