Electronic Design

Dual-Core Single-Board Computer Meets XTX Standard

Ampro's XTX 830 is an XTX-compatible (Extended ETX) Computer-on-Module (COM) that houses a 2-GHz Intel Core Duo processor with a 2-Mbyte L2 cache. The 95- by 114-mm board can handle up to 1 Gbyte of DDR2 small-outline dual-inline memory-module RAM. It also complies with the European Union's Restrictions on Hazardous Substances. Peripherals include six USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports, parallel port, floppy interface, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, IDE and two Serial ATA interfaces, four x1 PCI Express lanes, 100BaseT Ethernet, 32-bit, 33-MHz PCI bus expansion, AC'97 audio, and ACPI 2.0 support including S3 Suspend-to-RAM.

The integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics engine handles CRT and low-voltage differential-signal LCD displays with resolutions up to 2048 by 1536. The board supports Windows CE and XP plus Linux 2.6. Prices start under $550. www.ampro.com

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