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EBX board boasts PCI-Express, Opteron, Linux

Mar 24, 2005 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Win Enterprises has released an EBX form-factor SBC (single-board computer) featuring a 16-lane PCI-Express slot and a stackable HyperTransport connector. The MB-06047 is among the first embedded-oriented SBCs to incorporate AMD's long-life Opteron processor. It supports Linux-based operation.

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The MB-06047 uses a low-power (up to 55W) AMD Opteron processor, and can be used with dual core Opteron processors, such as the 252 and 852. AMD recently moved several high-end 32/64-bit Opteron microprocessors onto its embedded roadmap, assuring availability of the chips for five years in order to accommodate the longevity requirements of embedded applications. The SBC accommodates up to 8 GB of onboard DDR RAM.

Win-Enterprises lists the following key features and specifications for the MB-06047:

  • Processor:
    • Supports AMD Opteron HE (55W) and EE (30W)
    • Can be used with dual core Opteron processors
  • Memory — up to 8 GB DDR RAM
  • Video — SMI VGA controller
  • Audio — AC-97 codec ALC850
  • Expansion:
    • Right-angle 16-Lane PCI-Express slot
    • Stackable HyperTransport connector
    • ExpressCard socket
  • Storage:
    • 50-pin CompactFlash socket
    • Four serial ATA
  • I/O Ports:
    • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
    • Four USB 2.0
    • Serial port

The MB-06047 is expected to be available in the second quarter, according to the company.

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