ITOX Introduces BL330-BR, BL330-B microATX Embedded Motherboards

ITOX, a leading provider of embedded x86 products, announced the introduction of two new motherboards supporting Intel® Core(tm)2 Duo and Quad processors. The BL330-BR and BL330-B high-performance microATX form factor boards are designed specifically for embedded applications requiring a stable revision-controlled platform, with long-term availability. Utilizing the Intel® Q35 Express chipset, each product offers guaranteed availability through December 2014. In addition, the LGA775 socket on both motherboards is compatible with a wide range of Embedded Intel® Architecture processors, including the Intel® Core(tm)2 Quad processors, Intel® Core(tm)2 Duo processors and Intel® Celeron® 400 series processors with 800, 1067, and 1333 MHz front-side bus speeds.

ITOX BL330-BR microATX Embedded MotherboardThe ITOX model BL330-BR motherboard utilizes an Intel® ICH9R Southbridge providing RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10 disk configuration using Intel® Matrix Storage Technology. Setup controls incorporated into the system BIOS allow pre-OS RAID creation, naming and deletion of disk arrays. Full management and status reporting of the RAID array storage devices is performed using Intel® Matrix Storage Manager utility software. An auxiliary powered hardware and firmware solution incorporates Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT), enabling remote monitoring and control of system resources. These features make the ITOX BL330-BR ideal for applications such as ATM/POS, gaming, medical imaging, security & surveillance, interactive Kiosks, and additional applications requiring higher data security. The ITOX BL330-B model utilizes the Intel® ICH9 Southbridge, and is available for applications not requiring RAID and Intel® AMT support.

Both the BL330-BR and BL330-B motherboards benefit from a 50% reduction in power required by the new Intel® Q35 Express chipset, compared to the Intel® Q965 Express chipset. At the same time, additional performance increases are realized through incorporation of Intel® Fast Memory Access, and Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d). Both boards are fully Windows Vista Aero compliant, providing graphics display resolution up to QXGA (2048 x 1536) via the onboard VGA connector. Expansion is provided through 1-PCI Express x 16 slot, 1-PCI Express x4 slot and 2-PCI slots.

Optimized for the Intel® Core(tm)2 Quad processor, the BL330-BR and BL330-B motherboards retain full compatibility with Intel® Core(tm)2 Duo processors and Intel® Celeron® 4xx sequence processors. Maximum performance is leveraged with up to 8GB DDR2 dual-channel memory, PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet controller and onboard Intel® GMA 300 graphics accelerator.

BL330-BR and BL330-B Features

  • RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10 Disk Configuration (BL330-BR Only)
  • Up to 8GB 800, 1067, and 1333 MHz Dual-Channel Memory
  • PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet LAN Controller
  • 6 Serial ATA Ports on BL330-BR (3Gb/s)
  • 4 Serial ATA Ports on BL330-B (3Gb/s)
  • 1 UltraDMA 100 IDE interface
  • 1 Floppy Disk Interface
  • 8 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 2 Serial Ports
  • 8-Line Digital I/O
  • 1 PCI Express x16 Slot
  • 1 PCI Express x4 Slot
  • 4 PCI Slots
  • 1 VGA Graphics Port (2048×1536 x24 @ 75Hz max.)
  • Onboard 5.1 Channel Audio (24bit @ 96 KHz max.)
  • S/PDIF Audio Output

Product Availability & Pricing
Evaluation units of the ITOX BL330-BR and BL330-B motherboards will be available May 2008 with production units available end of 2nd quarter 2008.

List Price: BL330-BR $380, BL330-B $360 (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 and SBCs 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® Embedded and Communications Alliance (IECA). IECA 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.