Micromax recently announced the release of its new small form factor (SFF) rugged single board computer (SBC), the Ampro by ADLINK CoreModule 740 by ADLINK Technology Inc.
The CoreModule 740 is a PC/104-Plus single board computer module that continues ADLINK's commitment to the PC/104 standard. The CoreModule 740 is the first Ampro by ADLINK SBC based on the Intel Atom processor N450, running at 1.66GHz. The CoreModule 740 takes advantage of the Intel Atom two-chip solution architecture with integrated memory and graphics controllers and balances performance with low power requirements. This makes conduction cooling easy to implement for small sealed enclosures.
Rugged by design, the CoreModule 740 combines a wealth of legacy I/O interfaces including:
- ISA, IDE, serial and parallel ports, with on-board video
- 1GB of soldered RAM
- USB 2.0 and PCI bus, all in a compact 90 x 96 mm footprint
Brian Healy, Product Management Manager of ADLINK explained, “Our customers are looking to take advantage of the newest generation processors while preserving their investment in existing I/O technologies.”
“The CoreModule 740 addresses these needs by integrating the Intel Atom CPU with legacy I/O and PCI bus. It delivers the advantage of Ampro by ADLINK Extreme Rugged design methodologies to zero-fail applications in the harshest environments and gives customers a drop-in form factor replacement with no new cabling requirements. ADLINK is sending a lifeline to EOL PC/104-Plus users with an Extreme Rugged legacy-friendly board with the latest Intel Atom CPUs.”