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Apr 4, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 10 views

Axiomtek has released a high-end embedded computer designed for automation, digital signage, and in-vehicle use. The fanless, Linux-compatible eBox630-821-FL offers dual gigabit Ethernet ports, four USB ports, four COM ports, and high-end graphics and video, says Axiomtek.

(Click for larger view of eBOX630-821-FL)

The eBox630-821-FL offers faster processing than Axiomtek's EPIC-based eBox600-FL announced last November. It can accept a Socket 478 Intel Pentium M clocked at up to 2GHz, with slower and lower-powered CPUs also available. Users can choose DVI or VGA for the back-panel graphics interface, with a second front-panel DVI display port also optionally available.

eBox630-821-FL (front)

The 11 x 5.9 x 2.7-inch computer is housed in an industrial-grade aluminum and heavy-steel case and is designed to operate in harsh environments. The case has a 2.5-inch (laptop-sized) hard drive bay. With a drive installed, the system supports up to 1Grms (root mean square), or 2Grms without. It can sustain operating temperatures of 32 to 122 degrees F, says the company

eBox630-821-FL (back)

Axiomtek provides the following specs for the eBox630-821-FL:

  • Socket 478 Processor
    • Intel Pentium M 2GHz (2MB cache)
    • Intel Celeron M 1.5GHz (1MB cache)
    • Celeron M 600MHz (512KB cache)

  • Memory — up to 1GB via 200-pin DDR2 SODIMM
  • Graphics/video — VGA port; DVI port optional
  • Storage — 1 x 2.5-inch HDD bay
  • Networking — 2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • USB — 4 x USB 2.0

  • Other I/O:
    • 3 x 9-pin D-Sub male connector, COM2, 3, 4 for RS-232
    • 1 x 9-pin D-Sub male connector, COM1 for RS-485/422/232
    • 2 x Audio (Mic-in/Line-out)
    • 1 x PS/2 connector for keyboard and mouse
    • 1 x VDC 12V power input connector

  • Other features — 2 x LEDs; watchdog timer; RoHS compliant
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 122 degrees F (0 to 50 degrees C)
  • Vibration — 1Grms with hard drive; 2Grms with CF
  • Dimensions — 11 x 5.9 x 2.7 inches (280 x 150 x 67 mm)
  • Operating systems — Linux, Windows CE, and Windows XP Embedded (XPE)


The eBox630-821-FL will be available by the end of April, says Axiomtek. More information may be found here.

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