AXIOMTEK Launches its Most Efficient Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Mini ITX Motherboard

Powered by the space-saving Intel® Atom™ processor N270 and Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express chipset, the SBC86836 offers excellent performance and management, advanced graphics, and extremely low power consumption for the most demanding needs of today

Taipei, Taiwan, December 11, 2008 -- AXIOMTEK, an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, today is pleased to introduce the SBC86836 industrial-grade Mini ITX motherboard built with ultra low power 45nm Intel® Atom™ processor N270 at 1.6GHz and the Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express chipset. The Intel® GMA 950 graphics engine is built into the chipset to provide faster graphics performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card. The small footprint of only 170 x 170 mm and remarkably low power consumption give system developers the freedom to design extremely slim embedded applications, such as in-vehicle infotainment, car PC, medical healthcare, POS, lottery machine, gaming, and kiosk.

The super compact Intel® Atom™ processor N270 with a 533MHz FSB and the highly-integrated Intel® 945GSE Express chipset offer excellent computing performance at remarkably low power consumption. One DIMM socket supports up to 2 GB DDR2 400/533 SDRAM for high memory bandwidth. With Intel® GMA 950, the SBC86836 features outstanding 3D performance with a maximum video memory of up to 224MB by sharing the system memory. Additionally, displays can be connected via the onboard CRT (2048 x 1536) and LVDS with single/dual channel (1600 x 1200).

“Powered by the super compact Intel® Atom™ processor N270 with the Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express chipset, the SBC86836 is the ideal choice for embedded solutions that require low power and scalability," said Joseph Chou, Product Manager of Embedded Computing Platforms Business Unit. “Eight USB 2.0, six COM ports, DualView display, one 32-bit PCI expansion slot, Dual Gigabit Ethernet and AC’97 codec audio are supported which makes this new Mini ITX motherboard an all-in-one solution. In addition to performance rich, AXIOMTEK’s SBC86836 is suitable for high-resolution display solutions like gaming, POS, DSA, and medical healthcare.”

The chipset consists of Intel® I/O Controller Hub 7-M (Intel® ICH7-M) which supports flexible I/O connectivity including one PCI slot for 2 Bus master 32-bit expansion, two SATA-150 interfaces, six powered COM ports (1 x RS-232/422/485 & 5 x RS-232), eight Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit LAN controllers, PS/2 ports, digital I/O, and audio. In addition, one CompactFlash™ Type II socket is available.

The Atom Mini ITX motherboard SBC86836 is RoHS compliant and will be available around the middle of February, 2009. For more information or specifications, please visit AXIOMTEK global website www.axiomtek.com or e-mail to info@axiomtek.com.tw.

Main Features:

  • Intel® Atom™ processor N270 1.6GHz with FSB 533 MHz
  • Built-in Intel® 82945GSE GMCH + Intel® ICH7-M chipset
  • DualView with different content and resolution
  • One 240-pin DDR2 400/533 DIMM slots up to 2 GB memory capacity
  • Two SATA ports with maximum transfer rate up to 150 MB/sec
  • One PCI slot for 2 Bus master 32-bit expansion
  • Six powered COM ports (1 x RS-232/422/485 & 5 x RS-232) and eight USB 2.0 ports
  • Dual Gigabit LAN controllers


AXIOMTEK Co., Ltd. is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From its roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, AXIOMTEK has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting its focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.

AXIOMTEK was established since 1990. The company has 475 employees in headquarters and over 110 employees in subsidiaries including USA, China, Japan, and Europe. The company has appointed more than 60 distributor partners around the globe. AXIOMTEK offers IPC (Industrial PCs), ECP (Embedded Computing Platforms), PPC (Panel PCs), Medical Panel Computers, HMI (Human Machine Interface), DAC (Data Acquisition & Control Cards Solutions), and NA (Network Security Appliances) product lines with more than 400 items.