Long-Life microATX Product Supports Intel Core2 Duo and Quad Processors
ITOX introduced two motherboards that support Intel Core2 Duo and Quad processors. The BL330-BR and BL330-B microATX form factor boards are designed for embedded applications requiring a stable revision-controlled platform, with long-term availability. Using the Intel Q35 Express chipset, each product offers availability through December 2014. In addition, the LGA775 socket on both motherboards is compatible with a wide range of Embedded Intel Architecture processors, including the Intel Core2 Quad processors, Intel® Core2 Duo processors and Intel Celeron 400 Series processors with 800 MHz, 1067 MHz, and 1333 MHz front-side bus speeds. The ITOX model BL330-BR motherboard uwes an Intel ICH9R Southbridge providing RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 disk configuration using Intel Matrix Storage Technology. Setup controls incorporated into the system BIOS allow pre-OS RAID creation, naming and deletion of disk arrays. Full management and status reporting of the RAID array storage devices is performed using Intel Matrix Storage Manager utility software. An auxiliary powered hardware and firmware solution incorporates Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT), enabling remote monitoring and control of system resources. These features make the ITOX BL330-BR appropriate for applications such as ATM/POS, gaming, medical imaging, security and surveillance, interactive Kiosks, and additional applications requiring higher data security. The ITOX BL330-B model uses the Intel ICH9 Southbridge, and is available for applications not requiring RAID and Intel AMT support. Both the BL330-BR and BL330-B motherboards benefit from a 50 percent reduction in power required by the new Intel Q35 Express chipset, compared to the Intel Q965 Express chipset. Both boards are fully Windows Vista Aero compliant, providing graphics display resolution up to QXGA (2048 x 1536) via the onboard VGA connector. Expansion is provided through one-PCI Express x 16 slot, one-PCI Express x4 slot and two-PCI slots.