As part of its ‘High-Speed CompactPCI® Initiative’, at the Embedded World 2013 trade show in Nuremberg, Kontron is presenting a 3U CompactPCI® Serial (CPCI-S.0) compliant chassis platform as well as peripheral boards for 10 Gigabit and Gigabit Ethernet, XMC-based I/O and SATA hard disks. These building blocks are already aligned to the new Kontron CPS3003-SA processor board featuring the Intel® Core™ i7 processor, so that pre-integrated modular CompactPCI® Serial system configurations with PCIe, GbE, USB and SATA over backplane are also available to OEMs. Customers will also benefit from a rapid time-to-market and minimal integration efforts, which Kontron can also provide as part of its accompanying service program. The Kontron chassis family CPS-ASM4 is a range of 19” (84HP) or 42HP rack/wall-mount or tabletop enclosures, pre-integrated and EMI tested including backplane, power supply and fan tray options for 3U CompactPCI® Serial installations. 5-slot and 9-slot variants are available. A 19” hybrid solution includes 5 Compact PCI® serial slots and the assembly option for up to four additional classic CompactPCI® extension boards. With these platform solutions Kontron supports both the all-new high-speed system configurations and also provides a simple migration path from the classic CompactPCI® to CompactPCI® Serial. Thus, users can transfer their systems into the serial world comparatively easily without having to take existing CompactPCI® peripheral cards out of service.