ITOX Rolls Out BL100-N Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Q35 Express

ITOX, a leading provider of embedded x86 products, announced the introduction of a new Mini-ITX motherboard utilizing the Intel® Q35 Express chipset and ICH9 I/O controller hub. The BL100-N Mini-ITX board addresses the key requirements of embedded computing designs – Cost, Revision-Stability and Long-Term Availability. The LGA 775 socket accepts lower-cost desktop processors, including Intel® Celeron® 400 series processors, Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo Intel® processors, Core[tm]2 Quad processors and 45nm technology processors. It also supports Intel® Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EMT64T) and Enhanced Intel® Speedstep Technology (EIST), required by high-performance and low-power applications.

ITOX BL100-N Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Q35 Express ChipsetIn addition, the chipset on The BL100-N incorporates an updated Graphics Memory Controller Hub (GMCH), providing higher-performance at lower-power. With a 13 watt thermal design power (TDP), the Q35 Express chipset provides a 50 percent power savings over the Intel® Q965 Express chipset. Using a standard 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket, the BL-100-N supports cost-effective 667MHz or 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM modules with a maximum of 2GB capacity.

The onboard graphic features of the BL100-N include the integrated Intel® GMA3100 graphics engine with up to 384MB of memory. A VGA graphics port provides up to 2048×1536 at 75 Hz resolution, supporting applications such as medical imaging, security & surveillance, and digital signage. The onboard LVDS DFP interface provides dual-display capability for LCD panels with up to UXGA (1600×1200) resolution (18-bit or 24-bit). Six-channel 5.1 audio support is provided using a Realtek ALC662 High Definition audio CODEC with 24-bit audio output.

Other significant BL100-N features include 4 SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces, providing transfer speeds up to 3Gb/s. Additional performance increases are realized through the incorporation of Intel® Quiet System technology, which regulate system and processor fan speeds for increased noise reduction, and Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d) and improved I/O virtualization system reliability and security.

BL100-N Features

  • Up to 2GB DDR2 667MHz or 800MHz Memory
  • 1333/1066/800Mhz Front-Side Bus Support
  • Intel® Fast memory Access
  • One PCI slot
  • Dual Gigabit LAN Ports
  • 6 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 4 Serial COM Ports
  • 1 PCI Slot
  • VGA Graphics Port (2048×1536@75Hz)
  • LVDS DFP Interface (1600×1200 18/24bit)
  • Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio Support

Product Availability & Pricing
Evaluation units of the ITOX BL100-N motherboard are available now with production units available end of Q3 2008.

List Price: BL100-N $370 (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. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/ica. For more information, contact ITOX at sales@itox.com or call 888-200-4869 (732-390-2815 Outside USA) Ext. 6712.