18 February 2009 Modular solution supports daughter cards Semiconductor distribution specialist Silica, an Avnet Company, has released its first board level development platform for the Intel Atom processor Z5xx series and the Intel EP80579 integrated processor product line. The platform is called Megrez and has been developed in conjunction with Padova based embedded solutions specialist M31. The Megrez base board is a modular solution to support daughter cards featuring both the Intel Atom processors and Intel EP80579 integrated processors. Its features allow engineers to design a base board and integrate the daughter cards for the Intel Atom processor (Mirach) and the Intel EP80579 integrated processor (Mizar) as separate modules. The kit comes ready to use, equipped with lcd display, PCI-Express graphic adapter, power supplies and a usb pen drive containing Windows and Linux demo images. Author Chris Shaw Comment on this article Websites http://www.silica.com Companies Silica (An Avnet Company) This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.