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ETX 3.0 Module Combines Core 2 Duo Performance with Legacy I/O

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A series of ETX 3.0-compliant computer-on-module (COM) products is based on Intel’s LV and ULV Core 2 Duo and Core Duo processors. The ETX-945 series modules from Diamond Systems operate over an extended temperature range of  -40° to +85°C, making them suitable for performance and reliability-critical applications, including aerospace, defense, transportation, energy management and industrial automation. To simplify the migration of PC/104-Plus stacks to these high-performance Intel processors, the ETX-945 is available as a pre-integrated “Pluto” module with a PC/104-Plus expansion interface.

The highly compact (4.5 x 3.7 inches; 114 x 95 mm) ETX-945 is built around Intel’s 945GME and ICH7M chipset, and provides an onboard SODIMM socket for up to 2 Gbytes of high-speed DDR2 system DRAM. The ETX-945’s high-resolution display controller works with analog and LVDS-interfaced CRTs and LCDs at resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 pixels and supports dual independent displays. Other onboard I/O interfaces include one 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet port, two SATA interfaces (support 1 drive each), one IDE interface (supports 2 drives), four USB 2.0 ports and two serial ports.

Supported operating systems currently include Windows XP and Linux 2.6, with support for additional OSs and RTOSs (real-time OSs) available on request. The ETX-945 CPU module is priced at around $650.

Diamond Systems, Mountain View, CA. (650) 810-2500. [www.diamondsystems.com].