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Low-power ETX module feature SATA storage

Posted: 06 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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ETX-GLX Computer on Module

Adlink Technology Inc. has launched a new, low-power ETX-GLX Computer on Module, aimed at applications that require a guaranteed long production life and support. With all major functions already included on the module, system developers and OEMs can concentrate on the core competencies and unique system values of their products.

The new ETX-GLX targets markets for medical automation, gaming, instrumentation, POS, mobile computing and transportation where low power, medium performance and extended graphic support is required.

Based on AMD's Geode LX 800 processor and CS5536 companion chipset, the module constitutes a balance between computing performance and low power consumption. This module supports up to 1Gbyte DDR400 RAM in a single SODIMM socket or can optionally be equipped with 128Mbyte or 256Mbyte DDR400 memory soldered on the module.

The ETX-GLX also supports advanced display features such as high resolution analog CRT monitors up 1920 x 1440 and single or dual channel 24bit LVDS panels at a maximum 1600 x 1200 resolution. The module can optionally be equipped with an advanced TV encoder chip from Focus Enhancements that supports both standard and high definition TV output, The Focus FS 455 supports a variety of TV standards, from NTSC to PAL at resolutions of 480p, 720p, and 1080i.

In addition, the ETX-GLX incorporates Intel-based 10/100Base-T Ethernet port, PATA EIDE controller supporting both PIO and UDMA modes, dual port SATA controller, four USB v2.0 ports, two serial ports, one parallel port (SPP/ECP/EPP) shared with FDD, one PS2 keyboard/mouse interface, an AC97 audio interface, and power management functionality.

The ETX-GLX has full support for PCI and legacy ISA, and comes with embedded features such as a watchdog controller, RS-232 console redirection and CMOS EEPROM backup of BIOS settings and battery-less operation. It also comes with BSP support for Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, Linux, and Vxworks. Samples of the ETX-GLX are available now; full production shipping quantities start later this month.

Adlink's complete Computer on Module product family includes ETX modules for PCI/ISA oriented designs and COM Express modules for PCI Express or PCI designs with optional legacy support through LPC. For core module evaluation prototype boards in the ATX form factor are available. Most modules are supported by BSPs for Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE, Linux, and VxWorks.

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