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SBC offers both PCI-104 and Mini PCI Express expansion

Jul 28, 2010 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Acrosser announced a single board computer (SBC) built around the Intel Atom N450 processor. The AR-B6050 offers up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, CompactFlash and SATA storage, dual gigabit Ethernet ports, six USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports, plus PCI-104 and Mini PCI Express, says the company.

Designed for a variety of "cost effective" industrial computer applications, the AR-B6050 takes advantage of Intel Atom N450 "Pineview" processor, says Acrosser. The company touts the 5.7 x 4.0-inch (146 x 102mm) "3.5-inch" SBC for its low power consumption but did not quantify it.

Acrosser AR-B6050

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Acrosser pairs the 1.66GHz Atom N450 with the ICH8M controller, as well as a 200-pin SODIMM slot capable of holding up to 2GB of DDR2 memory. Storage is supported with a CompactFlash slot, as well as two SATA II ports, and expansion slots are provided for PCI-104 and Mini PCI Express, says the company.

The AR-B6050 is equipped with a VGA port as well as a pin header for 18-Bit LVDS displays, says Acrosser. Up to 224MB of the system's RAM may be used for video, the company adds.

AR-B6050 detail

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Dual gigabit Ethernet ports are supplied, as well as six USB 2.0 ports, four of which are via external ports and two via pin headers, says Acrosser. Pin headers are provided for dual RS-232 ports, as well as 8-bit GPIO, says the company. A Realtek ALC888 audio codec is also said to be provided.

The AR-B6050 runs on a 12V (+/-5%) single voltage input, and offers hardware monitoring and a watchdog timer, says Acrosser. The SBC is said to support operating temperatures of 32 to 140 deg. F (0 to 60 deg. C). The AR-B6050 supports Linux 2.6.31, Windows XP/XP Embedded, or Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0, says the company.


No information was provided on the pricing or availability of the AR-B6050. More information may be found here, and a datasheet PDF should be here.

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