ITOX announced the introduction of two new motherboards supporting Intel® Core™2 Duo and Quad processors. The BL330-BR and BL330-B high-performance microATX form factor boards are designed specifically for embedded applications requiring a stable revision-controlled platform, with long-term availability. Featuring the Intel Q35 Express chipset, each product offers guaranteed 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 Core 2 Quad processors, Intel Core 2 Duo processors and Intel Celeron® 400 series processors with 800, 1067, and 1333 MHz front-side bus speeds.
The ITOX model BL330-BR motherboard uses an Intel ICH9R Southbridge providing RAID 0, 1, 5 & 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 ideal 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% reduction in power required by the new Intel Q35 Express chipset, compared to the Intel Q965 Express chipset. At the same time, additional performance increases are realized through incorporation of Intel Fast Memory Access and Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O. Both boards are fully Windows Vista Aero compliant, providing graphics display resolution up to QXGA (2048 x 1536) using the onboard VGA connector. Expansion is provided through 1-PCI Express x 16 slot, 1-PCI Express x4 slot and 2-PCI slots.
Evaluation units of the ITOX BL330-BR and BL330-B motherboards will be available May 2008 with production units available end of 2nd quarter 2008.
BL330-BR $380, BL330-B $360 (OEM volume pricing available on request.) For more information, contact ITOX at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-200-4869 (732-390-2815 Outside USA) Ext. 6712.