ADLINK : Computer-on-module targets battery-powered solutions -

ADLINK : Computer-on-module targets battery-powered solutions


ADLINK Technology announces the Express-ATC, the newest member of its Computer-on-Module (COM) family. The Express-ATC is a “Compact” COM Express™ module measuring only 95 x 95 millimeters, and is fully compatible with the Type 2 pin-out of the PICMG® COM Express specification. This highly integrated “Compact” size COM Express™ module is an off-the-shelf building block that is ready to plug into custom-made, application-specific carrier boards for embedded and mobile applications.

The Express-ATC is positioned as an entry level COM Express™ module for systems that require a full set of graphics features in a very small package. Its target applications are Medical Diagnostics and Medical Imaging, Gaming, Industrial Automation, Test and Measurement and Industrial Control.

Based on the ultra low power Intel® Atom™ N270 processor and Mobile Intel 945GSE Express chipset, the Express-ATC comes with integrated support for high resolution CRT, single/dual channel LVDS and TV out (SDTV and HDTV). In addition to the onboard integrated graphics, the chipset’s SDVO bus can be used to connect to DVI, TMDS or additional LVDS device controllers by extension to a custom designed carrier.

The Express-ATC supports up to 2 GB of DDR2 533MHz memory on a single SODIMM socket. The module supports three PCI Express® x1 lanes via the Intel® I/O Controller Hub 7-M (ICH7-M) Southbridge, one Gigabit Ethernet connection and two SATA channels. Legacy support is provided for a single Parallel ATA channel, 32-bit PCI™ and Low Pin Count bus (LPC).

The Express-ATC supports onboard IDE-based Solid State Drive (SSD) up to 8GB, and comes standard with an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) providing secure storage of encryption keys for system and data protection. The module is equipped with AMIBIOS8 supporting embedded features such as Remote Console, CMOS backup, CPU and System Monitoring, Watchdog Timer, and OEM Splash Screen. Positioned for portable and mobile applications, the Express-ATC BIOS supports ACPI-based Smart Battery for single or dual smart battery sub systems.

ADLINK’s Full Computer-on-Module Product Line

ADLINK’s complete Computer-on-Module product family includes ETX® modules for PCI™/ISA oriented designs and COM Express™ modules for PCI Express® / PCI™ designs with optional legacy support through LPC. To evaluate or test our modules, prototype boards with ATX form factor are available.

Carrier Board Design and Manufacturing Support

ADLINK provides schematics, mechanical files, design guides, R&D support, product review service and BIOS customization for companies that are doing their own carrier board design. ADLINK also offers full development and production services for those who wish to outsource their carrier board’s design and/or manufacturing. Note: Intel, Intel Atom, Intel Core, Pentium and SpeedStep are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.


ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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