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.
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.