Ampro Computers Rolls Out ReadyBoard 830 EPIC Single Board Computer

Ampro Computers Inc., an ADLINK Technology company, announced availability of the ReadyBoard[tm] 830 single board computer based on Intel’s dual core processors and GME945 chipset. The ReadyBoard 830 integrates a single- or dual-core processor, RAM, graphics, networking and robust I/O in a small form factor suitable for applications that require high performance like gaming, digital signage, video surveillance, and medical imaging applications.

Ampro ReadyBoard 830 Dual Core EPIC Single Board ComputerFeaturing a 1.66GHz Intel® Core[tm] Duo L2400 processor or 1.07GHz ULV Celeron®, two SODIMM sockets for up to 4GB of 533MHz DDR2 RAM, Intel GMA950 built-in graphics display, the ReadyBoard 830 can support CRTs, flat panels and wide screen digital TVs at resolutions of up to 2048×1536. An onboard video encoder adds TV-out capabilities such as HDTV (420p, 720p and 1080i), Component and S-Video.

“With its unique blend of high integration, performance, and reliability, Ampro’s ReadyBoard 830 meets our customer’s demanding requirements for full featured computing in a compact form factor,” Ampro’s General Manager, PJ Go said. “We expect this exciting new single board computer to enhance a wide range of embedded applications, such as industrial automation, multimedia kiosks, gaming, and medical devices.”

The highly-integrated ReadyBoard 830 also features a broad complement of I/O including: dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, six USB 2.0 channels, AC97/HD audio, two SATA and one UDMA EIDE interfaces, Compact Flash socket, four serial ports with two supporting RS-422/485 capability, eight general-purpose I/O (GPIO) pins, and a parallel port. Expansion capability includes a PCI Express Mini Card and a PCI-104 expansion bus. An optional MiniModule[tm] ISA card provides a PCI-to-ISA bridge for compatibility with hundreds of commercial PC/104 (ISA bus) I/O cards.

The 1.66GHz dual core processor uses less than 15W total power, while the 1.07GHz single processor uses less than 5.5W.

Also Available: Cost Effective, Rugged EPIC ReadyBoard 820
The ReadyBoard 830 compliments Ampro’s rugged, cost effective ReadyBoard 820 featuring Intel’s Pentium® M and Celeron M CPUs with the 915GM chipset. The ReadyBoard 820 offers high performance power efficient processing in a low cost EPIC single board computer that meets demanding environments with a -20º to +70ºC operating temperature range.

The ReadyBoard 820 features integrated 3D graphics with support for Intel® DVMT 3.0 (Dynamic Video Memory Technology), up to 2GB of 533MHz DDR2 memory, 10/100/1000 and 10/100 Ethernet ports, six USB 2.0 channels, an AC97 audio controller, two SATA and one UDMA EIDE storage interfaces, Compact Flash socket, four serial ports with two supporting RS-422/485 capability, eight general-purpose I/O (GPIO) pins, one parallel port, and a PCI-104 expansion bus.

Broad OS Support
Ampro supports the ReadyBoard 830 and ReadyBoard 820 with a full range of popular embedded and desktop operating systems, including a full Linux® 2.6-based distribution (derived from Ubuntu packages), Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 and Windows XP Embedded.

Availability
Shipments of the ReadyBoard 830 will commence within 45 days. Prices start in the mid-$600′s for production quantities. For further information visit the ReadyBoard 830 product page. The ReadyBoard 820 is available in production now. For further information visit the ReadyBoard 820 product page.

About Ampro Computers Inc.
Now celebrating its 25th year in business, Ampro is renowned as a pioneer in the “embedded PC” industry. Recently acquired by ADLINK Technology, Inc., Ampro originated the PC/104, PC/104-Plus, and EBX standards for stackable single-board computers (SBCs), co-created the popular EPIC SBC standard, and offers the industry’s first line of “extreme rugged” computer-on-module (COM) products in ETX and COM Express formats. In addition to SBCs and COMs, Ampro offers a wide range of industrial computer systems and Panel PCs and supports its board- and system-level products under Linux, Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, VxWorks, and QNX, among other OSes.