July 9, 2008

Ampro Introduces High Performance Dual Core EPIC Single Board Computer

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampro Computers Inc., an ADLINK Technology company, today 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.

Featuring a 1.66GHz Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo L2400 processor or 1.07GHz ULV Celeron(R), 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 2048x1536. 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(R) 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 -20 degree to +70 degree Celsius operating temperature range.

The ReadyBoard 820 features integrated 3D graphics with support for Intel(R) 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(R) 2.6-based distribution (derived from Ubuntu packages), Windows(R) Embedded CE 6.0 and Windows XP Embedded.


Shipments of the ReadyBoard 830 will commence within 45 days. Prices start in the mid-$600's for production quantities. For further information visit http://www.ampro.com/Products/ReadyBoard/ReadyBoard_830/index.htm. For a product photo visit http://www.ampro.com/assets/images/RB830.jpg.

The ReadyBoard 820 is available in production now. Prices start around the $400's for production quantities. For further information visit http://www.ampro.com/Products/ReadyBoard/readyboard_820/index.htm. For a product photo visit http://www.ampro.com/assets/images/RB820.jpg.

   For additional information, please visit http://www.ampro.com/.    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.

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CONTACT: Victoria Kostka of Ampro Computers Inc., +1-408-360-4324,[email protected]

Web site: http://www.ampro.com/