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3.5-inch SBC controls dual displays with AMD’s dual-core G-Series chip

Jun 6, 2011 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 6 views

Axiomtek announced a 3.5-inch single board computer equipped with a 1.65GHz, dual-core AMD G-Series T56N processor and up to 4GB DDR3 RAM. The Capa110 supports HD video and dual-display capability via DisplayPort and VGA connectors, provides real-world dual gigabit Ethernet and dual USB 2.0 ports, and has onboard interfaces including serial, LVDS, SATA, and four more USB ports.

The Capa110 is the first AMD Fusion-powered member of Axiomtek's family of "Capa" single board computers (SBCs). Like the Capa801 announced in February with an Intel Atom N455, D425, or D525 processor, the SBC adopts the "3.5-inch" format, which measures 5.75 x 4.09 inches.

The Capa110 shares many of the Capa801's features, but instead of using an Atom, it loads up a dual-core AMD G-Series T56N processor, clocked here at 1.65GHz.


Axiomtek Capa110

One of the first five G-Series "Fusion" devices AMD aimed at embedded devices, the T56N includes a graphics processing unit with DirectX 11 and HD video compatibility. The processor is paired here with an AMD Fusion Controller Hub A50M chipset, says Axiomtek.

Available with up to 4GB DDR3 RAM, the Capa110 offers a CompactFlash slot, as well as dual SATA ports available via onboard headers, says the company. As with the Capa801, a Mini-PCI Express slot is said to be offered for expansion.


Capa110 detail, front view

Dual display capability is supported via the real-world VGA and DisplayPort connections on the coastline, as well as onboard 18-bit/24-bit LVDS interfaces, says Axiomtek. The only other real-world ports are the dual gigabit Ethernet ports and two of the six available USB 2.0 ports, says the company.

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 audio I/O, supported by an HD codec. Hardware monitoring and a watchdog timer are also said to be available. The Capa110 supports temperatures ranging from 32 to 140 deg. F, says Axiomtek.


More Capa110 detail, rear and side views

Features and specifications listed for the Capa110 include:

  • Processor — AMD G-Series APU dual-core T56N @1.65GHz; AMD Fusion Controller Hub A50M chipset
  • Memory — up to 4GB DDR3 (1066/1333MHz) via 204-pin SODIMM
  • Flash expansion — CompactFlash slot
  • 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
      • DisplayPort
    • headers:
      • 4 x USB 2.0
      • 2 x SATA-600
      • 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 — +12V only DC-in; max. RMS +12V @ 1.5A with 1GB RAM
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 140 deg. F (0 to 60 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 5.75 x 4.09 inches (146 x 104mm)

Availability

The Capa110 will be available in the third quarter, says Axiomtek, which did not list pricing or operating system support. More information may be found at Axiomtek's Capa110 page.


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