Taipei, TaiwanAdvansus, a joint-venture company of ASUS and Advantech, announced the first in its series of Intel-based motherboards.
The i945GM3-DCQI is a highly integrated Mini-ITX motherboard built around Intel Core 2 Duo and a mobile Intel 945GM Express northbridge and an ICH7-M southbridge. Features include: 24-bit LVDS, DVI, VGA, 5.1CH amplified Audio, GigaLAN. Many I/O connections are available: 4 x COM, 8 x USB, 2 x SATA and 16-bit GPIO. The i945GM3-DCQI is a multi-purpose platform for demanding multimedia applications like: POS, KIOSK, digital signage, gaming, medical and many others.
The i945GM3-DCQI accommodates Intel 945GM Express chipset that supports Intel Core 2 Duo processors, Intel GMA950, and dual channel DDR2 667 SDRAM up to 4GB. Derived from Intel 945GM and Chrontel CH7307C chips, i945GM3-DCQI supports onboard LVDS in both dual-channel 18-bit, or single channel 24-bit. The Intel GMA 950 enables a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 at 75 Hz, and powers hardware acceleration for Microsoft DirectX 9. The Chrontel CH7307C supports the full operating range of Intel's SDVO (Serial Digital Video Output) input port (1-2 GHz) and the scalable DVI output bandwidth reaches 165 MHz.
The i945GM3-DCQI uses PCI Express technology to maximize I/O performance. It supports a 64-bit PCI expansion slot, two 300MB/s series ATA ports, a CompactFlash slot, eight USB ports, four COM ports, and 16-bit GPIO. Integrated with Intel ICH7-M and Realtek ACL888 chipsets, the i945GM3-DCQI delivers 5.1 channel amplified audio output suitable for driving efficient loudspeakers. The mini-ITX motherboard runs 1000-Mbits/s Ethernet through the Realtek 8110B Gigabit LAN chip.
Advansus, 886-2-8177-7089, www.advansus.com.tw