Mini-ITX motherboard with Atom N270 -

Mini-ITX motherboard with Atom N270


LONDON — Avalue Technology Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan) has launched a series embedded computing boards, industrial motherboards/systems, box PCs and multifunctional panel PCs, equipped with Intel Atom platforms.

The EMX-945GSE industrial Mini-ITX form factor motherboard, is based on the Intel Navy Pier platform, Atom N270 processor with mobile Intel 945GSE express chipset, which is featuring the optimal performance with lowest energy waste. Particularly designed by Avalue, the EMX-945GSE supports both 48-bit LVDS and two channels of 18-bit LVDS with DVI interface (Refer to EMX-945GSE-DVI) for multi-display configurations according to customer's demands. It enables users have more flexibilities and possibilities on creating their own machines.

The Intel Atom processor N270 is not only power-optimized but delivering dual-core like performance through its Hyper-Threading Technology, especially for cost-effective embedded solutions.

The EMX-945GSE motherboard supports DDR2 SODIMM memory up to 2 Gbyte; it comes with CPU and system monitoring, smart fan control, as well as watchdog timer. The module offers an excellent solution for embedded market segments such as digital signage, interactive clients (kiosks, point-of-sale terminals), thin clients, digital security, residential gateways, print imaging, and commercial and industrial control.

The EMX-945GSE has 32-bit graphics engine based on Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with LVDS, DVI, CRT ports to provide multiple graphic displays. Furthermore, this module has an additional support for dual channel 24-bit LVDS in order to perfectly present high-definition video transmission especially as connecting with larger size (17 inch above) LCD panels.

“We removed DVI and developed 24-bit LVDS as a pioneer to lead the market while most of competitors are launched with 18-bit LVDS, the rest features remain unchanged. With providing great graphic performance and high resolution (up to QXGA 2048×1536), the EMX-945GSE will fit the bill with its full features,” said Harris Chen, the manager of IMB Product Division of Avalue.

The EMX-945GSE comes with PS/2 keyboard and mouse, four COM ports. Networking is provided by two Realtek RTL8111C Gigabit LANs. It provides one IDE connector, two SATA connectors, and six USB 2.0 ports. It also offers Realtek ALC888 5.1-CH HD audio with interface Line-in/Line-out/Mic-in, 8-bit GPIO, and Compact Flash socket. The board delivers high-bandwidth expansion slots with one Mini PCIe and one PCI slot for future add-in card upgrades.

It is compatible with Win 2000 / XP / 98 / 95, Linux and Win CE operating systems for embedded applications.

Avalue has branch offices in Aalsgaarde, Denmark, to handle the European market, in Shanghai to handle the local market, and two in the U.S., in New Jersey and California.

Avalue Technology Inc was one of a number of Taiwanese companies that joined the COM Industrial Group in 2007.

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