CompactPCI Controller features ULP Intel Celeron processor.

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Fanless MIC-3316 utilizes on-board ULP 650 MHz Celeron processor and is suited for rugged industrial applications. In 3U form factor, board offers CPU with up to 348 MB SDRAM, optional rear I/O support, battery-backup 512K RAM, and 2 on-board CompactFlash sockets. Other features include 2 RS-232/422/485 ports, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, and DVI-I interface in addition to watchdog timer, PCI-to-PCI bridge, AC-97 audio support, and 2.5 in. HDD bay.

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Advantech Launches 3U CompactPCI Ultra Low Voltage Intel Celeron 650 MHz Board

The MIC-3316 is a 3U CompactPCI Ultra Low Voltage Intel Celeron 650MHz board starting at $1450.

(Cincinnati, Ohio - 05/17/2006) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the MIC-3316 3U CompactPCI controller, a fanless alternative low power solution. The MIC-3316 has an ultra low power on-board Celeron processor at 650 MHz which can deliver efficient power consumption with less heat dissipation and longer MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure). No cooling fan is required, which improves system reliability and also reduces power consumption for special thermal requirements. The MIC-3316 is suitable for rugged industrial applications due to its powerful CPU with up to 348MB SDRAM, optional rear I/O support, battery-backup RAM, and two on-board CompactFlash sockets.

Other features include: two RS-232/422/485 ports, one 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, watchdog timer, one DVI-I interface, one PCI-to-PCI bridge drivers up to seven masters, battery-backup 512K RAM, Timer IRQ, supports AC-97 audio, line-in, line-out, MCI-in and has a 2.5" HDD disk bay.

The MIC-3316 starts at $1450 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or from one of Advantech's North American distributors at

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, Advantech is a global leading ePlatform service provider integrating web-based technology, computing platforms and customization services that empower the connected eWorld. Advantech cooperates closely with system integrators to enable them in providing complete solutions for a wide array of applications in various industries. Advantech delivers more than a thousand products and solutions under 3 main categories: Embedded & Applied Computing, Industrial and Network Computing, and eAutomation. With the combined talent of more than 2,000 people, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 28 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North America: Emal:

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