As the Kontron starter kits are validated for use under the new operating system Wind River VxWorks 6.8, they eliminate the problems that arise whenever an application is developed on the basis of a new operating system and new hardware. There are many variables that can make the integration of hardware and software difficult and debugging to determine even the most minor error can be a very time-consuming task. With the pre-validated starter kits, risks for developers are minimized and time-to-market is shortened. The Kontron microETXexpress Starterkits VxWorks are pre-configured and assembled with a Kontron microETXexpress Computer-on-Module in the newly defined COM Express compact form factor with 1.0 GB system memory and a heatsink cooling solution and are available for use with either the Kontron microETXexpress-SP Computer-on-Module (Intel Atom Processor Z530 (1.6GHz) and Intel SCH US15W) or with the Kontron microETXexpress-DC (Intel Atom processor N270, Intel 945GSE and Intel ICH7M). The small size of Kontron’s 95 x 95 mm COM Express compact modules makes them an ideal fit for appliances with strict space limitations such as found in mobile medical applications. All these applications benefit from the optimized response behavior and flexibility of dedicated solutions.