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3.5-inch SBC has multiple Ethernet ports

Aug 9, 2010 — by Jonathan Angel — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 366 views

Commell announced a 3.5-inch single board computer (SBC) that uses single- or dual-core versions of Intel's “Pineview” Atoms. The LE-376 includes gigabit Ethernet, LVDS and VGA video outputs, up to 4GB of RAM, plus CompactFlash, PCI Express Mini, and Mini PCI slots, the company says.

The LE-376 (right) uses the "3.5-inch" format that's popular with Commell, among others, and actually measures 4.0 x 18 inches, being designed to match the footprint of accessories such as 3.5-inch disk drives. (Commell's last offering of this ilk was the LE-375, released last November with a 1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510P CPU onboard.)

The LE-376 is offered with any of the three 1.66GHz "Pineview" Atoms Intel announced last December, namely:

  • the single-core N450, with 512KB second-level cache, 667MHz memory support, and a 5.5-Watt TDP
  • the single-core D410, with a 512KB second-level cache, 667/800MHz memory support, and a 10-Watt TDP
  • the dual-core D510, with a 1MB second-level cache, 667/800MHz memory support, and a 13-Watt TDP

Commell doesn't quantify overall power consumption for its module, but the N450 is obviously the CPU to go for if one's facing a tight power budget. On the other hand, the N450 model of the LE-376 only expands to 2GB of RAM, whereas the others can take 4GB, the company says.

For mass storage, the LE-376 has two onboard SATA II ports, according to Commell. The device is also said to have a Type II CompactFlash slot, plus a PCI Express Mini socket and a Mini PCI socket.


Commell's LE-376
(Click to enlarge)

"Real world" connectors on the edge of the SBC include three RJ45 ports — implied, but not stated, is that these all offer gigabit Ethernet interfaces — plus one USB port, a VGA port, and an RS232 serial port. Other interfaces, all via headers, include five more serial ports (one RS232/422/485, four RS232), an LVDS interface, four more USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 connector, an IrDA port, a PS/2 port, and HD audio.

According to Commell, the LE-376 operates on input voltages from 9 to 24VDC, and in temperatures ranging from 32 to 140 deg. F (0 to 60 deg. C). Operating system support was not cited, but the device should support just about any x86 operating system.

Specifications listed by Commell for the LE-376 include:

  • Processor — Supports Intel Atom N450, D410, or D510, all clocked at 1.66GHz
  • Chipset — ICH8-M
  • Memory — one SODIMM supports up to 2GB on N450, or 4GB on D410/D510
  • Expansion:
    • Type II CompactFlash slot
    • PCI Express Mini card slot
    • Mini PCI slot
  • Networking — 3 x gigabit Ethernet (presumed)
  • Other I/O:
    • Connectors on SBC's edge:
      • 1 x VGA
      • 1 x USB 2.0
      • 1 x RS232
    • Headers:
      • 1 x RS232/422/485
      • 4 x RS232
      • 1 x LVDS
      • 1 x parallel
      • 1 x IrDA
      • 4 x USB 2.0
      • 2 x SATA II
      • 1 x SMBUS
      • 1 x PS/2
      • 1 x DIO
      • 1 x HD audio
  • Power requirements — 9 to 24VDC
  • Operating range — 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 60 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 4.0 x 18 inches (146 x 101mm)

Further information

According to Commell, the LE-376 is available now, though pricing was not released. More information may be found on the company's website, here.


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