In designing its PCM-9361 SBC, we faced the challenge of delivering a high-performance Intel® architecture platform and a rich set of peripherals, including support for CRT and LVDS/TTL video displays, Ethernet, audio, RS-232/422/485 ports, a printer port, USB, Serial ATA and Compact Flash. Advantech’s goal was to implement all of this functionality in its compact 3.5-inch Biscuit board, while keeping power consumption low enough for a fanless design.

 

Advantech selected the Intel Atom processor N270 because of its ability to provide optimal performance per watt in a compact form factor, avoiding the need for fanbased cooling. This processor is available as part of a validated platform with the mobile Intel 945GSE Express chipset, which enables the Advantech PCM-9361 SBC to support a rich feature set that meets all of our interface requirements, without the need for additional components or the cost of an add-on module.

 

The solution for performance and features in a small fanless design- find out more at http://www.advantech.com/EPLATFORM/whitepaper.aspx?doc_id={9631AC73-0AB5-4B74-9C3D-296C0FD8728