Computer-on-Module supports Core(TM) 2 Duo processors.
October 5, 2009 -
Operating in temperatures of -40 to +85°C, ETX-945 features Intel 945GME and ICH7M chipset and onboard SODIMM socket for up to 2 GB of DDR2 DRAM. Unit measures 4.5 x 3.7 in. and includes various I/O and high-resolution display controller that works with analog and LVDS-interfaced CRTs and LCDs with up to 2,048 x 1,536 resolution. Its ETX 3.0-compliant interface integrates 32-bit PCI and 16-bit ISA expansion buses, simplifying development. Windows XP and Linux v2.6 are supported.
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Diamond Systems Corporation
1255 Terra Bella Avenue
Mountain View, CA, 94043
Extended Temperature COM Boasts Core 2 Duo Performance
Sept. 22, 2009; Mountain View, Calif. - Diamond Systems Corp., a leading supplier of ruggedized single-board computers (SBCs) and I/O expansion modules targeting real-world applications, today launched a series of ETX 3.0 compliant computer-on-module (COM) products based on Intel's LV and ULV Core(TM) 2 Duo and Core Duo processors. The modules operate over an extended temperature range of -40° to +85°C, making them suitable for performance- and reliability-critical applications, including aerospace, defense, transportation, energy management, and industrial automation. To simplify the migration of PC/104-Plus stacks to these high-performance Intel processors, the ETX-945 is available as a pre-integrated "Pluto" module with a PC/104-Plus expansion interface.
The highly compact (4.5 x 3.7 inches; 114 x 95 mm) ETX-945 is built around Intel's 945GME and ICH7M chipset, and provides an on-board SODIMM socket for up to 2GB of high-speed DDR2 system DRAM.
The ETX-945's advanced high-resolution display controller works with analog and LVDS-interfaced CRTs and LCDs at resolutions up to 2048x1536 pixels, and supports dual independent displays.
Other on-board I/O interfaces include:
1 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
2 SATA interfaces (support 1 drive
1 IDE interface (supports 2 drives)
4 USB 2.0 ports
2 serial ports
PS/2 keyboard/mouse support (USB
keyboard/mouse also supported)
Parallel port and floppy controller
AC'97 audio (mic in, line in/out)
Five ETX-945 models are offered, each with a different soldered-on Intel processor:
Model Processor FSB (MHz) L2 Cache Power Consumption
Idle Heavily Loaded
ETX-945-L2400 - 1.66GHz Core Duo LV 667 2MB 12W 22W
ETX-945-U2500 - 1.2GHz Core Duo ULV 533 2MB 12W 16W
ETX-945-L7400 - 1.5GHz Core 2 Duo LV 667 4MB 12W 24W
ETX-945-U7500 - 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo ULV 533 2MB 12W 17W
ETX-945-CM423 - 1.06GHz Celeron M ULV 533 1MB 12W 13W
* Note: These models are special order only.
The ETX-945 is used as a macrocomponent, plugged into system baseboards containing application-specific circuitry, interface buffering, I/O connectors, and other required functions and components. The module's inclusion of both 32-bit PCI and 16-bit ISA expansion buses on its ETX 3.0-compliant interface maximizes the ease and flexibility of system development.
Supported operating systems currently include Windows XP and Linux 2.6, with support for additional OSes and RTOSes (real-time OSes) available on request.
Pricing and Availability The ETX-945 CPU module is immediately available, priced at around $650 for the ETX-945-CM423 and around $850 for the ETX-945-L2400 in OEM quantities. Also available are several pre-integrated "Pluto" (ETX form-factor) and "Neptune" (EPIC form-factor) development kits, which include generic or application-oriented ETX baseboards, complete sets of interface cables, OS driver software, and comprehensive documentation. Contact Diamond Systems regarding higher volume pricing and application-specific customization services.
Founded in 1989, Diamond Systems Corporation was an early adopter of PC/104 technology and today is one of the leading worldwide suppliers of PC/104 I/O modules and highly integrated single board computers combining CPU and data acquisition on a single board. Diamond's extensive product line includes A/D, D/A, digital I/O, serial communications, multifunction networking, and power supply modules as well as single-board computers and enclosures. Diamond also offers a full range of system solutions, including the capability to customize boards or systems to meet the needs of a particular application. The privately held company is based in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
For more information, visit www.diamondsystems.com or call 1-800-36-PC104.