ITOX Introduces Long-Life COM Express Module

ITOX, a leading provider of embedded x86 products, announced introduction of a long-life COM Express solution supporting Intel(R) dual-core processors. The company’s new G5C900-B-G COM Express module 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.

ITOX G5C900-B-G COM Express Module

The G5C900-B-G module conforms to PICMG COM Express Basic, Type 2 specifications and implements the latest interface technologies using serial differential-signaling on an extremely compact footprint of 3.75″ x 4.9″. The full-performance features of the G5C900-B-G COM Express module are available when mated with an ITOX COM630-B-G development board, or custom-designed PICMG compliant carrier board.

“COM Express solutions help reduce time-to-market for the manufacturer and at the same time cut project costs,” said Robert Liao, vice president, ITOX Applied Computing. “With development and support of the core processing system off-loaded to the board manufacturer, design engineers can stay focused on providing a broader range of product features. ITOX is committed to manufacturing and supporting the G5C900-B-G and COM630-B-G COM Express products for a minimum of three to five years, under our Long-Life Availability program. Designers will be able to quickly transistion to new processor and chipset technologies in their product lines, by merely upgrading the plug-compatible COM Express module.”

Optimized for the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor featuring dual-core architecture, the G5C900-B-G COM Express module retains full-compatibility with the Intel(R) Celeron M processor. Performance features include up to 2GB of DDR2 533MHz or 667MHz memory, onboard PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet controller and Intel GMA 950 graphics. An mPGA 479 socket provides support for specified Intel processors with 667MHz, 533MHz and 400MHz system bus speed.

COM630-B-G COM Express Development Board Features:

  • 1-PCI Express x16 Slot
  • 2-PCI Express x1 Slots
  • 1-PCI Express Mini Slot
  • 1-Express Card Slot
  • 4-PCI Slots
  • 1-Gigabit LAN Port
  • 4-Serial ATA Interfaces
  • 1-Ultra ATA 100 Interface
  • 1-CompactFlash Type II Interface
  • 4-Serial COM Ports
  • 6-USB 2.0 ports
  • 2-PS/2 Ports
  • 1-Dual-Channel LVDS DFP Interface
  • 1-VGA Port (2048×1536)
  • 1-TV Out Connector
  • Onboard Audio with S/PDIF In/Out

Product Availability
Sample units of the ITOX G5C900-B-G COM Express module are available now and the COM630-B-G development board will be available April 2007. Production quantities of both products will be available June 2007. G5C900-B-G quantity one list price is $465 (OEM volume pricing available on request).

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 10 manufacturer of PC and embedded motherboards.

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.