Advantech's new industrial-grade ATX motherboard, the AIMB-767, is based on the Intel G41 and the ICH7R chipset for industrial applications that need dual displays for DVI plus VGA and strong I/O capability. The AIMB-767 supports LGA 775 Intel Core2 Duo, Core2 Quad, Pentium Dual-Core, and Celeron 400 sequence processors with FSB up to 1333 MHz and DDR3 800/1066MHz SDRAM up to 4GB.
The board's four SATAII ports can support software RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5 to serve as an entry-level data security solution with reliability. The four onboard serial ports (COM ports), one PCIe x16, one PCIe x4 and five PCI expansion slots allow AIMB-767 to meet many different industrial control application requirements.
An Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 with shared memory up to 352MB assures excellent graphic processing capability without the need for an add-on graphics card, thus reducing cost, power consumption, and themal design effort.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.