ITOX Introduces G5C100-N-G Dual-Core Mini-ITX Motherboard

ITOX, a leading provider of embedded x86 products, today announced the introduction of its Mini-ITX motherboard supporting Intel(R) dual-core processors into its long-life product line. The company’s new G5C100-N-G Mini-ITX motherboard utilizes the Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express chipset supported under Intel’s Embedded Architecture program, and accepts a wide performance-range of Intel mPGA 479 packaged processors. This includes the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor featuring dual-core architecture, Intel(R) Core(TM) Solo processor, Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor and Intel(R) Celeron(R) M ULV processor.

“Many of our customers require additional processing speed to support new product applications, but are constrained by thermal-limitations,” said Robert Liao, vice president, ITOX Applied Computing. The Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor has enabled ITOX to address this market demand. The new ITOX G5C100-N-G Mini-ITX motherboard, equipped with an Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor, provides up to 50% higher performance over our current Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor based motherboards. If the application software has been written to take advantage of dual-core architecture, performance increases of up to 100% are possible, with no increase in power requirements.”

Optimized for the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor featuring dual-core architecture, the G5C100-N-G motherboard retains full-compatibility with the Intel(R) Celeron M processor. Maximum performance is leveraged through the use of DDR2 533MHz or 667MHz dual-channel memory, dual onboard PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet controllers and Intel GMA 950 graphics.

Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processors contain two execution units and one shared 2MB L2 cache memory, which features Intel(R) Smart Cache Design to further enhance performance. This allows the processing units to operate in parallel, similar in performance to a dual-processor system, but with a lower power requirement.

In addition, the new G5C100-N-G Mini-ITX board is RoHS compliant and utilizes the Intel(R) 945GM Express chipset paired with an Intel(R) ICH7M I/O controller hub. A single mPGA 479 socket provides support for specified Intel processors with 667MHz, 533MHz and 400MHz system bus speed.

G5C100-N-G Long-Life Motherboard
The G5C100-N-G Mini-ITX form-factor (6.7″x6.7″) motherboard includes: 2-Gigabit LAN Ports, 4-Serial COM Ports, 8-USB 2.0 ports, 2-PS/2 Ports, 1-VGA Port (2048×1536), 1-LVDS DFP Interface (1600×1200), Onboard 5.1 channel Audio with S/PDIF Out, 2-Serial ATA Interfaces, 1-Ultra ATA 100 Interface, 1-CompactFlash Type II Socket, 1-FDD Interface, and up to 4GB DDR2 533MHz or 667MHz dual-channel memory in 2-200-pin SODIMM Sockets.

Product Availability
Sample units of the ITOX G5C100-N-G product are available now, with production quantities available in the forth quarter of 2006.

About ITOX
ITOX is a leading developer of applied computing platforms for computer communications, networking, and industrial applications and is an ISO 9001:2000 registered firm. It is a major supplier of embedded motherboards for use in light industrial environments, including voice messaging, medical electronics, industrial control, gaming, security monitoring and ATM/POS systems. ITOX is a division of DFI, a top ten manufacturer of PC and embedded motherboards. For more information, contact ITOX at

DFI-ITOX is an affiliate member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance. The Intel(R) Communications Alliance is a cooperative community of communications and embedded developers and solutions provider. Member companies are committed to developing modular, standards-based building blocks, platforms, and solutions for the communications and embedded market segments.