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Dominion Electronics introduces Hurricane-LX800

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The Hurricane-LX800, from Dominion Electronics, is an EPIC standard formatted board using AMD’s powerful yet frugal Geode LX800 processor. The Hurricane-LX800 module integrates all peripherals needed to build an embedded PC on a small 115 mm x 165 mm (4.5” x 6.5”) printed circuit board. Using a CS5536 I/O companion and a Super I/O chip, all the standard peripherals are already on board.   

The system RAM can be as large as 1 GB. There is graphics controller with VGA, LVDS and TFT adapters available. With Ethernet, USB and serial ports, the Hurricane-LX800 is a versatile machine. 

The Hurricane-LX800 uses only 5.3 watts and can operate in the extended temperature range of –40°…+85°C without additional cooling. The Hurricane-LX800 is supplied with 5V only and does ACPI, advanced and PCI power management.   

The AMD Geode LX 800@0.9W processor delivers the performance per watt in the industry today, providing x86 power and versatility to embedded products. The AMD Geode LX 800@0.9W processor’s architecture and high level of integration guarantees longer battery life and allows small designs, while delivering full x86 functionality. 

The AMD Geode LX 800 processor consumes a maximum power of 3.9W and 1.8W typical at 500 MHz, enabling systems that only need to be passively cooled. The x86 compatibility allow designers to focus on developing end products that efficiently meet consumer needs, without being concerned with software porting or compatibility issues. Coupled with the AMD Geode CS5536 companion device, the combined chipset, which operates at 1.9W typical at 433MHz and at 2.4W typical at 500MHz, offers a complete set of features that deliver full desktop functionality to embedded and portable devices. 

Processor functional blocks are:
CPU Core
GeodeLink Control Processor
GeodeLink Interface Units
GeodeLink Memory Controller
Graphics Processor
Display Controller
Video Processor
Video Input Port
GeodeLink PCI Bridge
Security Block 

Application areas for the Hurricane-LX800 are industrial automation, automotive, medical devices, and military.

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