ADLINK Unveils Intel VIA ETX Module with 8x AGP Video and DDR Support

5/5/2005 - ADLINK Technology Inc., a leading manufacturer of embedded computing products, released its latest Computer on Module (COM) based on the ETX form factor, the ETX-IV266. The new ETX-IV266 supports ULV Mobile Intel® Celeron® at 400/650MHz or LV Mobile Intel® Pentium® III-M at 800/933MHz in an uFCBGA package (soldered onboard). This is the only module in the market in the low-to-medium performance class that supports DDR-based SODIMMs. The onboard 200-pin SODIMM socket supports up to 1GB. Target markets for the ETX-IV266 include medical, automation, instrumentation, gaming, POS, mobile computing and transportation industries.

The ETX-IV266 features VIA’s popular CLE266 chipset which incorporates a 128-bit AGP 8x VGA controller with hardware MPEG-2 decoding, support for LVDS-based flat panel displays and TV-out for PAL/NTSC, four USB v2.0 ports, a 10/100Base-T Ethernet port, an EIDE controller supporting both PIO and UDMA modes, two serial ports, one parallel port (SPP/ECP/EPP) shared with FDD, one PS2 keyboard/mouse interface, an AC ’97 audio interface with codec and power management functionality.

The ETX-IV266 comes with standard support for embedded features such as RS-232 console redirection, watchdog timer, COMS EEPROM backup of BIOS settings for battery-less operation, USB booth/legacy and PXE. The board has been designed to minimize power usage and heat dissipation allowing fanless operation when using ULV Celeron® type processors.

ADLINK Technology’s ETX product line includes modules based on the low power VIA Eden ESP CPU, Mobile Intel Celeron and Intel Pentium M processors. For core module evaluation, a prototype board with ATX form factor is available. All modules are supported by BSPs for Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE.NET, Linux and VxWorks.

About the ETX Form Factor
Measuring 95mm x 144mm, ETX COMs offer a very short time-to-market solution for OEM customers. The ETX modular concept of off-the-shelf core modules combined with custom-made carrier boards reduce product development time from the normal six months for a fully custom solution to just six weeks for an ETX-based solutions.

Embedded Linux Development Kit for ETX-IV266
The ETX-IV266 is available as part of a dedicated Embedded Linux Development Kit. The kit includes software and hardware tools to quickly set up a host-target based development system without any peripherals or system set-up on the target side. The connection to the host computer is a legacy-free USB for use with any Desktop PC or Notebook.

ADLINK Technology Inc.
ADLINK Technology is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality PC-based add-on cards for test & measurement, automation and process control industries. ADLINK is quickly emerging as a leader in industrial computing products with innovative passive backplane and CompactPCI platforms. ADLINK products are marketing globally through direct sales offices and an extensive network of worldwide sales channels to OEM customers.

The company has over 30% of its employees in research and development for the following product groups:

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