Parallel to the launch of the 4th generation Intel Core processors, Kontron announces its support of this new microarchitecture on a broad range of long-term available systems, boards and modules. Four intelligent platforms with improved processing and graphics performance as well as energy efficiency are available for evaluation with immediate effect. Customers benefit from significant time-to-market advantages, as they can directly start their application developments on their preferred new target platform.
The first Kontron intelligent platforms to feature the 4th generation Intel Core processors will be COM Express, Mini-ITX, 6U CompactPCI, and the Kontron SYMKLOUD Media cloud platforms. Based on the new Intel microarchitecture, formerly codenamed ‘Haswell’, they integrate new features such as the Intel AVX2 instructions, which dramatically accelerate floating-point-intensive computations and the improved Intel AES-NI, which accelerates data encryption and decryption. Graphics-intensive applications will profit from the graphics performance which has been doubled in comparison to solutions based on the previous generation processors, while the thermal footprint has remained nearly the same. Kontron’s new platforms with 4th generation Intel Core processor technology provide a performance increase for floating-point intensive and parallel computing with the support of the new Intel AVX2 and OpenCL 1.2. Target applications include digital signal and image processing applications in the medical, industrial automation and MAG (Military, Aerospace and Government) markets, as well as cloud-based video transcoding for content delivery networks. OEMs looking for a compelling visual experience of intelligent systems displaying videos, graphics and interactive content will enjoy the advantages of increased 3D and media performance as well as the support of DirectX 11.1 and OpenGL 4.x. Another new feature is the support for 4K displays, connected via DVI or HDMI.