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Mini-ITX board with i3-330E cpu

Mini-ITX board with i3-330E cpu

Gleichmann Electronics has entered the Intel iX world with the IX55HM Mini-ITX board from BCM. The IX55HM, which is available until at least 2017, is designed specifically for industrial applications where long term availability of the components used is important.

The Mini-ITX board is 17 x 17cm and is equipped with an i3-330E at 2.13 GHz cpu, a HM55 chipset and up to 8GB memory. The board already supports the new Standard Display Port and features multiple dual display functions: VGA + LVDS, VGA + DP, VGA + HDMI. For the panel control via LVDS, two dual channels with 24bit resolution as well as a connection for the backlight control are available.

Beside four SATA II, two COM RS-232 and eight USB interfaces (four as sockets on the rear of the board and four as pin headers on the board), other features include a PCI-E x16 (PEG & SDVO) and a MiniPCI-E connection for system extension. A parallel 8bit general purpose I/O interface with TTL level is designed to simplify the communication with its own external components - for example, with sensors and actuators.

The IX55HM can be integrated in a network by means of two RJ45 sockets on the rear of the board. Also on the rear of the board are PS/2 sockets for mouse and keyboard as well as the line in, line out and mic in connections. In addition to Dolby Digital 5.1, the audio codec part of the IX55HM, based on a Realtek ALC888, provides two channels for streaming in high definition quality.

The supply voltage for the board is provided by a standard 20pin ATX power supply connector and a 4pin 12V connector. Depending on the energy saving mode used, the current consumption is less than 19W. A three step fan control ensures low noise levels.

Chris Shaw

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