ADLINK Presents the Intel® Atom N450 Processor on an Extreme Rugged™ PC/104-Plus SBC


The highly-integrated CoreModule® 740 provides the next migration step for rugged low power embedded systems and stackable platforms



ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 6166) announces the release of its newest small form factor (SFF) rugged single board computer (SBC), the Ampro by ADLINK™ CoreModule® 740. The CoreModule® 740 is a PC/104-Plus module that continues ADLINK's commitment to the PC/104 standard. The CoreModule® 740 is the first Ampro by ADLINK™ SBC based on the Intel® Atom™ processor N450, running at 1.66GHz. The CoreModule® 740 takes advantage of the Atom's two-chip solution architecture with integrated memory and graphics controllers, balancing excellent performance with very low power requirements, thus making conduction cooling easy to implement for small sealed enclosures.


Rugged by design, the CoreModule® 740 combines a wealth of legacy I/O interfaces including ISA, IDE, serial and parallel ports, with on-board video, 1GB of soldered RAM, USB 2.0 and PCI bus, all in a compact 90 x 96 mm footprint. The PC/104-Plus stackable form factor allows OEMs in military, avionics, transportation, data logging, portable computing and other rugged markets to add a state-of-the-art Intel® Architecture controller to their systems without the need for a custom carrier board. The CoreModule® 740 also provides an upgrade path for the broad base of existing PC/104 system designs.


"Our customers are looking to take advantage of the newest generation processors while preserving their investment in existing I/O technologies. The CoreModule® 740 addresses these needs by integrating the Intel® Atom™ CPU with legacy I/O and PCI bus. It delivers the advantage of Ampro by ADLINK™ Extreme Rugged™ design methodologies to zero-fail applications in the harshest environments and gives customers a drop-in form factor replacement with no new cabling requirements. ADLINK is sending a lifeline to EOL PC/104-Plus users with an Extreme Rugged™ legacy-friendly board with the latest Intel® Atom™ CPUs." said Brian Healy, Product Management Manager of ADLINK.


About the CoreModule® 740

The CoreModule® 740 is a PC/104-Plus SBC developed with the Ampro by ADLINK™ Extreme Rugged™ design methodology which enables operation at temperatures from -40°C to +85°C, vibration up to 11.95Grms, and shock up to 50Grms, satisfying military and aerospace requirements for missions in the most extreme environments. The CoreModule® 740also features a full 16-bit ISA bus and PCI 32-bit bus. On-board I/O includes one IDE port, two RS-232 serial ports, four USB 2.0 ports, parallel port, and PS/2 keyboard/mouse. In addition, the CoreModule® 740offers excellent graphics performance with a high-resolution panel interface and legacy CRT support, making it well suited for outdoor signage applications where graphics and extended temperature capabilities are required.


The CoreModule® 740will soon be available in production quantities with QuickStart Kits which include board support packages (BSPs) for many popular operating systems including VxWorks®, Windows® CE, Windows XP Embedded, Linux® and QNX.



ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of AmproComputers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Amproby ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.


ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel®Embedded Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).