Extreme rugged system features Core2 Duo and GME965 chip set - Embedded.com

Extreme rugged system features Core2 Duo and GME965 chip set


Based on the Intel Core2 Duo processor and GME965 chipset, Adlink's RuffSystem 840 is suited for rugged applications. The systems integrates the dual-core processor, RAM, graphics, networking, and PCI Express expansion in an enclosure that operates from -40 ° to +75 °C.

Support is included for 4 Mbytes of on-chip L2 cache, an 800 MHz front-side bus, and two SODIMM sockets for up to 4 Gbytes of DDR2 RAM. The board's built-in graphics display subsystem utilizes Intel's GMA950 with 224 Mbytes of 64-bit video RAM, and can drive CRTs, flat panels, and wide screen digital TVs at resolutions of up to 2048 by 1536 pixels, including 1920 by 1080 pixels at 85 Hz (HDTV) on CRTs. An onboard video encoder adds TV-out capabilities such as HDTV (420p, 720p, and 1080i), Component, and S-Video.

The highly-integrated RuffSystem 840 packs a broad complement of I/O, including two gigabit Ethernet ports, eight USB 2.0 channels, DVI, VGA, Multiple LVDS, HD audio, four serial ports, and two SATA II and one UDMA EIDE interfaces. The system also provides flexible expansion via Compact Flash socket, PCI Express Mini Card and Mini-PCI slots.

A second product recently released by Adlink is the CoreModule 430, a member of the company's Computer-on-Module (COM) family. Measuring just 125 by 95 mm, the module is fully COM Express type 2 compatible.

The CoreModule 430 offers a choice of 300- or 800-MHz Vortex86 processors for rugged environments including temperatures from -40° to +85°C, and high shock and vibration. It offers 2D graphics with a TTL flat panel interface along with legacy CRT, and touts a full 16-bit ISA bus and an Intel Ethernet controller.

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