Embedded motherboards offer ultra-low power and high performance
Published: 10 April 2014 - Michelle Winny
The BVM Group has introduced it latest ASRock industrial IMB-150 and IMB-151 motherboards, which are optimised around the latest Intel Atom 22nm Celeron Quad Core J1900 2.42 GHz (TPD 10.0W) or 2920 2.0GHz (TPD 7.5W) 64-bit System on Chip processors.
The IMB-151 features a fanless low profile design, with ultra-low power requirements and performance. Originally developed for smartphones, tablets and other portable devices as an alternative to ARM-based boards, they are also suited to Point of Sale, kiosk, automation and PanelPC applications in the industrial space; providing a powerful computing engine for applications where high resolution display or image capture is required.
The highly integrated Baytrail SoC supports high-resolution VGA, LVDS and HDMI dual display, up to 1900 by 1220 at 60Hz, and is retinal display capable. The graphics and media engine is based on the Intel Gen7 HD graphic processor, which supports graphics burst, Open GL ES 3.3 and hardware video codec acceleration of multiple media formats.
Up to 16GB of 1333MHz SDRAM is available. Two Gigabit LAN ports, one RS-232/422/485 and 5 RS-232 serial ports, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, two SATA2 3.0Gb/s hard drive ports are provided. There is a shared Mini-PCIe and mSATA interface and full size PCIe slot. Power is from an external 9 - 19 V DC supply with both AT and ATX power modes supported.
Windows 8.1 is fully supported out of the box and the board is supplied with both full size and half size I/O shield for easy installation.
Datasheet are available at www.bvm-store.com/ProductCategory.asp?fdCategoryId=953