In 2007, Kontron listened and responded to customer’s needs in the development of the Universal Graphic Module (UGM) concept and formation of the UGM consortium.
More and more, the embedded market has to control and feed many high-end displays with tons of information without sacrificing excellent 3D graphic performance. The UGM standard - the first standard for embedded graphic cards - defines a 95 x 84 mm universal graphics-on-module which supplies monitors with all current and future graphic card signals in demand.
The concept is similar to the COM Express™ concept: Via the rugged AMP / TYCO connector, UGM cards connect to max. PCI Express x16. With its own independent frame buffer memory, the graphics processing unit (GPU) generates the output video signals available on the rugged 220 pin module connector.
Thus, no breakout cables are required. To control more than 2 displays independently, UGM-M72 allows for sharing PCI Express to several graphic modules.
High End Graphic Module based on ATI M72 with up to 256MB VideoRAM
First modular graphic card for Computer-on-Modules
High graphic performance with ATI M72 (ATI Radeon™ HD2400)
Kontron helps leading OEMs and systems integrators to significantly reduce their time-to-market to gain a competitive edge. Kontron designs and manufactures innovative building blocks capable of supporting numerous applications for today‘s networked infrastructure. Our broad portfolio of products includes Computer-On-Modules industry standard COM Express, PCI, ATCA, CompactPCI, ePCI-X and VME board-level solutions, open platform communications servers, industrial-grade rackmount solutions, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) systems, and mobile rugged computers. Kontron products are designed to withstand higher temperature ranges, shock, vibration, moisture, dust and electrical noise; all of which are characteristic of embedded computing applications. Kontron solutions can be found at work in a wide range of industries and applications.