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ETX module runs Linux on Geode LX

Sep 15, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 5 views

Aewin Technologies has extended its range to Geode LX800-based SBCs (single-board computers) to include an ETX module. The CM-6120 features up to 1 GB of SDRAM, a CompactFlash socket, and TV output, and includes support for embedded Linux, according to the company.

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The CM-6120 shares many features in common with the company's recently released PC/104-Plus compatible PM-6100. All three SBCs are based on Geode LX800 processors clocked at 500 MHz, accompanied by up to 1 GB of DDR RAM in a 200-pin SODIMM socket, the company says. A CS5536 chipset supports CRT display resolutions of up to 1920 x 1440 in 32-bit color, and either 18-bit TFT or 24-bit LVDS LCD output. An UltraATA-66 advanced IDE interface supports two storage devices including a 50-pin CompactFlash socket.

I/O ports, according to Aewin, include:

  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • 4 USB 2.0
  • 2 RS232 serial
  • IrDA 1.0, 115 Kbps
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse
  • parallel port
  • AC97 audio
  • TV out — NTSC, PAL, and HDTV formats

Both ISA and 32-bit PCI buses are available for expansion, but ISA bus mastering and PnP functions are not supported, according to Aewin. The expansion buses and all I/O connections appear on four standard ETX baseboard-interface connectors located on the bottom of the module.

The company appears supporting the module with a download on its website of a 2.6 series Linux kernel, and a beta 2.4 series kernel.

Aewin said that the CM-6120 is available for immediate delivery, but the company did not disclose pricing.

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