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Full featured Pentium M motherboard

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KONTRON has released the 886LCD-M/mITX MiniITX motherboard. It is based on the Intel Pentium M processor, part of Intel Centrino mobile technology. The Intel 855GME and 6300ESB ICH Southbridge serve as a chipset.

Applications include point of sales and point of information, gaming, measurement technology, lotteries and banking. It also finds use in industrial PCs or applications requiring sophisticated graphics.

An Intel Extreme Graphics 2 integrated into the 855GME Northbridge and the onboard LVDS transmitter for LCD control and AGP slot. Standard AGP graphics cards or Kontron's ADD LVDS cards can be operated its AGP slot. The 6300ESB ICH Southbridge offers a conventional 32-bit/33-MHz PCI bus as well as the serial ATA interface, USB 2.0 and SoftRAID.

Two ATA/100 interfaces and two serial ATA/150 IDE controllers are used. Serial ATA offers a point-to-point connection, enabling every connected device to use the full bandwidth. Hot plugs, small plugs and standard plugs as well as longer cable solutions are available. CompactFlash Types I and II are optionally available.

The motherboard has a feature connector with several GPIOs, a watchdog timer and monitoring functions for temperature and fans.

It has flatscreen support for two independently controlled displays and up to 1GB of PC2700 DDR333 SDRAM. It has four USB 2.0 slots, four RS232, one LPT and one PS/2 for keyboard or mouse. It also has two SATA/150, two ATA/100 IDE controllers and CompactFlash Types I and II (optional). It has one PCI slot for PCI expansion components and one AGP slot for graphics cards.

The Socket 478 allows the use of the 1.6GHz 0.13-micron Pentium M or the Pentium M based on 90nm technology, depending on requirements. The Celeron M is also available. The cache varies from 512kB to 2MB.

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