Atom processor powers Pico-ITX SBC

Published Sep 18, 2008 — 7150 views

Taiwan-based Axiomtek has released a tiny single-board computer (SBC) based on a 1.1GHz Intel Atom processor. The Pico820 SBC is implemented on a Pico-ITX form-factor and targets space-constrained embedded and mobile applications.

Interestingly, the Pico-ITX SBC form-factor was pioneered by Intel-competitor Via Technologies, long before Intel debuted its 45nm ultra-low-power Atom processor family. However, Intel’s recently introduced Atom processors appear to be penetrating the small-form-factor embedded SBC space previously dominated by Via’s C7 and AMD’s Geode processors.



Axiomtek’s Pico-ITX form-factor Pico820 SBC
(Click each image for a larger, annotated version)

Key features of the Pico820 SBC, as listed by Axiom include:

  • Processor — ULV Intel Atom Z500 series
  • Chipset — Intel US15W System Controller Hub
  • Graphics — supports CRTs and LVDS LCDs
  • Memory — 200-pin SODIMM; supports up to 1GB DRAM
  • 1x SATA
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • 1x PS2
  • 2x serial ports
  • HD audio in/out
  • Expansion — SDIO; CompactFlash Type II
  • Size — 100 x 72 mm
  • Power — 5V-only

For more information, visit Axiomtek’s website.



One response to “Atom processor powers Pico-ITX SBC”

  1. Jay says:

    It’s only available to OEM’s through AVNET at least for the next three months or so according to Axiomtek.