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Embedded module offers choice of Pineview CPUs

Jan 20, 2010 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Win Enterprises announced an ETX-format module with a choice of one of two 1.66GHz Intel Atom “Pineview” processors: the N450 or D510. The MB-80200 supports fanless designs with power consumption of eight Watts (N450) or 20 Watts (D510), offering Ethernet, USB, serial, and dual SATA interfaces, says the company.

The MB-80200 is targeted at applications including portable medical, gaming/entertainment, military, kiosk, and aerospace, says Win Enterprises. The module joins a rush of new products in recent weeks supporting Intel's new N450, D410, and dual-core D510 Atom processors. In December, for example, Eurotech announced its own Catalyst LP embedded module, also available with either the N450 or D510.


Detail view of the MB-80200

All three Pineview models, including the N450 and dual-core D510 which are available with the MB-80200, are clocked at 1.66GHz and provide a reduced on-board footprint via integration of northbridge functions such as memory and graphics control. The processors' two-chip design is said to enable smaller, less power-hungry devices.

The MB-80200 module's relatively low power consumption figures of eight- and 20 Watts, are based partly on low TDPs for the N450 (5.5 Watts) and D510 (13 Watts), respectively. The CPU also drives the graphics, with the D510 version's VGA and LVDS resolutions listed at 2048 x 1536 and 1366 x 768 respectively, says Win Enterprises. Dual display capability is also said to be provided.



Rear view of the MB-80200

The MB-80200 supports up to 2GB DDR2 (667MHz/800MHz) memory, and offers PCI and ISA expansion, as well as dual E-IDE SATA interfaces, says Win Enterprises. An Ethernet port is available, as well as four USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports, and IrDA and audio interfaces, says the company. The MB-80200 is said to measure 4.5 x 3.7 inches (114 x 94mm), supporting the ETX 3.02 standard, and can withstand temperatures of up to 32 to 140 deg. F.

Specifications listed for the MB-80200 module include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom N450 or D510 processors @ 1.66GHz; Intel 82801HM I/O controller
  • Memory — Up to 2GB DDR2 (667MHz/800MHz) via 1 x 200-pin SO-DIMM socket
  • Expansion — 1 x PCI 2.2 32-bit 33MHz interface; 1 x ISA interface
  • Storage — 2 x E-IDE (SATA) interfaces; 1 x FDD (floppy interface)
  • Display:
    • VGA resolution — 1400 x 1050 (N450 version); 2048 x 1536 (D510)
    • LCD resolution — 1280 x 800 (N450); 1366 x 768 (D510)
    • LVDS — 18-bit single-channel LVDS
    • Can use up to 256MB of shared memory
  • Networking — 1 x 10/100 Ethernet (IEEE 802.3)
  • Other I/O:
    • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 2 x RS-232
    • 1 x IrDA 1.0
    • 1 x high-definition audio interface
  • Other features — Watchdog timer; system monitoring
  • Power — +5V DC in; requires 11 W (N450) or 20 W (D510)
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 140 deg. F (0 to 60 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 4.5 x 3.7 inches (114 x 94mm); ETX 3.02 format
  • Operating system — Linux, Windows 7 (32-bit), Windows Vista

Availability

MB-80200 evaluation units will be available early February, says Win Enterprises, which did not list pricing.

More information may be found here.


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