ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX:6166) recently released the Ampro Extreme Rugged ETX 620 Computer on Module. The ETX 620 is based on the AMD Geode LX 800 processor and CS5536 companion chip. The ETX 620 computer-on-module (COM) is ideal for mission-critical military, avionics, medical, and industrial applications where failures would have dire consequences or high costs. Prices start in the $200s for the ETX 620 in production quantities. The ETX 620 module will be in production through 2012 or beyond.
ETX 620 is designed for extreme rugged environments, able to operate over temperature extremes of -40°C to +85°C, vibrations up to 15Grms and shock up to 50Grms. With processor speed of 500MHz and memory support for up to 1GB of DDR RAM, the ETX 620 fills the price/performance void beneath the ETX 802 module.
ETX 620 features 2D/3D graphics and offers a choice of TTL or 24 Bit LVDS LCD interfaces along with legacy CRT, making it easier for system designers to choose the right display for their solution. ETX 620 also features a full 16-bit ISA bus due to the use of a PCI-to-ISA bridge with Distributed DMA, rather than an LPC-to-ISA bridge. The use of an Intel Ethernet controller allows wider temperature operation than possible with cheap alternatives.
ETX 620 contains all of the PC-compatible subsystems without the I/O connectors themselves. The I/O and bus signals are passed through high-density surface mount connectors to application-specific carrier boards. ETX 620 I/O includes (2) Serial ATA (SATA) ports, (4) USB 2.0 ports, Intel 10/100 Ethernet, (1) UDMA IDE interface, (2) Serial RS-232 ports, Floppy, Keyboard/Mouse and AC ’97 Audio. More product information can be found by visiting the ETX 620 web page.
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