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MicroCross ADD2 cards help achieve low-cost DVI connections

Posted: 10 Nov 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:molex? microcross advanced digital display 2 card? add2 card? pci express? pcie?

Touting design flexibility and low-cost, Molex Inc. said its new MicroCross Advanced Digital Display 2 (ADD2) cards offer an easy and cost-effective solution for a compatible Digital Visual Interface (DVI) interconnection.

The new system works by inserting an ADD2 card into the graphics controller of any Intel 915G-equipped motherboard or high-end PC with a vacant PCI Express (PCIe) 16X-slot port to seamlessly connect to a DVI digital display. The system will automatically load the MicroCross ADD2 card configuration, which is stored in a serial electrical erasable programmable memory (EEPROM) device.

The MicroCross ADD2 cards are suitable for desktop PC integrators, motherboard and ATM system manufacturers, as well as a variety of medical and kiosk applications.

These small-sized boards offer dual monitor capability, allowing for increased design flexibility. They are available in versions to support two different Intel chassis architecturesthe ADD2-N (non-lane reversed) for ATX systems and the ADD2-R (lane-reversed) for BTX systems. Both card versions mate with MicroCross DVI-D receptacles and are available with a standard or low-profile PCIe bracket.

According to the company, its MicroCross ADD2 cards ensure full hardware and software compatibility by supporting a full-range of digital display resolutions. These include Video Graphics Array (VGA), which is the standard for PCs and provides a resolution of 720 x 400 pixels, and the Ultra Extended Graphics Array (UXGA), which is capable of displaying a 1,600 x 1,200-pixel resolution. They are also compatible with digital projectors, flat-panel displays and digital cathode ray tubes (CRTs).

Pricing for the MicroCross ADD2 DVI card is $19.60 per card in quantities of 1,024. Delivery is four weeks for small quantities and eight to ten weeks for standard order quantities.

- Gina Roos

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