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Motherboard with Ultra Low Power Intel Atom Processors

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 5:43am
Motherboard with Ultra Low Power Intel Atom ProcessorsAdvantech introduces its first ultra low power industrial mini-ITX motherboard featuring the latest Intel® Atom™ N2600, N2800 and D2700 dual core processors with integrated graphics (GMA 640/400MHz) and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) on a single chip. These processors will breathe life into new kinds of products as they have the same performance and functionality as bigger desktop computer systems, but are integrated into the small Mini-ITX form factor targeted at compact applications. AIMB-214 comes with rich I/O connectivity with up to six USB 2.0 ports and six COM ports integrated into a standard 170 x 170 mm form factor. These boards also support dual display output for LVDS, embedded display port and VGA.

AIMB-214 is powered by the newest ultra low power Intel® Atom™ processors which are built on 32nm process technology. The thermal design power rating of the Intel N2600 dual core architecture is only 3.5W, while with the dual core 1.8GHz processor is only 8W, enabling future power reductions, smaller systems and performance improvements. All these features are packed into a space-saving, power-efficient, and cost-effective Mini-ITX form factor. AIMB-214 utilizes the Intel NM10 chipset, provides both DC12V & ATX12V support, offering a lower total cost of ownership. AIMB-214 can support system memory up to either 2 GB or 4 GB of DDR3 1066 SDRAM, depending on the processor.

The AIMB-214 comes with plenty of connectivity and expansion options. CompactFlash, PCI bus, six COM ports, six USB ports, 8-bit GPIO, two SATA III, optional TPM security feature, mini SATA and Mini-PCIe expansion slots enable easy integration, while a dual Intel chipset, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port is also available to deliver high speed networking.

With integrated, embedded Intel Gen3.5+ graphics core and 400/640-MHz render clock frequencies for the N2600/N2800/D2700, AIMB-214 offers exciting integrated 3D graphics and video capabilities with up to 224 MB of shared graphics memory. AIMB-214 supports dual display with multiple configurations such as VGA + LVDS or VGA + eDP, and LVDS 24-bit dual channel for large size panels. Video output is complemented by HDMI audio for a complete audio and visual solution.

AIMB-214 supported operating systems include Windows 7, Windows 7 Embedded, and Meego Linux-based open source mobile operating system—hardware drivers for all these are readily available. Advantech further provides drivers and APIs for: GPIO, SMBus, watchdog timer, hardware monitor, panel backlight on/off, and brightness control. AIMB-214 is a mainstream form factor, combined with the latest ultra low power Intel® Atom™ processor it produces a balanced combination of cost, connectivity, size, and thermal performance; and makes the AIMB-214 motherboard the ideal foundation for gaming, education, POS, and kiosk applications.

Advantech
www.advantech.com

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