Kontron has announced a high-speed storage solution for 3U and 6U CompactPCI systems, the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT, which enables OEMS and system integrators to set up powerful and robust storage and RAID solutions in a number of applications, such as video surveillance, image processing and infotainment. Thanks to the integrated backplane, the Kontron storage solution can be easily integrated in existing CompactPCI installations, reducing development efforts and time-to-market.

Designed to meet high reliability and ruggedisation requirements of harsh environments, the Kontron storage solution CP-HDD-S-KIT was tested for railway standards for shock and vibration (EN50155) and offers an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. The Kontron CP-HDD-S carrier boards consist of an aluminum frame with a mounted carrier PCB which can host one 2.5in HDD or SSD drive of which the latter is also available for the full extended temperature. For mechanical stability, two (optionally available) metal guide pins can be installed in the backplane to secure the carrier board for additional shock and vibration resistance.

The SATA II compliant Kontron storage solution CP-HDD-S-KIT is a 3U CompactPCI carrier solution for 2.5 HDDs and SSDs. It consists of one or two carrier boards plus an easy to integrate backplane. Its design allows the robust and versatile Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT to be easily installed in all 19 enclosures, regardless of whether 3U or 6U CompactPCI. This flexibility makes the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT a perfect fit for various applications in transportation, military, aerospace and industrial automation environments.

“The CompactPCI storage solution is designed to meet the growing demand for flexible high-speed data storage in many fields CompactPCI is in use,” says Sandra Korsinek, product manager for 3U CompactPCI at Kontron. “To fulfill this demand most efficiently the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT is available both directly off the shelf or configured customer-specific and delivered as a fully tested application ready solution.”

The Kontron storage solution CP-HDD-S-KIT carrier boards provide LEDs for activity and error indication. Furthermore the carrier boards are fully hot pluggable, ensuring fast maintenance without the need to shutdown the running system. For high-speed read and write access, SATA II is supported on the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT as well.

Samples of the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT are available now. Full production is scheduled for Q4 in 2010.