BOARDS - ETX-AT Module supports SATA SSD and DDR2 Memory on a single SODIMM - Embedded.com

BOARDS – ETX-AT Module supports SATA SSD and DDR2 Memory on a single SODIMM

San Jose, Calif. – The ETX-AT computer-on-module from ADLINK Technology, Inc., is now verified for use with Virtium Technology's SSDDR SODIMM dual function memory modules, while maintaining full backwards compatibility with standard SODIMM memory.

Virtium's SSDDR combines a NAND flash serial ATA solid state drive (SATA SSD) and DDR2 memory on a single SODIMM module by utilizing reserved pins on the SODIMM for SATA interface signal transfer, thereby remaining fully JEDEC compatible. This allows the SSDDR (SATA SSD and System Memory on a Single SODIMM) modules and standard DDR2 modules to be fully interchangeable within the same SODIMM socket.

Virtium's SSDDR solution allows system designers to take advantage of the higher data throughput and decreased boot-up times of SATA SSD over other embedded SSD and interfaces such as USB, Compact Flash with IDE interface, and Secure Digital (SD). The SSDDR SODIMM also allows users to implement an SSD on the ETX-AT as a drop-in part without any hardware modification.

When the ETX-AT is equipped with the SSDDR SODIMM solution, data throughput increases two to four times compared to that of standard embedded SSD, USB interface, CompactFlash and SD cards. The SSDDR SODIMM is the higher performance SATA disk-on-module solution for embedded applications.

The module comes with integrated support for high resolution CRT, single/dual channel LVDS, and TV-out (SDTV and HDTV).

The ETX-AT conforms to the latest ETX 3.02 form factor standard that provides two additional SATA ports on the module while maintaining full backward compatibility with earlier ETX standards.

A very low power consumption of below 10 watts makes this module suited for fanless or deeply embedded systems. Primary applications areas are: medical diagnostics and imaging, gaming, industrial automation, test and measurement, POS, and industrial control.

The ETX-AT is suited for new applications, but also provides a seamless upgrade path to prolong the production life of existing ETX-based systems by an additional 7 years.

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 modules, starter kits with fully assembled system, cabling and software or prototype boards with ATX form factor are available.

ADLINK provides schematics, mechanical files, design guides, BSP's, I2C libraries, R&D support, product review service and BIOS customization for companies performing their own carrier board design. ADLINK also offers full development and/or production services for those wishing to outsource their carrier board/system design and/or manufacturing.

The ETX-AT is currently available at a list price of $249.

For further information visit www.adlinktech.com.

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