MSC Vertriebs Announces CXB-A945M COM Express Starter Kit

MSC Vertriebs GmbH offers an complete starter kit for the evaluation and development of its Intel® Atom[tm] processor based COM Express[tm] platform CXB-A945M. The ready-to-use starter kit contains the industrial platform MSC CX-MB-IP1 integrating the COM Express[tm] module CXB-A945M and a bootable Linux and drivers for the Windows® XP operating system. The development package is also available in conjunction with a 15 inch TFT display including a cable for the onboard LVDS interface and a backlight inverter. The mini-ITX reference platform (170 x 170mm) can be used as complete solution in small series to build functional systems immediately.

Intel Atom CXB-A945M COM Express Starter Kit - MSC VertriebsThe MSC CXB-A945M COM Express[tm] platform combines the advantages of the low-power Intel® Atom[tm] processor architecture with the I/O diversity and excellent graphics characteristics of the Intel® 82945GME/ICH7 chipset. Due to the low CPU power dissipation of only 2.5W, the powerful module is especially dedicated for fanless systems.

The industrial platform MSC CX-MB-IP1 for MSC COM Express[tm] modules in different performance classes offers a broad range of interfaces, which are particularly required in industrial applications. In addition to USB 2.0 ports, a second GBit LAN interface and two 9-pin D-Sub connectors for the serial communication are located on the platform. The bus interfaces can be extended by raiser cards on PCI and PCI Express x1. Furthermore, a miniPCI card holder is implemented on the board for integration of e.g. wireless LAN or Bluetooth extensions.

For the integration of a variety of different displays offered by MSC, the industrial platform MSC CX-MB-IP1 provides a VGA and DVI standard display interface, a JILI30 connector and a backlight connection for the control of the COM Express[tm] module. Appropriate display kits and cable sets are available from MSC.

Part of the comprehensive starter kits is a USB 2.0 stick containing a preinstalled bootable Ubuntu Linux system with drivers for the Intel® Atom[tm] platform. The driver support for the Windows® XP operating system is available on a CD.

MSC Vertriebs GmbH
MSC Vertriebs GmbH is a European-wide service company in the field of electronic components, board-level products, and customer specific development of industrial hardware. Founded in 1982, the MSC Vertriebs GmbH operates today as a pan-European distributor and manufacturer in a consolidated company with over 1600 employees. Products requiring intensive technical support, such as COM Express[tm] , ETX® components, EXM 32, Qseven[tm] and microcontrollers & tools, programmable logic & tools, ASICs, industrial motherboards, power and linear products, displays, optoelectronics, as well as memory modules are our specialty and make MSC one of the leading companies for high-tech solutions. MSC distinguishes itself distinctly from its competitors with its competent applications and development engineers, as well as its design capacity for hardware, ASICs, and BIOS. The regional location to its suppliers and the consistent approach toward new technologies guarantee a high level of competency for its customers.

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