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Industrial micro ATX motherboard

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Advantech has released the RoHS compliant AIMB-562 industrial micro ATX motherboard. The AIMB-562 features the advanced Intel 945G Express chipset and supports for high-performance Intel Core 2 Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D processors.

With a fast 1066/800/533 MHz Front Side Bus and headroom for up to 4 GB of DDR2 667/533/400 MHz system memory in dual-channel mode, the AIMB-562 has the high bandwidth required for an exceptional range of modern industrial applications.

With the extended product lifecycle support that is so crucial for embedded platforms, the AIMB-562 offers two graphics solutions including the cost-effective Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 and the onboard PCI Express x16 slot.

The AIMB-562 is designed to enable space-efficient solutions to deliver great performance and lower power consumption. By incorporating the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the AIMB-562 delivers class performance-per-watt solutions: dual-core processing with a 4 MB L2 cache.

Intel®’s 945G Express chipset ensures high-quality graphics and smooth visual performance. Integrated with the chipset, the Intel GMA 950 features acompelling 400 MHz core and supports 224 MB of shared video memory, as well as DirectX 9 3D hardware acceleration. This integrated graphics solution effectively lowers the total cost of ownership by reducing power consumption and eliminating the need for discrete graphic cards.

For multi-display or future graphics upgrades, a PCI Express x16 slot supports higher performance graphics cards that permit convenient connection to display devices like LCDs and CRTs.

The AIMB-562 offers a host of integrated I/O interfaces that speed up installation and deployment. Providing robust LAN connectivity, the PCI Express-based Intel 82573 Gigabit Ethernet controller provides up to 1000 Mbps of bandwidth for network-intensive applications.

The AIMB-562 also has four Serial ATA II (SATA2) 300 MB/s connectors for abundant data storage. Graphics and I/O expansion are fully supported by the PCI Express x16, PCI Express x1, and two 32-bit PCI slots. The AIMB-562 promotes convenient connection to external peripherals through eight USB 2.0, two RS-232, parallel, VGA, and PS/2 ports.

Platform longevity and scalability for long-term industrial use are assured, as the AIMB-562 has passed Advantech’s rigid physical and operational tests, and is made up of only industrial-grade, RoHS-compliant materials, proven to withstand rugged computing environments.

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