ADLINK Technology teams up with Kontron to release nanoETXexpress 1.0 specification

ADLINK Technology teams up with Kontron to release nanoETXexpress 1.0 specification

Small COM Express™ type 1 form factor gains strong momentum
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ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX:6166) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Kontron, Advantech and AAEON to support the small Computer-on-Module form factor nanoETXexpress (84 mm x 55 mm), originally initiated by Kontron. The embedded Computer-on-Module vendors ADLINK, Advantech, AAEON together with Kontron jointly released revision 1.0 of the nanoETXexpress specification, which now includes SDVO support. They will present the nanoETXexpress form factor to the PICMG® consortium for incorporation into one of the next COM Express™ releases under the proposed neutral name "Ultra."

Future-proof design, maximum reliability, longevity and compact size are just some of many desirable and advantageous features of the nanoETXexpress form factor that have inspired ADLINK, Advantech, AAEON and Kontron to work together on revision 1.0 and push for its incorporation as "Ultra" - along with the slightly larger "Compact" module (95 x 95mm) - into the COM Express™ specification. Currently, the COM Express™ specification includes only the "Basic" (95 x 125mm) and "Extended" (110 x 155mm) form factors.

"In the market for Computer-on-Module oriented designs we have seen how customers have shown a clear preference towards a single open standard: PICMG's® COM Express™. By proposing this new 'Ultra' small form factor that remains fully pin and signal compatible with PICMG's® COM Express™ Type 1, we can leverage COM Express™ success and use its existing design ecosystem and collaterals. The COM Express™ compatible connectors, with their higher electromagnetic compatibility, inherently make 'Ultra' a future proof design for the small form factor Computer-on-Module market," says Henk van Bremen, Product Director for ADLINK's Embedded Division.

"The support of these three other major Computer-on-Module vendors underlines the fact that nanoETXexpress is a safe investment. In addition, the market for the COM Express™ Type 1 interconnectors is very strong with an expected CAGR of 70% up to 2010 according to VDC. This is why we expect the 'Ultra' small Computer-on-Module specification to become the de facto standard for a small form factor designs based on Computer-on-Modules," says Dirk Finstel, CTO of Kontron.


ADLINK Technology is enabling the Internet ofThings (IoT) with innovative embedded computing solutions for edge devices,intelligent gateways and cloud services. ADLINK's products are application-ready for industrial automation, communications, medical, defense, transportation, and infotainment industries. Our product range includes motherboards, blades, chassis, modules, and systems based on industry standard form factors, as well as an extensive line of test & measurement products, smart touch computers, displays and handhelds that support the global transition to always connected systems. Many products are Extreme Rugged™, supporting extended operating temperature ranges, and MIL-STD levels of shock and vibration.

ADLINK is a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and is active in several standards organizations, including the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), the PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), and the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET).

ADLINK is a global company with headquarters in Taiwan; manufacturing in Taiwan and China; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, the US, and Germany; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is publicly traded on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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