IBASE Debuts Motherboard with Core 2 Duo Processor, Q965 Express Chipset

IBASE Technology, a leading manufacturer of embedded computing platforms, announced the MB898, an ATX industrial motherboard supporting the latest Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor E6400 and the Intel(R) Q965 Express chipset. The new motherboard provides customers with design capability to create new solutions for multimedia, industrial automation, medical, and gaming applications. End users will experience revolutionary performance, unbelievable system responsiveness, and energy-efficiency built in, with up to 40 percent faster performance than previous generation processors, thanks to the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor E6400.

“IBASE is one of the pioneers in delivering embedded boards supporting the latest members of Intel’s multi-core processors based on the new Intel(R) Core(TM) microarchitecture. Enabled by this new microarchitecture, the MB898 delivers increased performance and greater performance-per-watt, thus increasing overall energy efficiency.” said C. S. Lin, IBASE’s President. “Our clients will be taking advantage of the latest arsenal of performance-rich and system-enhancing technologies in the new Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor E6400 and the Intel(R) Q965 Express chipset.”

MB898 Features:

  • Supports Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processors, up to 2.13GHz
  • Intel(R) Q965 Express chipset, four DDR DIMM, max. 8GB
  • 10/100 or Gagabit Ethernet on board
  • SATA x4, USB 2.0 x10, COM x4
  • IrDA, Digital I/O (4 in 4 out), Watchdog timer
  • PCI x4, PCI-E (x1) x2, PCI-E (x16) x1

“Built on Intel(R) Core(TM) microarchitecture, the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo processor E6400 delivers revolutionary dual-core performance and breakthrough processor energy efficiency,” said Joe Jensen, general manager, Marketing and Platform Programs, Communications Infrastructure Group, Intel. “By combining this processor with the enhanced multimedia capabilities of the new Intel(R) Q965 Express chipset, this platform enables our ecosystem, like IBASE, to offer high performance motherboards that meet the needs of a variety of embedded applications.”

The new MB898 supports a front side bus of up to 1066MHz and to 8GB of dual channel, DDR2-667 memory in four DDR slots for enhanced performance. It comes with a standard 10/100 Mbps Ethernet controller and optional Gigabit network connectivity. A rich set of I/O interface features 10 USB ports, 4 COM ports and 2 P/S ports. Onboard expansion is provided by 4 PCI slots, 2 PCI-E(x1) slots and one PCI-E(x16) slot. In addition, the new MB898 has an IDE controller to support native PATA drives and Compact Flash cards. For more information about this RoHS-compliant high performance motherboard, visit the product page.

About IBASE Technology
IBASE Technology was set up by a group of experienced engineers who revolve around the IPC arena and talented marketing and management staff sharing the same ideals and goals. As a team, it has gained the respect and support from reputable and established companies that eventually forged strategic partnerships with IBASE. IBASE’s R&D team is composed hardware and software engineers, 50% with over 10 years and 45% with between 5 to 10 years of experience in their respective fields. IBASE, an ISO9001 certified company, also specializes in OEM/ODM services tailoring products to customers’ requirements. Current product offerings from IBASE include various single board computers, Mini-ITX, industrial motherboards, ETX CPU modules, CompactPCI processor boards, network appliance and digital surveillance systems.

IBASE Technology Inc. is an Affiliate Member with the Intel(R) Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

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IBASE Technology Inc.
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