Compact PC features scalable ETX CPU core.

Press Release Summary:

Housed in 249 x 155 x 67 mm extruded aluminum enclosure, EXC-2740 supports passively cooled, 1.1 GHz Pentium® M and 600 MHz Celeron® M processors. Construction separates core technology and I/O into 2 boards for operational flexibility. In addition to 5.1 channels of AC97 Audio, product features dual 10/100Mbps Ethernet controllers, 6 USB 2.0 ports, 4 serial COM ports, and one parallel interface. It utilizes Intel Extreme Graphics 2 chipset with embedded 64 MB SGRAM.

Original Press Release:

EXC-2740, Compact PC with Scalable ETX CPU Core

February 9, 2006, Taipei, Taiwan

Evalue has recently launched the EXC-2740 small form factor computer system based on Intel® Pentium® M / Celeron® M core. Housed in a rugged extruded aluminum enclosure at only 249 mm x 155 mm x 67 mm (about the size of B5), this micro system utilizes passively cooled low power Intel® Pentium® M 1.1 GHz and Intel® Celeron® M 600 MHz processors respectively depending on customer's requirement. It can operate up to an ambient temperature of 45°C without the use of any fan.

The ECX-2740 is designed with general purpose by merging complete functions including 5.1 channels AC97 Audio, dual 10/100Mbps Ethernet controllers along with additional I/O expansion with six high-speed USB 2.0 ports, four serial COM ports and one parallel interface.

Additionally, the onboard Intel's Extreme Graphics 2 chipset with embedded 64 MB SGRAM provides unprecedented graphics performance that includes selectable 16:9 aspect ratios for high definition TFT LCDs and TV-out interface compliant to NTSC/PAL system. Consolidating such premium specifications, this compact and versatile system trumps all competitors on the current market.

EXC-2740 adopts ETX Computer-on-Module technology which offers complete PC functionality and can be mounted directly to an I/O-specific carrier board. By separating the core technology and I/O into two boards, it allows flexible upgradeability by simply replacing the ETX core module with the one that has higher processing power without changing the carrier board. In addition to the inherent flexibility of the processor, the development board can also be customized and expanded to best meet a company's design needs.

A mounting kit supporting one 2.5-inch hard disk drive can be easily located at the bottom of the casing for easy maintenance, while a CompactFlash socket with ejector in front provides alternative system reboot option. Considering the possibility of future extension, ECX-2740 has also reserved one Mini PCI slot that could accommodate wireless adapter or modem add-on card to intensify the system's functions.

Combining the advantages of size and these I/O-intensive features, EXC-2740 is suitable for demanding applications including test equipment, medical instruments, communications devices, transportation systems, data loggers, security, gaming and industrial control systems. EXC-2740 is now available for order. For more information on this product, please contact your local Evalue sales representative or send an e-mail to

Key Features
Supports 90nm Intel® µFC-PGA 478 / µFC-BGA 479 Pentium® M / Celeron® M CPU
Intel® 82855GME Chipset
One SODIMM up to 1 GB DDR SDRAM with ECC Supported
5.1 CH Audio, TV-out
Dual Realtek RTL8101L 10/100Mbps LAN
1 Mini PCI, Type I/II CF
4 COM, 6 USB 2.0

About Evalue
Evalue positions itself as an innovative solution provider since its establishment in 2000. The company has successfully expanded its expertise from x86 platform into RISC-based hardware and software solutions. With over decade experience, Evalue provides a wide selection of products ranging from board level to system level products covering RISC computer, x86 based single board computer, ETX, motherboard, InnoFlex Panel PC, Box computer and more.

Evalue is a member of the Intel® Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of developers and solution providers utilizing Intel® technology in their product development and deployment. Members are committed to providing a strategic supply of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For more information, please visit:

Huimei Yu
Marketing Manager
Evalue Technology Inc.
Embedded World 2006, Feb 14-16
Nuremberg, Booth #12-363
Tel#: +886-2-8226-2345 Ext.8502
Fax#: +886-2-8226-2777

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