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Industrial Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Mini-ITX Motherboards Are Ready to Order

Figure 1: The Advantech AIM B-210 motherboard promises to provide an ideal foundation for gaming, education, and kiosk applications.

Advantech announced the production of its first Intel® Atom™ processor-based industrial-grade Mini-ITX motherboard. The AIMB-210—with an Intel Atom processor N270—features a very-low-power design without sacrificing performance. Rich connectivity with up to eight USB 2.0 and six COM ports is integrated in a standard 170-x-170-mm form factor. This motherboard also supports dual display for LVDS, CRT, and TV-out (see Figure 1).

The AIMB-210 incorporates a 45-nm Intel Atom processor N270 (1.6-GHz with TDP of only 2.5 W). It is designed to enable space-efficient solutions with a power-saving feature. Equipped with the Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express chipset, total power consumption comes in at around 14 W. The AIMB-210 has a 533-MHz front side bus and up to 2 GBytes of DDR2 533 SDRAM.

With the integrated Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 controller, the AIMB-210 features integrated 3D graphics and video capability with graphics memory to 224 MBytes. It supports dual display with multiple display types, such as CRT + LVDS, TV-Out + LVDS, or LVDS1 + LVDS2 (optional) with TV-out via S-Video/ Composite Video connections. Video output is complemented by HD audio for a complete audio/visual solution.