March 31, 2009

ADLINK Revives Legacy EBX Market With Atom(TM)-Based LittleBoard(TM) 735 SBC

Intel's 'Navy Pier' platform combines with on-board ISA bridge and serial ports to extend the viability of the EBX form factor for 7-10 more years

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ADLINK Technology Inc., a leading global provider of trusted embedded products, announced the LittleBoard(TM) 735 EBX SBC based on the ultra low power Intel(R) Atom(TM) N270 processor at 1.6 GHz, code name "Diamondville". ADLINK combined the advanced low-power "Navy Pier" platform, Atom N270 with 945GSE chipset, with its Ampro by ADLINK(TM) Extreme Rugged(TM) design methodology to create a feature-rich upgrade path for previous end-of-life (EOL) products. With a lifecycle of 7 to 10 years due to Intel's commitment and reputation, the LittleBoard 735 breathes new life into the legacy EBX form factor market.

Besides the Navy Pier platform, the LittleBoard 735 supports legacy features including a PCI-to-ISA bridge for full PC/104-Plus expansion, four serial ports, IDE, CompactFlash socket, and embedded BIOS extensions. The LittleBoard 735 uses a thick PCB and is designed for to tolerate shock, vibration, humidity, and temperature extremes.

"In the current economic climate, the LittleBoard 735 is very budget-friendly, allowing EBX users to migrate easily their existing system designs, cabling, and PC/104-style I/O cards," explained Colin McCracken, product director for ADLINK's embedded computer division. "This product is the latest in a long line of field-proven Extreme Rugged products dating back to the first LittleBoard SBC in 1984. With on-board ISA bridge and DDMA BIOS extensions, the LittleBoard 735 reinforces ADLINK's lifecycle commitment to EBX customers by directly supporting PC/104 ISA cards without added bridge cards through the year 2015 and beyond."

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Price and Availability

The LittleBoard(R) 735 SBC is priced below $600 in OEM quantities and is sampling within 30 days.


ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged SBCs, COMs and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products.

SOURCE Ampro ADLINK Technology, Inc.