Aaeon EMB-820T Mini-ITX SBC does TV out, surround sound
Aaeon has announced a "value-positioned" mini-ITX SBC (single-board computer) that can be used to create a media server. The EMB-820T is based on AMD's Athlon-family embedded processors, and features TV output and 5:1 surround sound, according to the company.
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The EMB-820T is offered without a processor or memory installed, but accepts AMD's Athlon-derived NX1250, NX1500, or NX1750. Dual 184-pin DDR DIMM slots accept up to 2 GB of RAM, Aaeon says.
The board's graphics capabilities are implemented with an SIS 741CX graphics chipset. Its TV output serves up both NTSC and PAL video, while resolution is said to be up to 1600 by 1200 pixels on either a CRT or LCD. The LCD interface supports LVDS and 4-, 5-, or 8-wire resistive touchscreens.
The EMB-820T includes a Mini PCI slot that could, for example, be used to install a wireless network adapter. Unusually, the motherboard does not include Ethernet. Other expansion possibilities include a standard PCI card slot along with a Type II CompactFlash slot, and a floppy drive connector and 40-pin IDE connector.
Features and specifications cited by Aaeon include:
The EMB-820T appears to be available now, although pricing has not been disclosed. Aaeon admits that the board has "not been fully tested" yet under Linux, but says it is open to assisting customers wishing to use it under Linux.
- Processor -- AMD Geode NX1250, NX1500, or NX1750
- Memory -- dual 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets, for up to 2 GB total DRAM
resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 pixels
- NTSC and PAL video output
- supports CRT and LVDS LCD display
- 4/5/8-wire resistive touchscreen interface
- 6-channel (5:1) audio output for 3D surround, or alternative stereo output
- mic in
- line in
- Other I/O:
- 1 x UDMA100/133
- 2 x SATA
- floppy interface
- 8 x USB ports (6 internal, 2 external)
- Type II CompactFlash
- Mini PCI
- Dimensions -- 6.7 x 6.7 inches
- Power -- compatible with AT or ATX power supplies
Labels: Aaeon, AMD Geode, embedded, mini-itx, sbc
Ibase Mini-ITX SBC aims "long-life" Athlons at multimedia apps
Ibase Technology has announced a mini-ITX format single-board computer (SBC) that features a embedded processors and chipsets from AMD. The MI930 is aimed at device-makers requiring enhanced graphics and multimedia performance, and long-term support, according to the company.
The MI930 incorporates the M690T chipset AMD introduced last April. This supports various AMD processors via a 1GHz HyperTransport interface, and connects to AMD's SB600 southbridge.
According to IBase, the MI930 also features AMD's 940-pin AM2 socket, which accepts single-core Athlon 64 and dual-core 64 X2 processors. AMD reaffirmed its commitment to the single-core product line in September, releasing the Athlon 64 Models 2000+, 2600+, and 3100+, and promising to keep them on the market for at least five years.
Integrated graphics on the MI930 is provided by ATI, via the M690T's Radeon X700-based graphics engine. This is said to integrate a transition-minimized differential signaling (TMDS) controller, offering full DirectX 9.0 capabilities on DVI and LVDS displays.
The MI930 also has a plenitude of ports, some of them brought to standard connectors at the edge of the board, others available via onboard headers. Examples of the former, according to the company, include the board's PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors, COM1 serial port, and a DVI interface. Onboard headers, in contrast, provide access to functionality such as 7.1 channel audio and the built-in SATA II controller.
Features and specifications listed by Ibase for the MI930 include:
Operating system support was not detailed, but previous boards from this vendor offer drivers for Windows XP, 2000, NT, and 98.
- Processor -- AMD Athlon 64 or Athlon 64 X2, clocked at up to 2.8 GHz
- Memory -- 2 x 200-pin DDR2, supporting up to 4 GB of RAM
- Supports dual display on any two of CRT, DVI, LVDS
- Resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 (CRT), 1600 x 1200 (LVDS), and 1600 x 1200 (DVI)
- DirectX 9.0 support
- 3D texture support, including projective 3D textures
- OpenGL support
- Hardware acceleration for MPEG and WMV9 playback
- "HD Audio" via ATI SB600 chipset
- 7.1 audio output via Realtek ALC888
- Networking -- 2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports via Marvell 88E8053 chipset
- Other I/O ports:
- 2 x RS-232 serial (one internal, one external)
- 6 x USB 2.0 (four external, two internal)
- PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports
- mic in, line in, line out (external)
- 2 x SATA II
- 40-pin IDE (UDMA 33/66/100)
- PCI slot
- 8 x 2 header for adapter card ID 394 (2 or 4 serial ports) or ID 395 (TPM 1.2)
- Power -- ATX and BTX standard power connector
- Dimensions -- 6.7 by 6.7 inches (170 x 170 mm)
- Operating temperature -- 0-60 deg. C
The MI930 appears to be available now. Pricing was not disclosed.
Labels: AM2, AMD, embedded, iBase, mini-itx
Motherboard from $200 Everex Wal-Mart PC
For $60, developers and Linux hackers can now buy the guts of the recently unveiled $200 Everex TC2502 Linux PC. The compact, ultra-efficient, x86-compatible "gOS Dev Board" comes with "gOS," a lightweight Linux-based OS meant for use with Google Apps.
The gOS operating system was initially created for use in Everex's TC2502, a $200 Linux-based PC available for $200 at Walmart.com and at select Walmart locations.
The gOS Developer Board product lets developers and Linux hackers buy just the TC2502's motherboard, along with a CD of the gOS distribution.
Labels: C7, Everex PC, linux, via, walmart
Advansus Announces Intel Q965 TPM-Secured Mini-ITX Motherboard
Advansus, a joint-venture company of ASUS and Advantech, unveils the first Q965 MiniITX motherboard. This exciting new entry into the MiniITX market is scheduled to show-off its full strength at the Embedded Technology 2007 show coming up in Japan.
Best for Gaming & KIOSK
iQ965-CI incorporates the Intel® Q965 Express chipset, which hosts a maximum of 4 GB Dual Channel DDR2 800 SDRAM. The resulting performance boost delivers strong support for Intel® Core(TM)2 processors, up to 1066 MHz. The iQ965-CI sports some very unique features, with an onboard TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security system, dual audio streams (5.1 & 2-CH amplified audio), along with Intel® GMA3000 accelerated graphics. All these special features combine to make the iQ965-CI perfect for security sensitive and Graphics / Audio demanding applications such as gaming, digital signage and entertainment KIOSK.
iQ965-CI is powered by the Intel® Q965 chipset that applies the best of FMA (Fast Memory Access) for highly efficient memory access, as well as Intel® GMA 3000 (Graphics Media Accelerator 3000) technology that supports DirectX 9.0c, Pixel Shader 2.0, 256 MB of video memory, and a dual independent display through ADD2 and MEC cards. iQ965-CI accommodates one PCI Express x16 slot that supports various ADD2 VGA / LVDS / DVI / HDMI cards for a secondary display. High speed image transmission ensures that the iQ965-CI is powerful enough for critical image processing applications.
iQ965-CI provides a trusted platform for secure transactions with the Infineon SLB 9635 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, which is used to ensure authenticity, integrity and confidentiality in e-commerce transactions and Internet communications.
5.1 & 2-CH Amplified Audio
Consistent with Advansus's new series Mini-ITX motherboard, iQ965-CI utilizes the latest ALC888 audio codec that supports two independent audio streams: one features 5.1 channel output through the rear audio jacks, and the other offers two channels at five watts per channel of amplified stereo through the front audio jack. Extra audio performance supports the latest gaming, digital signage and multimedia applications. The iQ965-CI also offers plenty of high-speed connectivity, provided through one Gigabit LAN, two SATA, six USB, and two serial ports.
IQ965-CI provides a unique platform that combines TPM security technology and 7.1 amplified audio performance with Intel's latest system architecture - the Q965 chipset and the Core2 Duo processor. The Advansus iQ965-CI motherboard is manufactured with exceptional longevity in mind, and is backed by intensive technical support. The iQ965-CI Mini-ITX is the top choice for tough commercial grade gaming, digital signage, KIOSK, ATM, Medical, Surveillance and Automation applications.
o Supports Intel® LGA 775 Core Duo/Core 2 Duo and Pentium® 4/Celeron® D processor
o Intel® 82965Q Express Chipset
o Two 240-pin sockets up to 4GB 2-CH DDR2 800 SDRAM
o Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator 3000
o Realtek ALC888 5.1-CH & 2-CH Amplified Audio via Independent Audio Streams
o Realtek RTL8111B PCI-E Gigabit LAN
o 1 PCI Express x16 Supports ADD2 VGA / DVI / LVDS / HDMI Card
o 2 COM, 6 USB, 2 SATA
o TPM (Trusted Platform Module) onboard
Advansus is a joint venture company between ASUSTek and Advantech. The company aims to provide specialized D&MS (Design and Manufacturing Services) to satisfy the demand for system longevity and cost control. In addition to its D&MS business, Advansus delivers a variety of Industrial Motherboards (Nano-ITX, Mini-ITX, MicroATX, and ATX). Customers enjoy products of unprecedented quality. Our cost effective systems highlight durability and offer long term revision control. All Advansus products are supported by continuous technical support from the beginning until the conclusion of each project
Tel:+886-2-8177-7089 Ext. 7590
Web: www.advansus.com.tw Contacts:Marketing:
Huimei Yu Marketing Manager
Phone: 886-2-8177-7089 ext 7590
Labels: advansus, embedded, Intel, mini-itx, q965