Extreme Rugged system features Core 2 Duo and GME965 chipset

ADLINK Technology announced availability of the industry’s first Extreme Rugged system based on the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and GME965 chipset. The Ampro by ADLINK RuffSystem 840 integrates dual-core processor, RAM, graphics, networking, and PCI Express expansion in an Extreme Rugged enclosure that operates from -40 to +75 degrees Celsius.

The RuffSystem 840 showcases the Intel Core2 Duo L7500 1.66GHz 45nm processor with support for 4MB of on-chip L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB (front side bus), and two SODIMM sockets for up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM. The board’s built-in graphics display subsystem utilizes Intel’s GMA950 with 224MB of 64-bit video RAM, and can drive CRTs, flat panels, and wide screen digital TVs at resolutions of up to 2048×1536 including 1920×1080 at 85Hz (HDTV) on CRTs. An onboard video encoder adds TV-out capabilities such as HDTV (420p, 720p, and 1080i), Component, and S-Video.

The highly-integrated RuffSystem 840 also packs a broad complement of I/O, including two gigabit Ethernet ports, eight USB 2.0 channels, DVI, VGA, Multiple LVDS, HD audio, 4 serial ports, 2 supporting RS232/422/485, parallel interface, and two SATA II and one UDMA EIDE interfaces. The system also provides flexible expansion via Compact Flash socket, PCI Express Mini Card and Mini-PCI slot.

The RuffSystem 840 and RuffSystem 800 are available with a full range of popular embedded and desktop operating systems including a full Linux distribution (derived from Ubuntu), Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE 6.0, and VxWorks 6.x.

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