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FlexATX motherboard delivers dual-core processing

Posted: 03 Oct 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Adlink? M-885? industrial motherboard? FlexATX? Intel Core 2 Duo?

Adlink's M-885 industrial motherboard

Adlink Technology Inc. said it has brought the benefits of dual-core processing to industrial platforms with its recently released M-885, said to be the first FlexATX industrial motherboard to adopt the Mobile Intel 945GM Express chipset and support the Intel Core 2 Duo processor for efficient balance of performance and energy-efficiency.

With 667MHz Front Side Bus, up to 2Gbyte dual-channel DDR2 memory, and a potent integrated graphics engine, M-885 promises robust performance for multitasking and memory-intensive applications required by gaming consoles, ATMs, interactive terminals and automation control systems. Aside from its support for high-performance, low-power CPUs, this new industrial motherboard has a FlexATX footprint that's 32 percent smaller than the traditional microATX form factor, allowing it to fit a variety of industrial chassis designs and customizations.

"The M-885 satisfies the current industry craving for a powerhouse platform that is big in performance, but low on power consumption," said Stephen Huang, Adlink VP for communications and embedded computing products.

Deployed with low-power CPUs, the M-885 keeps heat dissipation to a minimum, thus reducing system slowdown, extending component lifecycle, and enabling flexibility for a broad range of applications and operating environments, the company said. The motherboard comes with the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, the latest generation of advanced and responsive graphics technology that provides visual quality and faster 2D/3D performance. The M-885 also provides one-channel LVDS with inverter power control for LCD applications.

The motherboard features an array of I/O, network and audio interfaces, including two Serial ATA ports and a single-channel ATA100 connector for data storage. It supports up to six high-speed USB 2.0 ports, two RS-232 COM ports, a 26-pin parallel port and an IrDA header. Prepared for applications that demand high-fidelity sound, the M-885 comes with a multichannel High Definition Audio via the Realtek ALC880 Codec.

This RoHS-compliant motherboard will be available in Q4 2006 and priced at $460.




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