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Advantech Releases AIMB-280 Mini-ITX Motherboard

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Advantech Releases AIMB-280 Mini-ITX Motherboard

Advantech has introduced a new industrial-grade, Mini-ITX motherboard supporting the latest Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium processors with LGA 1156 sockets.

The Intel 45nm Core i7 and Core i5 700 series processors are quad-core CPUs with integrated memory controllers. The 32nm Intel Core i5 600 and Core i3 series processors are dual core with integrated graphics and memory controllers, and Intel HD Graphics with DX10 support. AIMB-280 is capable of SATA RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10.

The AIMB-280 comes with one PCIe x16 expansion slot, two serial ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, and four Serial ATA II 300 MB/s connectors. AIMB-280 also comes with software RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 support, and dual PCI Express based Intel 82578DM and 82583V Gigabit Ethernet ports delivering up to 1000 Mbps of bandwidth.

With the graphics engine integrated into the processor, these two-chip solutions provide enhanced graphics performance compared with previous Intel platforms.

Advantech provides drivers and APIs for different operating systems including GPIO, SMBus, watchdog timer, hardware monitor, panel backlight on/off, and brightness control. Supported operating systems include Windows 7, Windows XP, XP Embedded, Windows CE, and Linux.

For more information, visit Advantech.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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