BCM MX45GM Mini ITX Motherboard

BCM introduced the MX45GM Mini ITX motherboard. The MX45GM board features an Intel Socket P and the Mobile Intel GM45/ICH9M-E Chipsets architecture. The Socket P supports the Intel Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, and 45nm Core 2 Duo processors with Front Side Bus speed from 667, 800 and 1066 MHz. The Intel GM45 chipset integrates the Intel GMA 4500MHD Graphics Engine delivering Blu-ray capable HD video playback and high resolution 3D graphics with dual display capable configuration via HDMI, DVI, LVDS and VGA outputs. The Intel GMA 4500MHD also delivers Intel Clear Video Technology quality graphics and video including sharper image, increased clarity and customizable color controls especially for high-end imaging-focused applications.

BCM MX45GM Mini ITX Motherboard

BCM MX45GM Mini ITX Motherboard Features

  • Socket P supports Intel 45nm Core 2 Duo Processor
  • 667/800/1066 MHz FSB
  • Intel GM45 Chipset
  • up to 4 GB DDR2 SO-DIMM 800 MHz System Memory
  • Intel GMA 4500MHD, supports DirectX 10
  • Intel Clear Video Technology
  • Dual view via HDMI / DVI / LVDS / VGA
  • 19V DC-in connector onboard
  • 8 CH HD Audio, SPDIF
  • Dual Gigabit LAN
  • 1 PCI, 1 PCIe x1, 1 Mini PCIe, CF
  • 4 SATA, 8 USB, 5 COM, 16-bit GPIO
  • TPM 1.2, iAMT 4.0
  • Mini ITX Form Factor (6.7” x 6.7”)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Microsoft Windows Vista ready

In addition to the high-performance onboard video outputs, the MX45GM also features other rich I/O and expansion interfaces — including an onboard DC-in connector, eight USB 2.0, four SATA connectors, five COM ports, a 16-bit GPIO header, one PCI, one PCI Express x1, one Mini PCI Express, and one Compact Flash socket. The built-in onboard DC-in connector enables the system to operate with 19 volt DC power via an external AC to DC adapter. This benefits the small form factor design for space-constrained enclosures.

The expansions slots enhance the system to support additional features through add-on cards including graphics, Ethernet, and WiFi interfaces. The Compact Flash socket provides onboard storage up to 64 GB capacity. The onboard storage feature is ideal for small footprint system that requires more secure and stable data transactions with small amounts of storage space. The MX45GM is ideal for embedded applications — such as kiosk, POS, gaming, medical, and entertainment machines.

The MX45GM mmainboard supports the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 and Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT) 4.0. The TPM feature provides the functions of hard drive encryption enhancing security protection. The Intel Active Management Technology makes it easier for IT technicians to maintain, repair or upgrade the computer through network communications from the remote locations at any time even if the computer is turned off. This technology decrease system downtime and saves the time and cost of field maintenance.

More information: BCM MX45GM Mini ITX Motherboard (pdf)