Kontron ETX-OH

High Graphics Performance, up to 4GB DDR3 Memory, SATA, Win7 Support Heatspreader Concept

Manufacturer: Kontron
Kontron ETX-OH

Kontron's ETX®-OH extends availability and reliability of the established form factor ETX®. It is a successor product for existing ETX® designs. ETX®-OH raises your investment protection for your ETX® designs.

Based on the AMD A55E Controller Hub, this latest addition to the Kontron ETX ® 3.0 Computer-on- Module family covers a wide performance range with the AMD T40E, T40R, T52 and T56N single and dual core processors in order to address exact application requirements. The Kontron ETX®-OH offers superior HD graphics capabilities with support for the latest 3D graphics with DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.2. It also enables brilliant and smooth playback of high resolution BluRay and video streams of up to 1080p thanks to the integrated Unified Video Decoder. Also, it is the first ETX® module that offers native support for DP++ (DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI) onboard, allowing the latest display technology to be connected without changes to the carrier board, making upgrades simple and fast. Additionally, Kontron offers a dedicated graphics adapter from DisplayPort to LVDS. In combination with the native dual-channel LVDS via the ETX® connectors, the Kontron ETX®-OH can be used to control two digital displays independently. Through the use of the ETX® 3.0 Computer-on- Module, PCI and ISA-based applications can be updated to latest dual-display technology with HD content. This comes together to make the new Kontron ETX®-OH the ideal solution for applications in the infotainment, kiosk and medical markets where high performance and low energy consumption are required.

Heatspreader Concept

The heat-spreader is a 2mm thick aluminium plate. It provides a thermal interface surface for heat removal from the ETX module. The heat-spreader is thermally coupled to the CPU die or package surface, and it may also be coupled to other heat generating devices on the module (e.g. chipset, vga chip). The heat spreader is not intended as a heat sink, although it may be suitable for this purpose on low power modules operating under benign conditions.

Kontron have two different heatspreaders for the ETX-OH. One with threaded post and one with through hole posts. Kontron also have two heatspreader/heatsink assemblies (again one threaded, one through hole). The heatsink is 15 mm tall (in addition to the heat spreader thickness which is 2mm). Drawings of all four assemblies are available on request.


CPU SpecAMD Embedded G-Series
Choice of:

T56N (2x 1.65 GHz)
T40E (2x 1.0 GHz)
T52R (1x 1.5 GHz)
T40R (1x 1.0 GHz)
T16R (1x 615 MHz)

512 kB L2 cache per core
AMD PowerNow! power management
Refer to the ETX Product Line Performance document for benchmark figures
ChipsetAMD Fusion Controller Hub (FCH) A55M
MemoryT56N, T52R: Up to 4 GB DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM
T40E, T40R, T16R: Up to 4 GB DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM
GraphicsIntegrated Radeon HD6310 / HD6250:

• T56N variant has the Radeon HD6310 graphics controller clocked at 500MHz
• T40E variant has the Radeon HD6250 graphics controller clocked at 280MHz
• T52 variant has the Radeon HD6310 graphics controller clocked at 500MHz
• T40R variant has the Radeon HD6250 graphics controller clocked at 280MHz
• T16R variant has the Radeon HD6250 graphics controller clocked at 280MHz

DirectX® 11, PS 5.0, OpenGL 4.1, OpenCL 1.1
ATI Avivo HD with H.264, VC-1, Blu-ray support
DP++ (DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI)
Dual Channel LVDS 18 bit or 24 bit up to UXGA (1920 x 1200)
CRT up to QXGA (2560 x 1600)
Hardware accelerated Video: ATI Avivo HD: H.264, VC-1, Blu-ray
Network10/100 MBit Ethernet, Broadcom BCM54610
Jumbo Frames Support
Time Sync Protocol Indicator Support
WOL (Wake On LAN) Support
PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment Support
Storage2x SerialATA (AHCI) - RAID 0/1, NCQ
2x PATA (via PCIe bridge)
Optional 2/4/8 GB SATA SSD
ExpansionETX Interface (version 3.0 compliant)
PCI 2.3, 32 bit / 33 MHz PCI bus
ISA Bus (ETX® 3.0 compliant)
USB4x USB 2.0, optional 2x miniUSB 2.0 onboard
Serial2x Serial (TTL signal)
AudioHDA Codec Realtek ALC886GR
OtherEnhanced Parallel Port
UEFI, E-API, K-station and JIDA-Support, IrDA 1.1 enhanced, WakeOnLan, Watchdog, I²C Bus, RTC, Suspend states, DisplayID
Evaluation baseboard available
Power ManagementACPI 3.0, supports S0, S3, S4, S5 states



ExpansionETX Interface (version 3.0 compliant)
PCI 2.3, 32 bit / 33 MHz PCI bus
ISA Bus (ETX® 3.0 compliant)
ElectricalAll ETX modules are 5V powered
ETX®-OH T56N (A55E,WinXP) - XP full load 19.21W, XP idle 8.37W
ETX®-OH T40E (A55E,WinXP) - XP full load 10.73W, XP idle 7.20W
ETX®-OH T52R (A55E,WinXP) - XP full load 16,19W, XP idle 7.73W
ETX®-OH T40R (A55E,WinXP) - XP full load 9.35W, XP idle 7.06W
ETX®-OH T16R (A55E,WinXP) - XP full load tbd, XP idle tbd
Mechanical95 x 114mm (3.7x4.5“)
SoftwareWindows® 7 x86/x64
Windows Vista®
Windows® XP Embedded
Windows® XP x86/x64
WES7 x86/x64
VxWorks BSP planned
TemperatureOperation (standard): 0° to 60°C
Storage: -30° to 85°C
HumidityOperation: 10% to 90%, storage: 5% to 95% (non condensing)
MTBFSystem MTBF (hours): 212866 @ 40°C
Warranty2 Years


Ordering Details

Board18040-0000-06-1 ETX®-OH with AMD G-Series T16R (1x 615 MHz), TDP of APU 4.5W, Radeon HD6250
18040-0000-16-2 ETX®-OH with AMD G-series T56N (2x1.65 GHz), TDP of APU 18W, Radeon HD6310
18040-0000-10-2 ETX®-OH with AMD G-series T40E (2x1.0 GHz), TDP of APU 6.4W, Radeon HD6250
18040-0000-15-1 ETX®-OH with AMD G-series T52R (1x1.5 GHz), TDP of APU 18W, Radeon HD6310
18040-0000-10-1 ETX®-OH with AMD G-series T40R (1x1.0 GHz), TDP of APU 5.5W, Radeon HD6250

The ETX-OH modules do not come with a heatspreader (see accessories)
Accessories18040-0000-99-0 HSP-ETX-OH threaded stand off heatspreader
18040-0000-99-1 HSP-ETX-OH through hole stand off heatspreader
18099-0000-99-0 ETX® Universal Active Cooler for ETX®-OH Heatspreader Mounting
36099-0000-99-1 Universal Passive Cooler for Heatspreader Mounting on COM Express® basic (COMe-bXXX), COM Express® compact (COMe-cXXX) and ETX®-OH COM

96006-0000-00-8 ADA-DP-LVDS Convert DisplayPort to LVDS (for ETX®-OH).
96085-0000-00-0 KAB-ADAPT-FF-DP Flatfoil to Display Port adapter cable, 22 pin

97015-1024-16-0 DDR3-SODIMM-1GB - DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM memory module with 1GB 0° to 60°C
97015-2048-16-0 DDR3-SODIMM-2GB - DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM memory module with 2GB 0° to 60°C
97015-4096-16-0 DDR3-SODIMM-4GB - DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM memory module with 4GB 0° to 60°C

18010-0000-00-S ETX Starter Kit
Starter kit contains ETXeval board, CD-ROM, no memory, FDD, docs & PSU (add ETX module, DRAM & heatspreader to suit)

18010-0000-00-0 ETXeval - ATX ETX Evaluation Board
96047-0000-00-0 JRC1 Remote Control Softwarewith serial cable

18011-0000-00-0 ETX SAMPLE SMT receptacle connector for ETX (2.5mm tall, 4 pcs)
18011-0000-00-1 ETX SMT receptacle connector for ETX (2.5mm tall, 1000 pcs)
18011-0000-01-0 ETX SAMPLE SMT receptacle connector for ETX (9.5mm tall, 4 pcs)
18011-0000-01-1 ETX SMT receptacle connector for ETX (9.5mm tall, 500 pcs)
Each ETX module requires 4 of these connectors - most customers use 2.5mm version

18017-0000-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For one board, 2.5mm height)
18017-0400-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For 100 boards, 2.5mm height)
18017-1000-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For 1000 boards, 2.5mm height)
18017-0095-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For one board, 9.5mm height)
18017-1094-00-0 ETX MOUNTING KIT (For 1000 boards, 9.5mm height)
ETX mounting kit is for ETX boards with standard threaded heatspreaders
2.5mm version contains per board four of: 2.5mm screws, 3mm spacers & washers
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