American Portwell Rolls Out ROBO-8921VG2R System Host Board

American Portwell Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and a member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, has launched its new ROBO-8921VG2R in response to market demand for a system host board (SHB) server-class solution with high-end workstation graphic card support. The ROBO-8921VG2R offers a flexible 1333/1066 MHz selection of dual Intel Dual/Quad Core Xeon LV processor-based PICMG 1.3 SHB with an LGA 771 package, Intel 5100 and ICH9R chipset, DDR2 ECC SDRAM, VGA and dual-gigabit Ethernet.

Available now, Portwell’s new ROBO-8921VG2R offers rich and powerful I/O expansion including dual PCI-E x8 (or single PCI-E x16), one PCI-E x4 and PCI. Up to 32 GB TECC registered memory assures computer reliability and aids the data swapping process. Dual PCI-E x4-based Gigabit Ethernet supports IPv4, IPv6 offloading, and VLAN and Wake-on-LAN functions. A high-performance XGI Z11 graphic engine provides solid 2D for the server-grade applications, while the flexible design of the dual PCI-E x8 card could be aggregated as one PCI-E x16 for graphic card support. An onboard RAID controller supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. The ROBO-8921VG2R system host board is the ideal solution for applications that need high computing power, such as medical imaging equipment, communication equipment, networking and industrial automation.

Server-class computing performance
“What makes our ROBO-8921VG2R system host board unique,” says Jack Lam, American Portwell Technology’s senior product marketing manager, “is that it provides flexible support on PCI-E x16 and PCI-E x8 from its server board architecture, which in turn, increases support for both graphic-centric and I/O-centric PICMG 1.3 backplanes. In essence, it provides server-class computing performance powered by up to eight processor execution cores. What’s more,” he adds, “each processor has its own independent system bus to reduce data bottlenecks while maximizing processing throughput.”

Flexible high-end graphics performance
According to Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director, “the new ROBO-8921VG2R system host board, not only satisfies the applications that need workstation-grade graphics solutions with its on board graphics engine, but also can boost to greater graphics performance with its PCI-E x16 bus to an external high-end graphic card. So the ROBO-8921VG2R provides more than enough flexibility to meet user’s graphics needs.”

About American Portwell Technology
American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Embedded Computing market and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey, and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899.