MSC Vertriebs Announces ETX Platform with SATA, PCI/ISA Bridge

MSC Vertriebs GmbH offers the appropriate solution for each application with six initially available models of the ETX family ETE-PM8553/ CM8553/ CM8523. The configurable platform complies with the latest ETX Specification 3.02, which includes an integrated dual SATA mass storage interface on the module.

The processor performance of the new ETX family is scalable through different assemblies using Intel® Pentium® M or Celeron® M embedded processors. The types named ETE-PM8553 are available with Intel® Pentium® M 745, which is clocked with 1.8 GHz or alternatively with Intel® Pentium® M (1.6 GHz) or Intel® Pentium® M LV 738 (1.4 GHz). The maximum capacity of the L2 cache is 2 MB. The CM versions come with Intel® Celeron® M LV 373 (1.0 GHz) or Intel® Celeron® M 320 (1.3 GHz). The most energy saving module is equipped with an Intel® ULV Celeron® M, which draws a typical power of only 8 W at a clock frequency of 600 MHz. The L2 cache of the Celeron M versions exhibits a capacity of 512 KB.

MSC Vertriebs ETX 2.0 Platform with SATA, PCI/ISA BridgeThe 95 x 114 x 12 mm small ETX platform is based on the chipsets Intel® 855GME or 852GM together with a ICH4 south bridge. The Intel® Extreme Graphics2 Controller integrated in the chip set provides excellent graphics performance. The main memory can be expanded up to a maximum of 1 GB by means of DDR333 SDRAM via a SODIMM socket. ECC memory is also supported.

A wide range of connection options offers a high degree of flexibility. In addition to a 32-bit PCI bus interface, an improved ISA Bridge (PCI/ISA Bridge ITE8888) is available on the modules. Moreover, in addition to a LAN and a sound interface, connections for flat panel or CRT displays are provided. The maximum resolution of the CRT interface is 2048 x 1536 pixels, the LCD interface delivers up to 1600 x 1200 pixels. Parallel and serial interfaces, IrDA, 4 x USB 2.0, as well as signal lines for keyboard and mouse complete the offer. Storage media can be connected via two SATA-150 and two enhanced IDE ports.

For evaluation and design-in of the ETX modules, MSC offers base boards and user specific motherboards which support all interfaces of a standard PC. Starter kits for the operating systems Windows® XP (embedded), Windows® CE(tm) and Linux are available upon request.

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About MSC Vertriebs GmbH
MSC Vertriebs GmbH is a European-wide service company in the field of electronic components, board-level products, and customer specific development of industrial hardware. Founded in 1982, the MSC Vertriebs GmbH operates today as a pan-European distributor and manufacturer in a consolidated company with over 1100 employees. Products requiring extensive technical support, such as COM Express(tm), ETX® components, EXM 32, microcontrollers & tools, programmable logic & tools, ASICs, industrial motherboards, power and linear products, displays, optoelectronics, as well as memory modules are our specialty and make MSC one of the leading companies for high-tech solutions. MSC distinguishes itself distinctly from its competitors with its competent applications and development engineers, as well as its design capacity for hardware, ASICs, and BIOS. The regional location to its suppliers and the consistent approach toward new technologies guarantee a high level of competency for its customers.