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3.5-inch board sports 1.0GHz AMD G-Series processors

Nov 15, 2011 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

Axiomtek announced a 3.5-inch single board computer with a choice of 1.0GHz AMD G-Series processors: either the single-core T40R or the dual-core T40E. The Capa111 accepts up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, includes LVDS and VGA video outputs, and sports dual gigabit Ethernet ports, according to the company.

As is so often the case, Axiomtek doesn't fess up to the price of its latest embedded product — but the Capa111 is obviously a lower-cost follow-up to the Capa110 the company released in June. Both are "3.5-inch" boards (actually 5.75 x 4.1 inches) with AMD G-Series processors, but the '110 used the T56N (1.65GHz, dual cores, 18-Watt TDP), while the '111 uses the T40E and T40R. Both clocked at 1.0GHz, these CPUs respectively have dual or single cores, and TDPs of 6.4 and 5.5 Watts, according to AMD.

Axiomtek Capa110

Apart from a lessening of raw CPU performance, the chip downgrade also entails a CPU clock speed that has gone down from 500MHz to 280MHz, though the Capa111 is still claimed to provide an "outstanding visual experience." Unlike the Capa110, it doesn't have a DisplayPort connector, but there's still a VGA port on its coastline (below), while a header provides either 18-bit or 24-bit LVDS (buyers must select which they want before purchasing).

Capa111 detail, front view

Again able to support up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, the Capa111 has dual SATA ports for fixed storage. It also includes a CompactFlash slot and a Mini PCI Express slot, just as the Capa110 did, according to Axiomtek.

Onboard headers provide access to three powered RS-232 interfaces, as well as a powered RS-232/422/485 connection. Other I/O is said to include eight-channel digital I/O, SMBus, as well as HD audio.

Additional "real world" ports, visible in the second image below, are provided in the form of dual USB 2.0 connectors and dual gigabit Ethernet connectors. The Capa111 has four additional USB 2.0 ports via headers, Axiomtek adds.

More Capa111 detail, rear and side views

According to Axiomtek, the Capa111 includes a watchdog timer as well as hardware monitoring of system temperature, voltage, and fan speed. Rated to operate in temperatures from 32 to 140 deg. F, the board supports Linux, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Embedded, the company says.

Specifications listed for the Capa111 include:

  • Processor — AMD T40R (single-core) or T40E (dual-core)
  • Chipset — AMD A50M
  • Memory — up to 4GB DDR3 (1066MHz) via 204-pin SODIMM
  • Storage — CompactFlash slot; 2 x SATA ports
  • Expansion — Mini PCI Express slot
  • Networking — 2 x gigabit Ethernet ports with wake-on-LAN, RPL/PXE boot
  • Other I/O:
    • real-world ports:
      • 2 x USB 2.0
      • VGA
    • headers:
      • 4 x USB 2.0
      • 3 x RS-232 (powered)
      • RS232/422/485 (powered)
      • LVDS (18-bit single-channel or 24-bit dual)
      • mic-in, line-in, line-out, speaker-out (Realtek ALC662)
      • SMBus
      • DIO (8 channels in/out)
  • Power — 12VDC; consumption "tbd"
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 140 deg. F)
  • Dimensions — 5.75 x 4.09 inches

Further information

The Capa111 will be available around the end of December, according to Axiomtek. More information may be found at Axiomtek's Capa111 product page.

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