Electronic Design

Embedded Platforms Exploit Latest Atom Processors

Enlisting Intel Atom processors N450, D410 and D510, the COMX-ATOM-420 COM Express module and MITX-ATOM-440 Mini-ITX motherboard extend the company’s computer-on-module and small form factor motherboard offerings. Both are configured with a wide range of built-in devices to facilitate connectivity with standard PC interfaces including LCD and CRT displays, SATA disks, PCI Express peripherals, Gigabit Ethernet networks, and USB devices. In addition, interactions between low-level hardware and operating system-level interfaces are managed by the latest-generation Unified Extensible Firmware Interface BIOS. Based on the Type 2 COM Express format, the COMX–ATOM-420 module supports up to 2 GB of DDR2 memory and can boot from a eUSB (ZU-130) flash device. The module drives both LVDS and simultaneous VGA displays and can also support up to eight additional peripheral devices via USB 2.0 interfaces. The MITX-ATOM-440 motherboard supports up to 4 GB of DDR2 memory, expandable via additional USB flash memory. It also supports dual-display operation from a combination of VGA, LVDS, and DVI interfaces as well as a touch screen interface. Additionally, it includes a PCI Express minicard socket. EMERSON NETWORK POWER, Carlsbad, CA. (888) 412-7832.
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