microATX motherboard for the Pentium

RadiSys has released the Endura LS855, a standard microATX motherboard that supports Intel’s new range of mobile Pentium M processors. With a form factor of 9.6 in x 9.6 in, the new motherboard sports three 32bit, 33MHz PCI slots and an ADD slot.

Based on the Intel 855 chipset, it supports mobile Pentium M processors at a bus speed of 400MHz via a 479-pin PGA ZIF socket and up to 2GB ECC DDR SDRAM.

An integrated video controller supports dual independent displays via a standard analog VGA interface and a 24-bit, single channel LVDS flat panel interface. Optionally, an ADD card can be used to provide a second LVDS output, DVI or TV-out display interface.

Integrated features include a single 10/100 Ethernet port (with build options for dual and Gigabit Ethernet), AC97 audio, a watchdog timer, system management and automatic fanspeed control.

Other interfaces include six USB 2.0 ports (four on the rear I/O panel and two via headers), two serial ports, a parallel port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports and a 13-bit GPIO port. On-board headers also provide connections for keyboard, mouse, USB and SMbus interfaces.

The board is now sampling with OEMs and will be available in production quantities in September 2003. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for unit quantities is $353. Discounts are available for OEM quantities.

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