OEMs can deploy the newly launched processor based on ETX Computer-on-Module from ICOP Technology which is fully compliant to the existing ETX 3.0 dual core computer module with up to 1.0GHz clock frequency into all existing ETX based applications as a substitute to older x86 processors. This will lend additional seven years of support to the current system without making much of investment to the existing infrastructure setup.
According to the press release, “The VDX3-ETX, a DM&P Vortex86 DX3 processor supports the entire bandwidth of legacy interfaces as defined by the ETX specification including fully compatible ISA and PCI bus, serial interfaces, IDE/PATA interfaces as well as PS/2 for keyboard and mouse.”
In addition to its construction for completely fanless system designs, the VDX3-ETX module provides powerful graphics and supports a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hertz. The module supports extended temperature ranges of -20°C to + 70°C. In line with the very varied applications, the module supports a wide range of operating systems – from DOS to Windows CE6.0, CE7.0, Windows 7, WES7, Windows XP Professional, Windows Embedded Standard (XPe), POS Ready (WePOS) and Embedded Linux, X-Linux and Linux right up to QNX (BSP), and more as stated by the media release.
These modules find a wide range of application in digital signage, kiosk and POS/POI systems as well as the transportation sector.