WIN Enterprises Announces AMD Opteron™ Processor-based PICMG 1.3 SHB Express
Dual-core, form factor System Host Board (SHB) provides fast I/O for demanding applications while protecting legacy software investments
NORTH ANDOVER, MA, --
WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and platforms for OEMs, announces a full-size PICMG 1.3 form-factor design powered by the AMD Opteron™ processor that enables both 32- and 64-bit computing, protecting legacy software investments as organizations upgrade to true 64-bit applications at their own pace.
The MB-06049 features passive backplane systems design with plug-in high performance for some of the most demanding environments, including industrial automation, military, medical and telecom. WIN’s MB-06049 PICMG 1.3 SHB also features the NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 chipset.
A HyperTransport™ interconnect system provides leading-edge I/O by enabling the additional integration of one or two dual-core processors on stackable boards. A 20-lane PCI Express slot is also featured.
- Supports full range of AMD Opteron processors, low to high power (30/55/95 W)
- Single or dual-core cpu
- Leading-edge, stackable HyperTransport interconnect system enables quad-core designs
- NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 chipset designed for AMD Opteron
- 2 memory slots with up to 8GB; 2 additional slots with an optional cpu adapter card yields total of 16 GB memory
- Standard IDE interface
- 4X SATA with RAID, 1gbE, and four USB 2.0
- Supports Linux Debian 64 and Windows XP 32- and 64-bit operating systems
“Providing a high performance, easily upgradeable design based on the AMD Opteron processor enables WIN to fulfill the mission of PICMG 1.3,” said Bill Cronin, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of WIN Enterprises. “The idea is to limit the risk to the end-user organization. By supporting 32- and 64-bit applications at the same time, the WIN MB-06049 helps further this mission.”
“WIN is taking an enterprise-class approach to providing their customers in high-end embedded markets with a standardized board and then taking it a step further with leading-edge AMD64 technology,” said David Rich, director of 64-bit embedded markets at AMD. “By adhering to the standards of PICMG 1.3 and also incorporating the future-proof capabilities of AMD64, WIN’s customers are poised to take advantage of multiple industry standards in their embedded systems. Simple upgrades to multi-core and wide-ranging operating system and application support can broaden the market for their designs.”
Pricing and Availability
Evaluation products are available now with production volumes in January 2006. Typical prices are:
Dual processor SHB $ 1,200
Single processor SHB $ 1,000
About WIN Enterprises, Inc.
WIN Enterprises is a product development company that designs and manufactures customized x86-based embedded systems and embedded controllers / motherboards.
Founded in 1991, WIN Enterprises has developed several reference designs for leading microprocessor companies, as well as customized set-top boxes, rack-mounted appliances, and other electronic products for OEMs.
WIN Enterprises has facilities in the United States, Taiwan, China, Italy, and India – which enables cost-effective design, manufacturing, and fulfillment services for corporations around the world.