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Pentium 4 mini-ITX SBC runs Linux at 3 GHz

Aug 26, 2005 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Kontron has introduced a highly integrated mini-ITX motherboard with Pentium 4 and Celeron processor options up to 3 GHz. The 886LCD/mITX includes an AGP/DVO slot and supports Linux, and is aimed at CPU-intensive, cost-sensitive industrial applications, according to the company.

(Click here for larger image — note the lack of heat sink… we wonder how they cool that 3GHz Pentium 4!)

The 886LCD/mITX uses Intel's 855GME/6300ESB embedded chipset that includes the Extreme Graphics 2 controller with 2D/3D graphics engine for “dazzling graphics,” Kontron said. The board has VGA and LVDS video outputs as well as a AGP/DVO graphic interface. The AGP/DVO slot enables standard external AGP or ADD cards (pictured below) to provide a second LCD connection, or a TV output port.


Kontron lists the following key features and specifications for the 886LCD/mITX:

  • Processor — Intel Pentium M and Celeron M Processors in mPGA478 package, up to 3.06 GHz
  • Memory — up to 1 GB of DDR333 SDRAM on a 400 MHz front side bus
  • Display:
    • Intel Extreme Graphics 2 controller with 2D/3D graphics engine
    • Hardware assisted DVD/MPEG2 decoding
    • Max. resolution:
      • CRT — 2048 x 1536
      • LVDS/DVI — 1600 x 1200
  • Storage:
    • 2x ATA100
    • 2x Serial ATA150
    • CompactFlash Type II socket
    • Floppy — shared with parallel port connector

  • Input/output ports:
    • Three 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    • Four USB 2.0
    • Four RS232
    • PS/2 mouse and keyboard
    • Bi-directional parallel port with ECP and EPP modes
    • Audio:
      • AC-97/DD5.1
      • On-board stereo amplifier for front two channels
  • Expansion — 32 bit, 33 MHz PCI slot

Embedded OS support

Kontron says it supports the 886LCD/mITX under Linux, Windows, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows CE.


 
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