Micro ATX Motherboard supports Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

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Along with support for Intel Core 2 Duo, Core Duo, and Core Solo processors with 400/533/667 MHz FSB, AIMB-554 features Intel 945GM Express chipset with remote asset management capabilities, Intel 945GM Graphic Memory Controller Hub, and I/O Controller. Integrated VGA controller and GMA950 promote graphics capabilities via PCI-Express x16 port, LVDS, and TV-out connector, with dual display support. In addition to multiple I/O, RoHS-compliant board includes communications options.

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Advantech Launches Industrial Micro ATX Motherboard that Supports Intel Core 2 Duo Processors

The AIMB-554 is an industrial Micro ATX Motherboard supporting Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting at $311.

(Cincinnati, Ohio - 1/25/2007) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the AIMB-554 industrial micro ATX motherboard that supports the latest Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core Solo processors with 400/533/667 MHz FSB. When combined with Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 processor, the AIMB-554 brings dual-core processing with a 4MB L2 cache and advanced power management, ensuring outstanding performance per watt, consuming 28% less power than previous generations.

The Intel 945GM Express chipset includes the Intel 945GM Graphic Memory Controller Hub and Intel I/O Controller. The integrated VGA controller and GMA950 provides superior graphics via a PCI-Express x16 port, LVDS and TV-out connector, with support for dual display applications. The Intel 945GM Express chipset provides remote asset management capabilities, improved storage speed and reliability along with the lower power consumption benefits.

In addition to performance-rich and energy-efficient features, the AIMB-554 comes with advanced I/O enhancements. The AIMB-554 offers multiple high performance onboard I/O capabilities, with one PCI-Express x16 slot for a higher end graphics card, one PCI-Express x4 slot, two PCI 32/33 slots and eight hi-speed USB 2.0 ports. The AIMB-554 has an onboard single/dual Gigabit LAN via PCI Express host interface. Two Serial ATA ports with RAID 0, 1 support, one RS-232 port, one RS-232/422/485 port and a parallel port are also included. The AIMB-554 also features tough industrial functions, like a watchdog timer, a long Mean-Time-Before-Failure (MTBF), CMOS data backup, a wide operating temperature range, and long-term service support. A custom BIOS service is available for specific function support as well.

The AIMB-554 complies with RoHS specifications and is fully compatible with Advantech's rugged micro ATX chassis. This board is an ideal solution for embedded and industrial applications that require high graphic computing performance in a low-power platform. The AIMB-554 supports Microsoft® Windows XP/2K/Linux/Solaris/QNX/FreeBSD/Novell Netware and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940.

Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group -Founded in 1983, the eAutomation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies. Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs, Distributed I/O Modules, Plug-in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries.

With more than 2,700 talents, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 17 countries and 33 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding approximately 30 new products each year. US operations for the eAutomation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (800-205-7940). Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North America: eAutomationPro.com. Email: info@advantech.com

Chuck Harrell
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group
(513) 742-8895 x333
website: eautomationpro.com/us

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