Backplane Systems Technology has announced the release of the Intel G41 Express chipset-based MI941 Industrial grade Mini-ITX motherboard. Featuring the next-generation Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 (GMA X4500), the MI941 includes built-in support for smooth high-definition video playback without the need for add-in video cards or decoders. Furthermore, it delivers optimised 3D graphics performance and support for Microsoft DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.0.
Designed with an LGA775 socket for Intel Core2 family processors and Intel Celeron processors with system bus of 1333/1066/800MHz, the MI941 has 2x DDR3 memory slots to fit up to 4GB of system memory for faster system responsiveness. LAN functionality is provided by an Intel 82583V PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet controller. Other features on board include 4x SATA II ports, 6x USB 2.0 ports, Watchdog timer, Digital I/O and 2x Serial Ports. It comes with CRT and DVI-D interfaces at the board edge.
The MI941 Industrial grade Mini-ITX motherboard is ideal for applications in the digital signage, point-of-sale, kiosk and gaming sectors. Aside from having a PCI and PCI-E (x1) expansion slots, MI941 Industrial grade Mini-ITX motherboard optionally comes with the ID394 and ID395 daughter boards for extra serial ports and TPM function respectively.