Portwell Introduces NANO-8044 Nano-ITX Form Factor Embedded Board

American Portwell Technology, Inc., a member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance (Intel ECA), announces the new NANO-8044. This is first embedded board utilizing the Nano-ITX form factor that is based on the Intel Atom(tm) processor Z510/Z530 and the Intel System Controller Hub US15W. At a mere 120mm x 120mm (4.72 x 4.72), the compact NANO-8044 measures only 50 percent of the standard Mini-ITX. This new micro-architecture benefits a range of low-power systems and handheld mobile devices in applications such as Portable POS, Medical Healthcare, Mobile Kiosk, Mobile Gaming and Digital Signage. The new NANO-8044 can be seen at the Intel Developer Forum on August 19-21, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

The NANO-8044 is specifically designed to operate at a very low power consumption (less than 10 watts at full loading) and low heat, so it can be a truly fanless configuration and battery operated. It supports 1x gigabit Ethernet, audio, 6x USB and dual display by LVDS and SDVO connector.

“We realize that there are many small form factor boards in the market,” says Jam Lam, American Portwell Technology’s senior product marketing manager, “but we believe the new NANO-8044 stands out from the crowd. It is an off-the-shelf solution that can readily address today’s need for applications that require a much smaller board size than the existing Mini-ITX form factors and it provides a truly fanless configuration.”

The NANO-8044 supports one 200-pin SO-DIMM memory slot for DDR2 SDRAM up to 1GB and comes with one IDE, one Type II CompactFlash® socket, one SD card, dual independent display by VGA and 24-bit LVDS, one gigabit Ethernet and one PCI-E expansion slot.

“The Intel® Atom(tm) processor provides a fanless, compact solution that meets the requirements of the market segments Portwell serves,” said Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director. “We have taken advantage of this technology to furnish a product that reduces the size of the Mini-ITX by half. When you add in LVDS panel support and longevity support for seven years, the new NANO-8044 is the perfect solution for any embedded application with panel display.”

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 in-vehicle infotainment systems, 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, email info@portwell.com.