Kontron has announced a mini-ITX motherboard based on a 1.6GHz Intel Centrino Atom processor. The KTUS15/miTX runs Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded, targeting solar- or battery-powered applications, vehicle PCs, point-of-sale/interest kiosks, medical, multimedia, rugged tablets, industrial automation, and other embedded device applications.
The KTUS15/miTX adheres to Via's seven-year-old 170 x 170mm mini-ITX format. However, lacking x16 ("by 16") PCI Express and other high-end features, the KTUS15 does not meet Via's just-announced Mini-ITX version 2.0 spec.
The KTUS15/miTX supports either the 1.6GHz Z530 version of the Intel Centrino Atom or the 1.1GHz Z510, both of which are embedded-device versions that offer seven-year availability. Combined with Intel's US15 Embedded Chipset, featuring a 533MHz frontside bus, the CPU/chipset combo dissipates less than five Watts, Kontron says.