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Mini-ITX Motherboard with Core i7/i5/i3 Processors

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A new industrial-grade, Mini-ITX motherboard supports the latest Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors with LGA 1156 sockets. The Intel 45nm Core i7 and Core i5 700 series processors are quad core CPUs with integrated memory controller. The 32nm Intel Core i5 600 and Core i3 series processors are dual core with integrated graphics and memory controller, and Intel HD Graphics with DX10 support. The AIMB-280 from Advantech is capable of SATA RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10 to ensure reliable storage and system protection for network-intensive applications.

The Intel Turbo Boost Monitor application is a Microsoft Windows sidebar gadget that provides a simple display of processor frequency when Intel Turbo Boost technology is active. This further improves performance by allowing processor cores to run at higher frequencies within the available thermal envelope. Supported operating systems are Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit editions with Service Pack 2, and Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit editions.

The AIMB-280 comes with high connectivity and expansion options including: one PCIe x16 expansion slot, two serial ports, eight USB 2.0 ports and four Serial ATA II 300 Mbyte/s connectors. AIMB-280 also comes with software RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 support, offering abundant data storage and reliable data protection, and dual PCI Express-based Intel 82578DM and 82583V Gigabit Ethernet ports delivering up to 1000 Mbit/s of bandwidth for network-intensive applications. All this connectivity is packed into a space-saving, power-efficient and cost-effective Mini-ITX form factor.

With the graphics engine integrated into the processor, these two-chip solutions provide enhanced graphics performance compared with previous Intel platforms. The integrated graphics controller includes Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology and Intel Clear Video Technology featuring: MPEG2, WMV9/VC1 and AVC hardware acceleration as well as advanced pixel adaptive de-interlacing.

Advantech provides drivers and APIs for different operating systems including GPIO, SMBus, watchdog timer, hardware monitor, panel backlight on/off and brightness control. Supported operating systems include Windows 7, Windows XP, XP Embedded, Windows CE and Linux—hardware drivers for these are readily available. 

Advantech, Irvine, CA. (949) 789-7178. [www.advantech.com].