XTX™ supported on a broad basis
XTX consortium adds more membersAdvantech, Evalue and MarekMicro
Deggendorf, June 28, 2005 - XTX - the expansion of the ETX® standard through the addition of PCI Express, Serial ATA, as well as other functions - was introduced in February 2005 at the Embedded World show in Nuremberg. Now more embedded computer module manufacturers have joined the XTX consortium.
The XTX consortium (www.xtx-standard.org) can be pleased with its growing membership numbers. IBSmm, Embedded Logic, and congatec AG, all of which started the consortium at the end of February 2005, are now joined by active members Advantech, Evalue, and MarekMicro.
The consortium currently has 11 members. All manufacturers and users of XTX are invited to take active participation in this exciting new industry standard for computer modules.
ETX® is the logical extension of the well established ETX® standard. With XTX™, the newest I/O technologies are implemented on a proven form factor. By eliminating the ISA bus, which is barely used by today's applications, the ETX® X2 connector is free for new serial buses such as PCI Express and Serial ATA. All other signals on the X1, X3, and X4 connectors remain completely compatible with the ETX® standard (Rev. 2.7). ISA functionality can be implemented on the baseboard via a PCI-ISA bridge or the LPC bus. The mechanics are absolutely unchanged, even the cooling concept via the uniform heat spreader is standard in the XTX specification.