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Low-power PCI-104 SBC supports Linux

Dec 22, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 6 views

Acrosser is shipping a new PCI-104 SBC (single-board computer) based on a low-power AMD Geode LX800 processor. The AR-B1622 is supported with drivers for Linux, and targets space-constrained, fanless designs such as portable medical equipment, according to the company.

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Acrosser lists the following key features and specifications for the AR-B1622:

  • Processor — ultra-low power (3.8 W) Geode [email protected] at 500 MHz
  • Chipset — CS5535
  • Memory — one 200-pin SODIMM supports up to 512 MB of 200 MHz SDRAM
  • Display:
    • integrated AGP 4X 2D/3D engine
    • up to 64 MB video memory shared with main memory
    • analog CRT — up to 1920 x 1440 x 32 bits at 85 Hz
    • 24-bit TTL interface for TFT LCD panel
    • LCD inverter power connector and ON/OFF control
    • supports 3.3 V and 5 V LCDs
    • touchscreen interface shared with COM ports
  • Storage — 44-pin IDE supports ATA 66
  • I/O ports:
    • 10/100 Ethernet
    • 2 USB 2.0
    • 2 serial RS232
    • PS/2 keyboard and mouse
    • AC97 1.1 audio
    • 8 independent TTL GPIO lines
  • Expansion — 32-bit PCI bus on stackable connector

Acrosser says the AR-B1622 supports “Linux 6.5,” or later, most likely meaning 2.6.5 kernels, or later.

The AB-B1622 appears to be available now. Pricing was not disclosed.

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