The NuPRO-796 from ADLINK Technology (Irvine, CA) is a half-size board computer featuring an AMD GeodeTM GX 533 processor. Fanless, the device has a 1.1 W CPU power consumption, and includes an on-board 128 MB memory on a single SODIMM slot, one UltraATA 66 IDE connector, and four Serial ATA connectors with RAID support. With several display options, it supports VGA/CRT monitors (1,600 ×1,200, 16 bbp at 85 Hz or 1,280 ×1,024, 24 bpp at 85 Hz), TFT LCDs, (1,280 ×1,024 bpp), and LVDS. Key I/O interfaces include an ACPI-compliant 10/1000BASE-T LAN port, four USB 1.1 ports (two USB ports on the faceplate, two by the pin header), and integrated audio controllers with an AC'97 interface. Operating temperature ranges from 0 to 60°C (storage temperature is -20 to 80°C).

There is onboard CompactFlash support, one channel, and up to two ATAPI devices. The device is compatible with the four-slot compact-size RK-604A chassis for half-size SBC and the six-slot RK-606FC chassis. Other features include an ATX power connector for backplaneless application, two RS-232 ports with EDS protection to 2 KV, and a 254-level watchdog timer that generates RESET or NMI. The dimensions of the board are 185.2 ×123.1 mm. For Free Info Click Here 

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This article first appeared in the March, 2007 issue of Embedded Technology Magazine.

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