BACKPLANE Systems Technology has announced the release of IBASE's ETX CPU module, the ET863.
It is based on the VIA ProSavage PN133T ("Twister T") chipset that features built-in high performance 2D/3D graphics, flexible 66/100/133MHz system bus settings and support for up to 256MB SDRAM in one SODIMM socket.
The ETX form factor simplifies the building of low cost and high performance embedded solutions by separating the CPU and the interface functions to the ETX module and a base board.
This allows for upgrade of the CPU module whenever higher performance is required to the embedded system and still using the same interface base board.
The ET863 is available in 400MHz, 533MHz and 667MHz versions supporting VIA Eden and C3 processors. This standard sized ETX Module measures only 95mm x 114mm, and is supported base board platforms in 5.25" and 3.5" disk size formats as well as a 3U CompactPCI board version.
The flexible nature of ETX modules allows them to be integrated in a range of applications. Base boards can also be designed to meet individual customer needs.
In addition, the ET863 features onboard Savage AGP 4X Graphics with an LVDS interface, Realtek RTL8100BL Ethernet, built-in AC97 codec audio, TV-out, four USB ports, watchdog timer and ACPI.
This ETX Module is suitable to a wide range of embedded applications including automation control, telecommunications, networking and medical fields.