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Atom-based SBC offers four gigabit ports

Mar 11, 2011 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 12 views

IEI announced a 5.25-inch single board computer (SBC) equipped with Intel Atom D425 or D525 processors. The Nova-PV-D4251/D5251 offers up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and CompactFlash storage, expansion via PCI, PCI-104 and PCIe expansion, plus I/O including two or four Ethernet ports and eight USB 2.0 ports, says the company.

The Nova-PV–D4251/D5251 offers a very similar feature set to IEI's recently announced KINO-PV-D4252/D5252 SBC. Instead of a square, 6.7 x 6.7-inch Mini-ITX format, however, the Nova-PV uses the "5.25-inch" form-factor, which actually measures 8.0 x 5.75 inches. It also offers twice the number of gigabit Ethernet ports, as well as an extra PCI Express (PCIe) slot, and adds an IDE interface and an optional TPM module.


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The Nova-PV offers either the single-core D425 or dual-core D525 Atom processor. The SBC ships with dual DDR3 800MHz SODIMM slots for up to 4GB of memory, says IEI.

Other standard features include a PCI, a PCI-104, and dual PCIe expansion slots, as well as dual SATA 3Gbps ports, an IDE port, and a Compact Flash (CF) Type II card slot, says the company. The Nova-PV supports 24-bit, dual-channel LVDS ports for a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080.

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The SBC is further equipped with four gigabit Ethernet (PCIe) ports with ASF 2.0 support, eight USB 2.0 ports, and one LPT port. The board offers five RS-232 ports, and a configurable RS-232/422/485 port with auto flow control, says IEI.

Nova-PV TPM module (left) and rear view (right)

Operating system support was not listed, but the similar KINO-PV-D4252/D5252 supports a variety of Linux and Windows versions.

Features and specifications for the Nova-PV–D4251/D5251 include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom D425 (single-core) or D525 (dual-core) @ 1.8GHz; Intel ICH8M chipset
  • Memory — up to 4GB 800MHz DDR3 SDRAM via 2 x 204-pin SODIMMs
  • Expansion:
    • 1 x PCI-104
    • 2 x PCIe Mini card slot, one supporting IEI mini DOM
    • 1 x PCI
  • Display:
    • Analog CRT up to 2048 x 1536
    • CRT hot plug support
    • 18-bit single-channel LVDS up to 1366 x 768 or 1024 x 768
    • 24-bit dual-channel LVDS (Novatek 68667UFG) at up to 1920 x 1080
  • Ethernet — 4 x gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111E) via PCIe; LAN1 with ASF2.0 support
  • Other I/O:
    • 1 x LPT
    • 1 x KB/MS (via pin header)
    • 1 x CF Type II
    • 2 x SATA (3Gbps)
    • 1 x IDE
    • 8 x USB 2.0
    • 5 x RS-232
    • 1 x RS-232/422/485 with auto flow control
    • 16-bit digital I/O (8-bit input/8-bit output)
    • Super I/O (Fintek F81865)
    • SMBus (1 x 4-pin wafer connector)
  • Audio — Realtek ALC 888 HD codec
  • Other features — watchdog; optional TPM (2 x 10-pin pinheader)
  • Power:
    • 12V only
    • 1 x 4-pin DC jack
    • 1 x internal 2×2-pin connector
    • 12V typ. consumption @ 1.46A (Atom D525 1.8GHz with 2GB DDR3)
    • 2pcs 1 x 2-pin wafer for SATA power 5V connector
  • Fan — 1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector; 1 x 3-pin system fan
  • Operating temperature:
    • free air on D525 — -4 to 140 deg. F (-20 to 60 deg. C)
    • free air on D425 — -4 to 149 deg. F (-20 to 65 deg. C)
    • forced air on D525/D425 — -4 to 158 deg. F (-20 to 70 deg. C
  • Dimensions — 8.0 x 5.75 inches (203 x 146mm); 5.25" board


IEI provided no pricing or availability details on the Nova-PV-D4251/D5251. More information may be found here and here.

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