WIN Enterprises Introduces MB-73170 Mini ITX Motherboard

WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and network platforms for OEMs, announces the MB-73170 Mini ITX motherboard. Powered by the Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo processor, the MB-73170 was designed for applications requiring high-performance in a small form factor such as POS, mobile kiosks, factory automation, gaming machines, multimedia, and digital signage.

WIN MB-73170  Mini ITX Motherboard with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and 2GbE LANAn Intel® Socket 479 Core[TM] 2 Duo processor is supported by the Intel 965GME and ICH8M express chipsets. The Intel® 965GME mobile chipset (GMA X3100) supports dual independent display such CRT + LVDS, CRT+DVI. Through an Intel® 82573L Ethernet controller, the board supports two GbE LAN ports and the IEEE 802.3u standard for network connectivity. The onboard ICH8M chipset supports HD audio with mic in, line in and line out. Two DIMM sockets support up to 4GB of DDR2 system memory (533/667 MHz). For those requiring additional multimedia support, expansion is available through one PCI slot, one Mini PCI slot and a CompactFlash socket. Two Serial ATA interfaces provide up to a 150 MB/sec transfer rate.

The board features six USB 2.0 ports, six COM ports. MB-73170 equipped with an on-board TPM 1.2 chip to provide a runtime mechanism for encryption support during transaction, communication, and signature phases. TPM 1.2 assists in verification of user authentication and authorization.


  • Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo processor with 533/800MHz FSB
  • Small form factor (17 x 17 cm)
  • Two DDRII DIMM up to 4GB memory
  • Two GbE PCI-E x 1 Ethernet
  • Six USB, six serial ports, two SATA, one VGA, one LVDS or two DVI (optional)

Software Support
The Intel 965 Chipset enables broad operating system support that includes Windows XP, XP Embedded, and Vista (this includes 64bit versions). Support is provided for these Linux versions: Fedora 9, Suse 11, Debian/Ubuntu, Gentoo and Redhat; as well as the Unix-like FreeBSD.

Cost and Availability
Evaluation units of the MB-73170 are available now. Cost without the processor in OEM quantities is $234. For additional product information contact

About WIN Enterprises, Inc.
WIN Enterprises is a product development company that designs and manufactures customized x86-based embedded systems, networking platform, controllers, and motherboards. Founded in 1991, WIN Enterprises has developed several reference designs for the world-leading leading microprocessor companies, as well as customized set-top boxes, rack-mounted appliances, and other electronic products for OEMs. WIN Enterprises facilities in the United States, Taiwan, China, and India enable cost-effective design, manufacturing, and fulfillment services for corporations around the world.