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Compact, core duo SBC sports quad Gig-E ports

Aug 29, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Taiwan Commate Computer (Commell) is shipping a 5.25-inch form-factor SBC (single-board computer) that supports Intel's Core Duo and Core Solo processors. The LS-570 boasts four PCI Express-interfaced gigabit Ethernet (Gig-E) ports, along with an extensive set of video, disk, and PC-style I/O interfaces.

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The LS-570 is built with an Intel 945GM Express chipset that supports a 667 MHz FSB, said to provide 25 percent greater bandwidth than the previous generation chipsets. The board has two DDR2 memory slots for up to 3 GB of 533/667 MHz SDRAM.

The 945GM chipset integrates a 256-bit, 400 MHz graphics core, which includes DirectX 9 3D hardware acceleration. Commell says this provides a 2x improvement in graphics performance over the previous generation chipset. Additionally, the graphics subsystem supports analog and digital display resolutions of up to 2048 x 1536, along with HDTV output.

The four gigabit Ethernet ports are implemented using Intel's 82573L controllers, which feature advanced interrupt-handling features and efficient ring-buffer descriptor data structures, and on-chip caching for up to 64 packet descriptors per queue, according to Commell.

Commell lists the following key features and specifications for the LS-570:

  • Processor — Core Duo and Core Solo in Micro-FCPGA478 package
  • Chipset — 945GM + ICH7M
  • Memory — 2 240-pin DDR2 slots support up to 3 GB of 533/667 MHz SDRAM
  • Display:
    • GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) 950 engine
    • up to 224 MB video memory shared with system memory
    • analog CRT and dual 18-bit LVDS outputs with resolution to 2048 x 1536
    • HDTV out at 480i/p, 576i/p, 720i/p, and 1080i/p resolution
  • Storage:
    • Ultra DMA 33 IDE supports up to 2 ATAPI drives
    • 2 serial ATA ports with 150 MB/s transfer rate
    • CompactFlash socket
  • External I/O ports:
    • 4 gigabit Ethernet RJ45
    • 2 USB 2.0
    • serial — 9-pin RS232
  • Internal I/O ports (pin headers):
    • 4 USB 2.0
    • 3 serial — 2 RS232, 1 RS232/RS422/485
    • PS/2 keyboard and mouse
    • IrDA
    • FDD, parallel port
    • CD in and audio
    • 8-bit digital I/O
  • Expansion — 1 PCI slot, 1 mini-PCI slot
  • Power — standard 24-pin ATX power connector or 8 to 24 VDC on 2-pin power jack
  • Dimensions — 5.75 x 7.99 inches (146 x 203 mm)

Price and availability were not disclosed.


 
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