IBASE ECX Form Factor-Based Product


IBASE Technology Inc. is an Affiliate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance. IBASE was set up by a group of experienced engineers who revolve around the IPC arena and talented marketing and management staff sharing the same ideals and goals. The IBASE's R&D team is composed hardware and software engineers, 30% with over 10 years and 60% with between 5 to 10 years of experience in their respective fields. IBASE, an ISO9001 certified company, also specializes in OEM/ODM services tailoring products to customers' requirements. Current product offerings from IBASE include various single board computers, Mini-ITX, industrial motherboards, ETX CPU modules, CompactPCI processor boards, network security appliances and digital surveillance systems.

IBASE ECX Factor-Based Product
Measuring 105mm x 146mm, the ECX800 is an Intel® processor- basedECX Form Factor single board computer utilizing the Mobile Intel® 945GM Express chipset that offers a 75 percent space reduction over micro-ATX counterparts. The ECX800 supports Intel® CoreT? Duo processors with speeds up to 2.33GHz and up to 2GB of DDR2 memory and is suitable for car PCs, POS (Point-of-Sales) terminals, kiosks, medical and embedded applications that require fanless thermal solutions.

ECX800 Features:
  • Fanless Mobile Intel® 945GM Express chipset-based ECX Form Factor platform
  • Supports Intel® CoreT Duo processors
  • Integrated VGA supporting CRT and TV out interface
  • One DDR2 SODIMM socket for 2GB memory
  • Gigabit LAN, SATA, USB 2.0, Digital I/O, CF socket
ECX800 Product Application and Win Points

In-Car Application
The in-car application is designed with various car PC functions and is suitable for car resellers that offer media centers. Conventionally, the control box will be fitted into the front control panel with a height of in 1 DIN or 2 DIN, depending on the customer design. With this mobile media center, the car driver can easily configure and control all conditions before starting. Some of these functions are explained below.
  1. Radio: AM /FM: Normal function, turn on /off to listen to the radio.
  2. Media CD platform box and control box: Replace the CD control box function and consolidate into the ECX control box through I/O interface.
  3. GPS function with map directions / FTF discussion with the service center: GPS navigator system will not be for 'read only', but communication with the service center is made possible through mobile phone and camera.
  4. Car condition check before starting and easy maintenance: Connection with car computer allows easy and instant configuration of the car condition.
  5. TV signal reception
  6. Friendly interface for user / speech recognition: This is the most important part of the system-to recognize and identify the user. It also can record and transmit audio and video to the service center, in case of robbery, fire, etc.
  7. Mobile phone integration: There is no need to put the SIM card into the car control box in order to make a local/ international call. Just slide the mobile phone into the designed slot.
  8. Camera recording with speed recognition: The camera can be turned on for continuous recording. It can be controlled either by the media service center or the driver. A total of six cameras can be installed- two inside and four outside. The service center can initialize the cameras for real-time monitoring and communication with the driver.
Win Points:
  1. ECX Form Factor enables a 75 percent space reduction compared to a micro-ATX board.
  2. This board measures 105 mm x 146 mm and provides rich generic I/O and interface.
    • Dedicated to core platform components including embedded Intel® Architecture processors.
    • Principally dedicated to I/O connector interface.
    • Open region reserved for expansion pin-out and components also provides the flexibility needed to implement customer embedded designs.
  3. The challenge of creating natural convection thermal solution for the ECX form factor is to fit the solution in a highly constrained form factor platform.
The ECX800 can also be integrated in system designs in medical applications that feature LCD panel control capability, rich I/O expansion flexibility, low voltage module compatibility and easy maintenance. For additional product information, please visit our website at www.ibase.com.tw.

Contact Information

IBASE Technology Inc.
11F, No. 3-1, Yuan Qu St.
Nankang, Taipei
Taiwan, R.O.C.
(Nankang Software Park)