ITOX Mini-ITX Supports Quad-Core Intel® CoreTM i7 Processor

Taipei, Taiwan Mar. 24, 2010 – ITOX, a leading provider of embedded x86 products and the United States affiliate of DFI-ACP, today launches a new Mini-ITX form factor motherboard, CP100-NRM, offering higher processing performance, superior graphics display support, and evolutionary memory system and I/O interface improvements. This next-generation embedded board utilizes the latest two-chip platform using the Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset supporting Intel® CoreTM i7-620M, Intel® CoreTM i5-520M, Intel® Celeron® P4500 processors that combine performance with power efficiency.

These new 64-bit multi-core processors use 32-nanometer process technology and integrate the memory controller and graphics core on a separate die in the processor package, eliminating the need for both a Northbridge and Southbridge interface chip used in previous platforms. This creates a tightly coupled system architecture, providing higher performance and lower power than previous three-chip platform solutions. Developers can utilize one board design and scale their product line using a wide performance-range of supported Socket 988 processors.

In addition, some of these new platforms include Intel® Hyper-Threading and Intel® Turbo Boost technologies, enabling each processor core to handle two instruction threads and increase performance by more than 50% when all cores are not fully utilized. This provides a significant increase in performance for both multi-core and non-multi-core optimized application programs. An enhanced three-level cache subsystem utilizes a first level instruction cache (FLC) and mid level cache (MLC) on a per-core basis, with a large last level shared cache with controls to minimize snoop activity. The combination of Intel® Hyper-Threading, Intel® Turbo Boost, and the new three-level cache subsystem insures higher performance at reduced power consumption across a broad-spectrum of embedded processing applications.

Support is provided for up to 8GB of DDR3 800/1066 MHz dual-channel system memory, dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN controllers, and Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT 6.0) with KVM (keyboard-Video-Mouse) redirection allowing wired remote system management. For applications requiring high-security an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) is available as an option.

Additional features include Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD supporting high-definition 2D, 3D and video graphics using VGA, DVI and 24-bit LVDS interfaces providing dual-independent display capability for intensive multimedia application, four Serial ATA ports with speed up to 3Gb/s, RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 drive support, eight USB 2.0/1.1 ports, four Serial COM ports, and two channel analog audio support with High-Definition digital audio S/PDIF input/output interface. This embedded Mini-ITX motherboard provides expansion using 1 PCI Express x1 slot, and 1 PCI slot.

The long-life, revision-stable ITOX CP100-NRM Mini-ITX platform is Intel® vProTM Technology Ready for embedded applications such as gaming, security, industrial control automation, digital signage, medical equipment, and KIOSK.

CP100-NRM Features:

  • Mini-ITX form factor
  • Supports Intel® Core™ i7-620M, Intel® Core™ i5-520M, and Intel® Celeron® P4500 processors
  • Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset (PCH)
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 800/1066 MHz dual-channel memory
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN Controllers
  • Intel® AMT 6.0 fully supported
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) option
  • Integrated Intel® HD graphics engine
  • 1 DVI display port
  • 1 VGA display port
  • 1 24-bit LVDS display interface
  • 1 PCI Express x 1 slot (Rev. 2.0)
  • 1 PCI slot (Rev. 2.3)
  • 8 USB ports
  • 4 Serial COM ports

All product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Product Availability

Samples of the ITOX CP100-NRM Mini-ITX motherboard are available now.

For ordering information and OEM volume pricing, please contact ITOX at sales@itox.com or call 888-200-4869 (732-390-2815 Outside USA).

About ITOX Applied Computing

Headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey, ITOX Applied Computing (www.itox.com) is the United States affiliate of ITOX-ACP. Founded in 1987, the company is recognized nationwide as a leading supplier of x86 embedded motherboards and SBCs for use in light industrial and special OEM environments including voice messaging, medical electronics, industrial control, security & surveillance, telecommunications, ATM/POS, digital signage, gaming and kiosk systems.  

As an independent ISO 9001:2000 registered firm, ITOX provides and supports both standard and custom-designed products ranging from ATX through Mini-ITX motherboards, small form factor SBCs, and COM modules. ITOX is committed to supporting customer requirements and continues to provide motherboards incorporating legacy ISA slots, along with PCI, PCI-X and PCI Express bus support.

ITOX Applied Computing
8 Elkins Road
East Brunswick, NJ 07753