Archive Index (1999-2012) | 2013-current at | About  

Low-power PC/104 SBC supports embedded Linux

May 24, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Eurotech has introduced a RoHS-compliant PC/104-Plus single-board computer (SBC) that targets low-power, space-constrained embedded applications such as mobile computer systems, real-time industrial control, and multimedia data acquisition. The CPU-1433 is based on an x86-compatible AMD Geode processor, and supports Linux, according to the company.

(Click here for larger image)

Eurotech says the RoHS-compliant CPU-1433 replaces its older Geode GX1-based CPU-1432 and adds improved features and enhanced peripheral connectivity. The module is based on the AMD Geode GX466 333 MHz processor, and is equipped with 128 MB of soldered-on DDR DRAM. Mass storage can be implemented with a DOM (DiskOnModule) flash memory device.

Eurotech lists the following key features and specifications for the CPU-1433:

  • Processor — Geode GX466 at 333 MHz
  • Memory — 128 MB DDR RAM soldered on board
  • Display:
    • TFT or CRT Interface
    • up to 1600 x 1200, 24-bit color, 85Hz
  • Storage — IDE and Flash DOM connector
  • I/O ports:
    • 10/100 Ethernet with “N-way auto-negotiation”, wake on LAN
    • 4 USB 2.0
    • 2 serial — RS232, RS232/422/485
    • AC97 v2.3 audio
    • PS/2 keyboard and mouse
  • Expansion — PC/104-Plus ISA and PCI busses
  • Power — +5V only, less than 6 watts
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 60 degrees C, extended temperature range available

Compatibility with commercial operating systems such as Linux, Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, VxWorks, and QNX is “guaranteed,” Eurotech says. A hardware development kit is available that includes Ethernet and USB adaptors, interface cables, and power supply.

Price and availability were not disclosed.

This article was originally published on and has been donated to the open source community by QuinStreet Inc. Please visit for up-to-date news and articles about Linux and open source.

Comments are closed.