Lanner’s AMD Geode NX Mini-ITX Board
Lanner Electronics Inc announced today the EM-9640, a mini-ITX embedded motherboard targeting low power and low noise multimedia applications. Supporting ultra low power AMD Geode NX processors, including the AMD Geode NX1500 @6W and the Geode NX 1750 @ 14W, the EM-9640 delivers guaranteed performance for graphics intense digital signage, thin client and panel PC applications.
"Today's savvy system design requires more than just a great price/performance ratio," offered Robert Kuo, Senior Product Manager, Lanner Electronics Inc. "Today's offering delivers fantastic performance, and when integrated as a full system, draws less than 30Watts of power."
Based on the SIS741CX/964 chipset, Lanner's EM-9640 supports dual independent displays with 3D graphics accelerations and onboard MPEG-2 decoder. Onboard 5.1 audio completes the advanced AV features making it ideal for standalone digital signage and multimedia applications.
The EM-9640 supports a range peripherals including a Gigabit networking port, four USB ports, four COM ports, parallel port, IRDA, a Mini-PCI slot and a CF slot to round off the range of add-on options for flexibility to fit the target application.
For further information, specifications and engineering diagrams, please visit the online product page: http://www.lannerinc.com/product_detail.php?products_id=203&cPath=79#
The EM-9640 is available for immediate evaluation. For pricing and quantity availability, please contact your local distributor or email email@example.com.
ESC Conference and Exhibition
Lanner will be presenting its range of embedded SBCs at Embedded System Conference in booth 423. To schedule a meeting, contact Jacky Chen on 1-800-663-4797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commell LV-676: Core 2 Duo Mini-ITX board based on Intel's Q965 chipset
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, MAR. 23, 2007 -Taiwan Commate Computer Inc.(COMMELL), the worldwide leader of Industrial Mini-ITX mainboard, introduced the Mini-ITX motherboard LV-676 that mainboard based on intel Q965 Express chipset, which supports the intel Core 2 Duo Processor with Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel Pentium D 900 sequence and Pentium 4 processors in the LGA775 socket, it is providing awesome performance for today`s and tomorrow`s demanding software applications - such as graphics-intensive games or serious number-crunching programs.
COMMELL's LV-676 Mini-ITX mainboard incorporates intel Fast Memory Access that significantly increases overall system performance through the optimization of acailable bandwidth and reduction of memory access latency. this updated Q965GMCH also includes wider internal data buses that support dual-channel DDR2 memory technology at 800MHz for greater platform performance and memory flexibility. based on Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000(Intel GMA 3000) architecture, delivers richer visual color and picture clarity without the need for additional discrete graphics cards. delivers performance for advanced operating systems like Microsoft Windows Vista and Dual Independent Display expands the viewable workspace to two monitors.
The LV-676 comes with floppy, PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse, 1 x RS232C and 1 x RS232/422/485, 2 x IEEE-1394a, Networking is provided by Intel 2 x 82537L PCI-Express Giga LAN, 6 x USB2.0 ports, It offers support for Intel High Definition Audio enables increased bandwidth for high quality audio and support for Dolby Technology. Also support for eSATA enables the full SATA interface speed up to 3GB/s, support for RAID 0,1,5, and 10 enables high reliablity for personal data, or maximum storage performance for intensive applications. Mini PCI and PCI slots easily using any other add-on cards.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo desktop, Pentium D and Pentium 4 in the LGA775 socket @ 1066/800/533-MHz. Memory: 2 x 240 pin DDR2 800/667/533MHz up to 3.0GB. Chipset: Intel Q965 and ICH8DO. VGA Interface: Intel Q965 integrated GMA 3000 Technology. Support LVDS or DVI interface optional. LAN Interface: 2 x Intel 82537L PCIE Giga LAN. Serial ATA: Support six SATA. Audio: Intel ICH8DO integrated with Realtek ALC888 High Definition Audio. I/O Ports: 1 x RS232 and 1 x RS232/422/485 Serial Ports, 6 x USB2.0 ports, 1 x DB15 VGA port, 2 x IEEE-1394a, 1 x PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports. Extended Interface: One PCI bus add-in card connector, 1 x Mini-PCI socket. GPIO Interface: Onboard programmable 8-bit Digital I/O interface. WatchDog Timer: 256-level generates NMI or system reset programmable watchdog timer.
COMMELL is a leading supplier of Single Board Computers and focuses on developing the most advanced and reliable IPC products. In addition to promise our customers constantly stay ahead of this competitive business, we are always in search of disruptive & incremental sustaining innovation. We treat every of our customer as partner and provide the best services and total support. The combination of innovation, superior quality, and excellent services will ensure both Taiwan Commate Computer Inc., and our customers always have the competitive edge in the computer world.
For further information about COMMELL is available at www.commell.com.tw
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iEi KINO-690AM2 Mini-ITX Mainboard for the AM2 Socket
Computex 2006 was the first time that I saw Mini-ITX products by iEi in person. Given that I had been told that iEi "was working on bringing all major platforms to the Mini-ITX form-factor" I was very much looking forward to meeting up with them in Hannover. While the company seemed focused on Geode LX, VIA Luke and Intel Core platforms in 2006 the two lattest additions to its Mini-ITX lineup are based on AMD's 690 chipset that also powers Albatron's much discussed KI690-AM2. While the KINO-690AM2 board comes with an AM2 socket the KINO-690S1 relies on Socket S1 to support AMD's mobile processors. Otherwise the boards appear to be identical.
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New Jetway Geode Nano-ITX
"Jetway has had an impressive start into the Mini-ITX market in 2006 and they're set to continue coming up with some very nice solutions. Amongst the first things we were shown was a Nano-ITX board built around AMD's Geode LX platform. I don't think I need to mention how much I liked that baby! The board comes with a Geode LX800, an onboard power-supply and in terms of I/O connectivity it provides VGA-out, 4x USB2.0 ports, 1x LAN and stereo-audio."
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Mini-ITX Sphere PC
green orb contains a computer with a VIA EPIA Mini-ITX motherboard, 40GB hard drive and 200W power supply. Called the Ball PC System, the sphere opens up when the user needs access to the DVD drive. It comes in two colors: silver and green. The computer looks quite stylish, and I’m a bit amused that it’s suspended in a plastic base, mainly because it could potentially roll of your desk. There is a reason why computer cases are squares. No word yet on price or street date, but it eventually will be available via Directron (more nifty pictures can be found there). Ball PC System [via Techeblog] through www.linsho.com
Labels: mini-itx, mod
Portwell announces Celeron-based Mini-ITX system
FREMONT, Calif. — American Portwell Technology Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell Inc., announced its new Wade-1120. The introduction features a compact fanless system with a tool-free design that allows the integrator or field-service engineer to release the top cover quickly and easily.
Designed with a built-in Mini-ITX-based embedded system board, the Wade-1120 is designed for any embedded application that operates in a harsh environment. It integrates with Portwell’s Wade-8141, Intel ULV Celeron M-based (852GM chipset) or Wade-8144, Intel Pentium M-based (915GM chipset) Mini-ITX ESB, or a similar Mini-ITX ESB.
The Wade-1120 node chassis supports VGA, two LAN, three COM and four USB ports in a compact 190 mm x 170 mm x 50 mm (7.48˝ x 6.69˝ x 1.97˝) form factor that weighs a mere 2-2.5 kg (4.41-5.51 lbs).
Portwell’s Wade-8141 is a Mini-ITX ESB for applications that need low power consumption. Built with the 600MHz ULV Intel Celeron M processor, the Wade-8141 generates the computing power necessary to support a host of embedded applications. Its dual-video feature also enables the use of two displays simultaneously, and its four COM and six USB ports provide an immediate interface to a wide range of peripherals.
Portwell’s WADE-8144 Mini-ITX ESB is a network bandwidth-enriched solution. With its low power consumption Pentium M processor, it provides more than adequate computing power and also eliminates any heat issues. Dual-video outputs are supported by a two-channel memory structure that enhances graphic performance. Three GbE LAN ports provide the wide bandwidth necessary for communication or network-related applications. Portwell’s new WADE-1120 fan-less system with WADE-8141 or WADE-8144 Mini-ITX ESB is available now. Portwell said it is the ideal solution for applications in kiosks, digital signage, automated test equipment, network appliances and medical equipment.
VIA Launches Most Powerful, Most Efficient and Most Media-Rich Nano-ITX Mainboard
Next generation VIA EPIA NX first to feature the power efficient 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, or the 1.2GHz VIA Eden for the fastest fanless Nano-ITX, plus the VIA CX700M2 system media processor for the richest visual experience
Taipei, Taiwan, 13 March 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of PC platform solutions, today introduced the 12cmx12cm VIA EPIA NX-series mainboard, the highest performance, most power efficient and feature-rich Nano-ITX platform ever.
Designed for ultra compact embedded systems with demanding digital media requirements, such as slimline LCD PCs and digital signage, small yet powerful set top boxes and next generation car PCs, the VIA EPIA NX takes the Nano-ITX mainboard to the next level, boasting the latest generation VIA processors based on the ‘Esther’ core offering the VIA V4 bus, highly effective power management and the world’s most advanced hardware security.
Available with the 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, or the 1.2GHz VIA Eden processor for the fastest fanless configuration, the VIA EPIA NX offers a host of advanced multimedia features through the VIA CX700M2 system media processor. This all-in-one digital media IGP chipset integrates the VIA UniChrome Pro II 2D/3D graphics core and an extensive array of high end audio and video technologies, including Vinyl Multi-channel HD audio, hardware MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 video decoding acceleration, and a built-in HDTV encoder up to 1080i for the richest entertainment experience.
“Better multimedia within increasingly smaller, slimmer packages is clearly the main trend in consumer information and entertainment systems, and defined the design of this latest generation Nano-ITX mainboard,” said Daniel Wu, Assistant Vice President, VIA Platform Solutions Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The powerful, feature-rich EPIA NX will help fulfill the Nano-ITX ‘New Vision’ by enabling quieter, more space-saving and reliable embedded systems, further promoting the adoption of the x86 platform in everyday systems.”
The VIA EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX mainboard will be on display at the PressExpoUSA press event on Friday 16 March at the Messe Convention Centre during CeBIT 2007; learn more about this event at: www.via.com.tw/en/company/events/cebit2007/index.jsp.
About the VIA EPIA NX-Series Nano-ITX Mainboard
Measuring just 12cm x 12cm, the powerful, feature-rich yet highly power efficient VIA EPIA NX Nano-ITX mainboard is available with either the 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor or fanless 1.2GHz VIA Eden processor supporting the 400MHz VIA V4 bus and integrating the VIA PadLock Security Engine, combined with the VIA CX700M2 advanced system media processor with its support for a wide range of digital media technologies and I/O appropriate for the consumer electronics market.
The VIA CX700M2 system media processor features the VIA UniChrome Pro II 2D/3D graphics core, and boasts the VIA Chromotion CE video display engine, including an integrated HDTV encoder that utilizes an advanced ASIC with VIA’s Advance ProScale Technology to scale the input resolution for 640x480 up to 1024x768 encode for 1080i, 720p standard HDTV resolution output, as well as hardware decoding acceleration of MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 video. The latest high definition audio is supported through VIA Vinyl 8-channel HD audio, and a rich range of display options includes an integrated LVDS connector plus a DVO pin connector for an additional LVDS panel through an appropriate daughterboard, plus a TV-out connector for S-Video, Component and Composite display outputs for unparalleled flexibility.
The VIA EPIA NX Nano-ITX mainboard has two Serial ATA connectors for full featured native SATA II RAID 0, 1, 0+1, configured using the VIA DriveStation SATA-Raid with the VIA CX700M2, an Ethernet port for seamless broadband connectivity with the optional upgrade of Gigabit Ethernet, and supports up to 1GB of DDR2 400/533MHz SO-DIMM memory.
More details about the VIA EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX mainboard may be found on the VIA website at www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=470 while information on the VIA CX700M2 system media processor can be found here: www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/c-series/cx700m/
VIA EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX Availability
The VIA EPIA NX-Series Nano-ITX mainboard is available now for developers, and will be available through authorized distributors shortly. For pricing and availability, please contact your local VIA sales representative or send an email to: email@example.com.
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw
VIA PR Contact
International: Richard Brown
Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201
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The Giraffe Video Conferencing Robot
The impact resistant base contains 5in wheels and dual drive motors capable of powering the Giraffe along at a brisk 2 metres per second. Collision sensors prevent you from more than lightly tapping anything. The remotely tiltable head unit has a 14in LCD panel and 2MP video camera with a 120 degree field of view. Two way audio comes courtesy of a built in speaker and microphones. The head unit is height adjustable between standing and sitting height.
Roy and Dan Sandberg have seen the future - and the future is remote controlled video conferencing robots. Their company HeadThere is developing the Giraffe, a 1GHz Mini-ITX powered human height robot with a click-to-move interface.
Acrosser AR-B1892 Mini-ITX SBC
The Acrosser AR-B1892 single board computer is designed for Gaming and Embedded applications. In general, it is for applications that typically requires reliable and powerful computing, superior graphical performance, multiple I/O configurations, and a long product life support. The AR-B1892 is powered by the latest Intel Core 2 Duo, Core Duo, and Celeron M processors.
The AR-B1892 features easy plug-and-play interfaces, including multiple serial ports and video interface. The flexibility of the AR-B1892 ultimately makes maintenance and integration very simple and less time consuming. Integrated with the Trustee Platform Module (TPM), it also provides excellent software security.
The AR-B1892 is an all-in-one solution suited for various applications such as: Video Gaming Machine, Video Lottery Terminal, Electronic Signage, Medical system as well as many other embedded applications. Acrosser also offers the AR-B2002 Gaming Control Card making the combination a perfect solution for Video Gambling Machine applications.
- Intel Core 2 Duo, Core Duo, Core Solo and Celeron M processors
- Intel 945GM chipset
- Trustee Platform Module for security functions
- Dual Channel 667/533 MHz DDR2 system memory up to 4 Giga Bytes
- VGA, LVDS, S-Video and DVI video outputs, support dual display
- 6 x RS232, 8 x USB2.0, 1 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, Watchdog Timer, more
- One PCI Express x16 and PCI Slot for flexible expansion
- Dual SATAII and IDE
- Bootable Compact Flash Type II Slot
- Intelligent temperature controlled system fan connector
- Support wide variety of Operating Systems (Windows XP/XPE/CE/Linux)
- Robust, Industrial Grade reliability
- CE, FCC Class A Safety Compliance
Ainkaboot's Octimod MPC7-1500 is a high density Gentoo Linux-based clustering platform based on Mini-ITX boards. Each processing module is hot-swappable, and contains a 1.5GHz C7 powered VIA EPIA EN 15000 motherboard.
Processing modules boot over the network from a server running on a module configured as a master node (or from multiple master nodes). SATA RAID modules provide shared storage, with a rack mounted distributed DC power supply providing power for each module. Up to 8 modules can be fitted in 4U 42 inch rack with - as the Octimod is only 300mm deep - an additional 8 modules mountable behind.http://ainkaboot.co.uk
Labels: cluster, mini-itx, server
AMD Geode LX DB800 Review
"AMD initially introduced the Geode LX firstname.lastname@example.orgW Processor and the Geode LX DB800 Development Board back in May 2005 and we first published some photos of the Mini-ITX board during Computex that year. Then last year during Computex 2006 I was amazed to see how many companies were releasing Mini-ITX motherboards based on the Geode LX platform. I have to say that this level of commitment to the platform was certainly something that I hadn't expected, especially given that most companies had been relatively quiet about these boards. … So what exactly is the Geode LX platform, how does it compare to its Geode NX family-members and how does it fare against competing products? I'll try and explore all that on the following pages."
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Albatron claims the KI690-AM2 as most powerful Mini-ITX in the market!
Long awaited AM2 based, small form factor board boasts HTPC versatility, flexibility
Albatron Technology has recently unveiled the first Mini-ITX Mainboard based on AMD’s powerful AM2 socket technology. This small wonder-board goes all out with all of the latest technologies matching AM2 power with versatility and flexibility, making it a top choice as the most powerful Mini-ITX board on the market.
Superior AM2 Socket Technology with Dual Channel DDR II
It’s no secret that AMD CPUs enjoy a unique advantage of having on-chip integrated memory controllers, significantly boosting CPU-to-Memory access. AM2 socket technology is AMD’s latest socket supporting DDR II, improving on its predecessor 754 socket design supporting the standard DDR technology. In short, AM2 has doubled memory bandwidth.
But it doesn’t end there. In addition to DDR II, the KI690-AM2 raises the bar with Dual Channel memory technology, again doubling the memory bandwidth. Along with the two SO-DIMM slots capable of holding a whopping 2 GBs, you’ve just packed in a lot of memory power into a very small board.
The AM2 socket supports a full range of AMD CPUs including the Athlon™ 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 and Sempron™.Small Form Factor for Tight Fits
The KI690-AM2 is a Mini-ITX board no larger than your outstretched hand. More precisely, it is only 17x17cm and is perfect for small compartments such as for Car PCs, Industrial PCs, POS systems, DIY systems or for a small inconspicuous living room HTPCs (Home Theatre PC).ATI Radeon Graphics, Gaming and Video
The KI690-AM2 employs the ATI RS690 and SB600 chipsets boasting the most powerful integrated graphics engine on the market according to industry pundits. This means that you can get great small-board gaming performance. The graphics engine is also perfect for the imminent release of Windows® Vista, the first operating system to take advantage of graphics subsystems.Full Multimedia with HDMI, SPDIF and 8 Channel Audio
The KI690-AM2 also boasts full multimedia connectivity and audio facilities. You can surf and download like mad with Gigabit LAN and hook up directly to High Definition devices with the HDMI connector. This board also comes with the HDTV composite, DSub and DVI connectors.
You needn’t worry about connectivity. You can attach all of your multimedia devices using up to two IEEE 1394 ports or using up to eight USB 2.0 ports. This board is fully equipped for rich, high quality audio featuring 7.1 HD Audio Effects (8 channels). In addition, the KI690-AM2 supports audio devices requiring SPDIF connectors.Download Power
The KI690-AM2 is stocked with 4 SATA II connectors with RAID 0, 1 & 0+1 ensuring speedy 3 Gbit/s disk performance for downloading, uploading, gaming etc. It also has one IDE connector supporting ATA hard disks and CD drives.KI690-AM2: Fully equipped for Windows Vista and HTPC
The KI690-AM2 is built around AM2 performance and is a perfect fit for HTPC and Windows Vista, featuring full featured audio and graphics facilities. This board is now at the top of the heap of Mini-ITX options and Albatron, is again, out to showcase its expertise in small form factor boards.
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