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Embbedded: Dual Hyperthreaded P4 CompactPCI SBC Handles Six Video Channels

A pair of 2.6-GHz Pentium 4 Xeon processors with up to 8 Gbytes of RAM highlights the CX269 single-board computer (SBC). A four-port switched hub-link memory controller with four independent 133-MHz PCI-X buses supports the processors. The board features three dual-display video ports for a total of six video output channels. Two of the video ports support resolutions of 2048 by 1536 with 24-bit color, as well as DVI-I and RGB outputs with Sync-On-Green to support defense legacy monitors. The CX269 additionally has eight USB 2.0 ports as well as two 1394-B FireWire ports. Storage access is provided through an Ultra SCSI-320 interface and two IDE DMA-100 ports. One PMC slot is included. Communication comes through three Gigabit Ethernet ports and an on-board, four-port Ethernet swtich. Pricing for the CX269 single-board computer starts at $2400.

General Micro Systems Inc.

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