ITOX Launches ECX Single Board Computer – ML936-B16

New Product Features Low Power 1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ Processor Z530P

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – May 18, 2009 – ITOX, a leading provider of embedded x86 products and the United States affiliate of DFI-ACP, today announces a new ECX single board computer (SBC) ML936-B16 based on the low-power 1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ processor Z530P and the Intel® System Controller Hub (SCH) US15WP. The Embedded Compact Extended (ECX) form-factor is an Intel® open standard with board dimensions of 105 mm x 146 mm (4.13” x 5.75”). With the same mounting-hole dimensions as 3.5” subcompact form-factor SBCs, the ITOX ML936-B16 ECX board is a “drop-in” replacement in many of these applications.

Featuring Intel® Hyper-Threading, Intel® Virtualization and Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® technologies the ML936-B16 is ideal for thermally-constrained fanless embedded applications requiring a high-performance x86 SBC with configuration flexibility. Intel’s 45nm Hi-k metal gate silicon technology used on this Intel® Atom™ processor and chipset platform reduces power consumption  to less-than five watts, while boosting switching speed and transistor density over previous 65nm technology. A single 12 VDC power input on the ML936-B16C SBC simplifies configuration in embedded applications, and further reduces system cost.

“The 1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ processor Z530P enables ITOX to fulfill our customer’s low-power system requirements with a high-performance revision-stable platform having guaranteed long-term availability of seven years or more,” said Todd Shaner, ITOX Business Development Manager. “Use of the new, larger-footprint 1.0 mm ball pitch Intel® Atom™ XL processor and chipset eases PCB layout and board manufacturing, with the cost-savings passed on to our customers.”

The feature-rich ML936-B16 ECX SBC utilizes one 200-pin SODIMM socket for up to 1GB DDR2 400/533 MHz system memory, and includes one PCI Express Gigabit LAN controller, four USB 2.0 ports, two serial COM ports, one PS/2 port and one IDE Ultra ATA/100 interface, one Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 header, and 24-bit stereo audio. An integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500 within the Intel® SCH US15WP provides a DVI graphics port and an LVDS display interface supporting 18-bit and 24-bit panels.

To provide additional I/O capability, ITOX has implemented an expansion daughterboard option for the ML936-B16. The first expansion daughterboard is EXT-ECX2, providing four USB 2.0 ports, four serial COM ports, one IEEE-1284 parallel printer port, one floppy disk controller (FDC), one Mini PCI Express expansion slot, one SDIO memory card slot, and an 8-line GPIO interface. In addition, the expansion daughterboard provides a cost-effective means for accommodating customer-specific requirements, including proprietary circuitry.

The ITOX ML936-B16 ECX SBC is a high-performance, low-power embedded solution for applications such as digital signage, ATM/POS terminals, kiosks, industrial automation and control, gaming, medical diagnostics & health care, interactive client, and security.

ML936-B16 ECX SBC Features:

    • ECX form factor
    • 12 VDC Power Supply Input
    • 1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ processor Z530P
    • Intel® System Controller Hub US15WP
    • Up to 1GB of DDR2 400/533 MHz SODIMM Memory
    • Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500
    • 1 DVI Graphics Port
    • 1 LVDS Display Interface (18bit & 24bit)
    • 1 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet LAN Controller
    • 1 IDE Ultra ATA/100 interface
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 Header
    • 24-bit Stereo Audio CODEC
    • 2 Serial COM Ports
    • 4 USB 2.0 Ports
    EXT-ECX2 Expansion Daughterboard Features:

    • 1 Mini PCI Express Expansion Slot
    • 1 SDIO Slot for SD/MMC Flash Memory Cards
    • 4 USB 2.0 Ports
    • 4 Serial COM Ports
    • 1 IEEE-1284 Parallel Port
    • 1 Floppy Disk Controller (FDC)
    • 8-Line General Purpose I/O (GPIO)
    • Audio Line-Input & Microphone Jacks
    Product Availability

    Samples of the ITOX ML936-B16 ECX SBC and ITOX EXT-ECX2 expansion daughterboard option will be available for evaluation in July. A 1.1GHz Intel® Atom™ processor Z510P based model is also available as ITOX model number ML936-B11. The ML936-B11 ECX SBC provides all of the features of the ML936-B16, except Intel® Hyper-Threading support.

    List Price: ML936-B16 $325, EXT-ECX2 Option $55 (OEM volume pricing available on request.)\

    (For availability and OEM volume pricing, please call 732-390-2815 or email sales@itox.com.)

     About ITOX Applied Computing

    Headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey, ITOX Applied Computing (www.itox.com) is the United States affiliate of DFI-ACP. Since its founding in 1987, the company has been recognized in the U.S. markets as a leading supplier of x86 embedded motherboards and SBCs for use in light industrial and special OEM environments including voice messaging, medical electronics, industrial control, security & surveillance, telecommunications, ATM/POS, digital signage, gaming and kiosk systems.

    As an independent ISO 9001:2000 registered firm, ITOX provides and supports both standard and custom-designed products in form-factors ranging from ATX through Mini-ITX, ECX, EPIC and COM Express. ITOX is committed to supporting customer requirements and continues to provide motherboards incorporating legacy ISA slots, along with PCI, PCI-X and PCI Express bus support.

    For more information, contact ITOX at sales@itox.com or call 888-200-4869 (732-390-2815 Outside USA) Ext. 6712.

    Press Contact: Todd Shaner 732-390-2815, Ext. 6712, todds@itox.com or William Chelak 732-541-8471, wmchelak@comcast.net.

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