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PCI-104 SBC runs on Atom

Jun 26, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Ibase is shipping a PCI-104 format single-board computer (SBC) aimed at a variety of rugged, compact embedded designs. The IB805 is equipped with an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz with an Intel 945GSE Express Chipset, offers multiple I/O, and supports 18-bit LVDS displays, says the company.

The IB805 is suited for a wide range of compact Internet devices and applications in transportation, automation, and industrial control, says Ibase. The SBC's PCI-104 format, measuring 3.8 x 3.6 inches, is essentially the same as PC/104, except that it doesn't include the latter's ISA bus connector.

The SBC offers the ubiquitous Intel Atom N270, paired with the usual Intel 945GSE Express Chipset with ICH7M and Intel GMA 950 graphics. A DDR2 SO-DIMM socket is said to accept up to 1GB of memory.


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Display interfaces are said to include VGA CRTs and single channel, 18-bit LVDS displays. The IB805 also provides a gigabit Ethernet port, two RS-232 serial ports, and two SATA ports, as well as interfaces for four USB 2.0 high-speed ports. HD audio is said to be supported via a Realtek ALC662 codec.

Specifications listed for the IB805 include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB
  • Chipset — Intel 945GSE Express with ICH7M and Intel GMA 950 graphics
  • Memory — 1 x DDR2 SO-DIMM for up to 1GB
  • Storage — 2 x SATA II ports
  • Expansion — 1 x PCI-104 expansion connector
  • Display - VGA, supporting CRT and 18-bit, single-channel LVDS (DF13 socket)
  • Networking — 1 x gigabit Ethernet PCI-E (Intel 82574L); pin header for RJ-45
  • USB — pin header for 4 x USB 2.0
  • Serial — 2 x RS-232 COM ports
  • LPC I/O — Winbond W83627EHG (keyboard/mouse, 2 x COM, hardware monitoring)
  • Other features — Watchdog timer; Intel HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 codec)
  • Power — 4-pin DC power connector (+5V, +12V); consumes +5V: 2.93A +12V: 0.6A
  • Dimensions — 3.8 x 3.5 inches (96 x 90mm); PCI-104 format
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 140 deg. F (0 to 60 deg. C)

IB805 (rear view)
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The IB805 SBC appears to be available now, at an undisclosed price. The company did not disclose operating system support, but its x86-based products typically support Linux, as well as Windows. More information may be found here.

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