As part of its ‘High-Speed CompactPCI® Initiative’, Kontron is showcasing its first 3U CompactPCI® Serial (CPCI-S.0) processor board at the Embedded World 2013 trade show in Nuremberg. The Kontron CPS3003-SA comes equipped with latest 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors and, for the first time, offers PCI Express Gen 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA 6G and Gigabit Ethernet over backplane. This paves the way for completely new application scenarios and can greatly boost performance in comparison to classic CompactPCI® installations. Significant interest in CompactPCI® Serial has been identified in numerous market segments including industrial automation, test and measurement equipment as well as transport and traffic systems and also include medical and defense technology. At the same time, the new Kontron CompactPCI® Serial class processor board is very flexible. For OEMs, who still rely on classic CompactPCI® boards, Kontron offers the CPS3003-SA as an option in combination with a CPCI extension module. This means that both CompactPCI® Serial boards as well as classic CompactPCI® boards can operate together in a hybrid system. This enables OEMs to easily continue using existing boards without any re-design or requirement to replace their existing Compact PCI® boards. Not only are OEMs provided with a clear migration path to a high speed point-to-point connection of CompactPCI® Serial, but they can also optimize their applications’ time-to-market and product lifecycle to minimize their total cost of ownership.