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Plugging and immediately evaluate: for a quick start with SMARC Kit is ready wired Eching, 10 April 2013 for developers, an entry in the with SMARC fast computer-on-modules wide scalable ARM processor world search, Kontron has today unveiled an immediately ready Starter Kit. The kit in sturdy shipping box is ready wired and equipped with all required components including display and power supply. Customers can choose their preferred engine individually. Optionally the SMARC Starter Kit already installed module, operating system, Boardsupportpackage and cooling solution is delivered. Developers can start directly with the evaluation of the desired ARM platform.

Module families are available at Kontron currently after the SGET of compliant SMARC specification on the basis of ARM Cortex A9 and A8 processors from Freescale, Texas instruments or NVIDIA. The Freescale i. MX6-based Kontron SMARC-sAMX6 and the Texas Instruments AM3874-based Kontron SMARC sA3874i are modules for the industrial temperature range of-40 C to + 85 C developed, an important prerequisite for applications in transportation, the defense technology as well as mobile or other applications in harsh environments. The NVIDIA Tegra 3-based computer-on modules Kontron SMARC sAT30 is ideal for graphics hungry applications in markets such as POS/POI and medical technology. All SMARC designs meet the market requirements for a compact computer-on-module with standard feature set and low power consumption of only a few Watts.

The application areas ranging from mobile devices to on-board systems and stationary devices with solar – or conventional power supply. The ready wired SMARC Starter Kit in a robust aluminium case with 7 inch WVGA display (800 x 480) touch, 5 V wide range power supply, as well as the SMARC evaluation Carrierboard, that performs all relevant interfaces of SMARC computer-on-module standard. These include respectively a LVDS and HDMI interface, as well as CSI and parallel camera inputs. It provides networking Gigabit Ethernet, CAN bus and serial interfaces as well as a SIM card edge connector.