News Release - PC/104 family, Small-Form

XTX 820 Brings ETX to the Future
Ampro’s XTX 820 Computer-On-Module (COM)
allows OEM to access the latest processor chipset
technology without a complete redesign of their ETX
baseboard. We understand how much OEMs have
invested in custom baseboards, consequently
Ampro will help to make XTX an industry standard
in order to provide the cleanest path forward for
OEMs to adopt new processors and chipsets.
Although the ETX standard does not accommodate
new high-speed serial technologies such as Serial
ATA and PCI Express, the new XTX standard
provides an extension to ETX by replacing the ISA
bus signals with four PCI Express lanes, two Serial
ATA ports, two additional USB ports, and the Low
Pin Count (LPC) bus. The LPC bus has already
replaced the ISA bus in desktop and notebook PCs
and chipsets. Access to both the PCI bus and the
LPC bus at the XTX baseboard interface gives OEMs
two options for generating the ISA bus if it’s
needed: Through a PCI-to-ISA bridge or an LPC-toISA bridge on the baseboard. Unlike other COM
architectures, XTX retains support for legacy
peripherals such as serial ports, parallel port, floppy
drive, Parallel ATA (IDE), and PS/2 keyboard and
mouse.
XTX uses the same four baseboard connectors as
ETX, in the same locations, and the module holes
and dimensions are identical for seamless migration
from a mechanical standpoint. Electrically, only the
signals on one connector X2 are different (ISA bus).
For OEMs not using ISA, the XTX 820 plugs directly
into existing ETX baseboards, allowing easy access
to the latest chipset technology, graphics, and
processors plus a “bridge to the future” so that
baseboards can take advantage of PCI Express and
Serial ATA when it’s convenient for each OEM.
Other new module standards use completely
different connectors, signals, locations, and board
sizes, which causes a substantial baseboard design
immediately, even when PCI Express is not needed
in the short term.
Featuring performance up to 1.8 Gigahertz
Pentium® M, the XTX 820 COM retains legacy
peripherals while offering the latest high-speed
interconnect and storage technologies. The XTX 820
COM offers the next generation Intel 915GM chipset
along with a choice of 1.0GHz, 1.4GHz, or 1.8GHz
Intel processors, DDR2 400 RAM to 1GB, (6) USB
2.0 ports, both EIDE and Serial ATA interfaces,
10/100 Ethernet, PCI expansion, and RoHS
compliance. XTX modules plug into a baseboard to
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allow customization of board size and shape, I/O
circuitry, connector locations, and easy migration to
higher performance modules in the future.
The XTX 820 QuickStart Kits include drivers and
Board Support Packages (BSPs) for Windows® XP,
Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE 5.0,
VxWorks®, and QNX® operating systems, and a full
Linux® 2.6 distribution (Fedora™ Core 3).
The XTX 820 is also designed with full ACPI 2.0
support, including S3 suspend-to-RAM. AMI BIOS
provides full support for wake-up devices, including
LAN, keyboard, mouse, power button, and PCI or
SMBus activity. Below are the details for the ACPI
functions supported by XTX 820.
Power and Sleep States
The following information only applies if an ATX
power supply is connected to the XTX baseboard
where the XTX 820 is installed. If a non-ATX power
supply is used, then the XTX 820 is only controlled
by the Power-On/Off switch on the power supply
and the various sleep states are not available. The
ACPI sleep states are OS dependent and not
available if your OS does not support power
management based on the ACPI standard.
Power-On Switch
The Power-On switch, on or connected to the XTX
Baseboard, turns the XTX 820 and its attached
power supply to a fully On condition, if you are
using an ATX power supply and an OS that supports
sleep states. If the operating system (OS) supports
sleep states, the OS will turn off the XTX 820 and
its power supply during the OS shut down process.
Typically, the Power-On switch will also transition
the XTX 820, the XTX baseboard, and its power
supply between a fully powered on state and the
various sleep states, including a fully powered off
state. If the OS does not support sleep states, then
the Power-On switch only turns power, On or Off, to
the XTX 820 and its baseboard.
Typically, an OS that supports ACPI, also allows the
Power-On switch to be configured through a user
interface. The Power-On switch for the XTX 820
must be provided on, or connected to the
baseboard.
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Sleep States (ACPI)
Power-On switch for less than 4 seconds
(default) will restore full operation.
The XTX 820 supports the ACPI (Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface) standard, which
is a key component of certain Operating Systems’
(OS’s) power management. The supported features
(sleep states) listed here are only available when an
ACPI-compliant OS is used for the XTX 820, such as
Windows 2000/XP. The term “sleep” state refers to
a low wake latency (reduced power consumption)
state, which can be re-started (awakened) restoring
full operation to the XTX 820.
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3rd state is a suspend-to-RAM state (S3).
– In this state there are no internal operations
taking place, except for the internal RTC
(real time clock) and the contents of RAM.
This includes no activity for the CPU, CDROM, or hard disk drives. The XTX 820
appears to be off including the Power-On
LED.
– Normally, to enter this sleep state, the XTX
820 must be fully powered on (S0) and the
OS transitions the XTX 820 into this
suspend-to-RAM (S3) state under user
control.
In these various sleep states, the computer appears
to be off, indicated by such things as no display on
the attached monitor and no activity for the
connected CD-ROM or hard drives. Normally, when
a computer detects certain activity (i.e. power
switch, mouse, keyboard, serial port, or certain
types of LAN activity), it returns to a fully
operational state.
The XTX 820 supports at least five ACPI power
states, depending on the operating system used
and its ability to manage sleep states. Typically,
the Power-On switch is used to wake up from a
sleep state, or transition from one state to another,
but this is dependent on the operating system.
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– To exit this sleep state a wake up event,
such as the Power-On switch, is used to
wake up the XTX 820 and restore full
operation, including the Power-On LED.
Typically, pressing the Power-On switch for
less than 4 seconds (default) will restore full
operation.
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4th state is a hibernate or suspend-to-disk
state (S4).
– In this state there are no internal operations
taking place, except for the internal RTC.
This includes no activity for the RAM, CPU,
CD-ROM, or hard disk drives. The XTX 820
appears to be off, including the Power-On
LED. Your system will take longer to wakeup in this sleep state, however, since your
data is saved to the disk, it is more secure
and should not be lost in the event of a
power failure.
1st state is normal Power On (S0).
– To go to a fully powered on state, the XTX
820 must either be powered Off (S5), or in a
sleep state (S1 or S4), and then the PowerOn switch is pressed for less than 4 seconds
(default).
– The XTX 820 can transition from this state
– To enter a hibernate or suspend-to-disk
(S0) to the various states described below,
depending on the power management
capability of the OS and how it is
programmed.
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state, the XTX 820 must be fully powered on
and the OS transitions the XTX 820 into this
sleep state (S4) under user control.
– To exit this sleep state a wake up even, such
2nd state is a standby state (S1).
as the Power-On switch, is used to wake up
the XTX 820 and restore full operation,
including the Power-On LED. Typically,
pressing the Power-On switch for less than 4
seconds (default) will restore full operation.
– In this state there are no internal operations
taking place, except for the internal RTC
(real time clock) and the contents of RAM.
This includes no activity for the CPU, CDROM, or hard disk drives. The XTX 820
appears to be off including the Power-On
LED.
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5th state is the normal power Off or shutdown
(S5).
– All activity stops except the internal clock,
– Normally, to enter this sleep state, the XTX
820 must be fully powered on (S0) and the
OS transitions the XTX 820 into this standby
state (S1) under user control.
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To exit this sleep state a wake up event, such
as the Power-On switch, is used to wake up the
XTX 820 and restore full operation, including
the Power-On LED. Typically, pressing the
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unless the power cord is removed from the
power source.
– To go to a fully powered down state, the XTX
820 must either be powered On, or in a
sleep state, and then the Power-On switch is
pressed for more than 4-to-6 seconds.
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– To go to a fully powered up state, press the
– Supports IDE native and ATA compatibility
Power-On switch for less than 4 seconds
(default) and full operation is restored.
modes
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The OS may provide additional programming
features to change the activation time for each
state, and to shutdown or transition the XTX 820 at
certain times, depending on the way the OS
interface is programmed. Refer to the OS vender’s
documentation for power management under the
ACPI standard.
Floppy Disk Interface
– Shares output connector with Parallel port
– Supports one standard (34-pin) floppy drive
– Supports all standard PC/AT formats: 360KB,
1.2MB, 720KB, 1.44MB
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Serial Ports
– Provides two buffered TTL serial ports with
Below is the complete list of XTX 820 supported
features.
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full handshaking (transceiver on baseboard)
– Provides 16550-equivalent controllers, each
CPU features
with a built-in 16-byte FIFO buffer
– Intel Celeron M 373 1.0 GHz with 512 kbytes
– Supports full modem capability
L2 cache
– Intel Pentium M 738 1.4 GHz with 2 Mbytes
– Supports programmable word length, stop
– Intel Pentium M 745 1.8 GHz with 2 Mbytes
– Supports 16-bit programmable baud-rate
bits, and parity
L2 cache
generator and a interrupt generator.
L2 cache
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– All three CPUs use 400 MHz front side bus
Infrared Interface
– Supports a single IrDA 1.1 port
(FSB)
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Memory
– Supports HPSIR and ASKIR infrared modes
– Single standard 200-pin DDR2 SODIMM
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socket
Parallel Port
– Shares output connector with Floppy
– Supports +1.8V RAM up to 1 GB
controller
– Supports PC2 3200 DDR2 400 (400 Mbps)
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– Supports standard printer port
Power Management
– Supports IEEE standard 1284 protocols of
EPP and ECP outputs
– Supports ACPI 2.0 with S3 (Suspend to RAM)
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– Bi-directional data lines
PCI Bus
– Supports 16 byte FIFO for ECP mode.
– PCI 2.2 compliant
– PCI Bus speed at 33 MHz
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USB Ports
– Supports three root USB hubs
PCI Express
– Supports 4 x 1 PCI Express Lanes
– Supports six USB ports
– Supports PCI Express edge card or
– Supports USB v2.0 (EHCI) and legacy v1.1
ExpressCards on custom baseboard
– Supports PCI Express specification v1.0a
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– Supports over-current fuses on board
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Keyboard/Mouse Interface
LPC Bus
– Supports PS/2 keyboard
– Provides the equivalent ISA signals with a
lower pin count (LPC)
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IDE/ATA Interfaces
– Supports PS/2 mouse
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Audio interface
– Supports AC’97 standard
– Supports two Serial ATA interfaces
– AC’97 HDA (High Definition Audio) CODEC on
– Supports one EIDE channel (UDMA 66/100)
board
– Supports ATAPI and DVD peripherals
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– Supports audio amplifier on baseboard
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– Support CRT resolutions up to 2048x1536 @
Ethernet Interface
70Hz (QXGA)
– Supports one Ethernet port
– Supports Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
– I/O Hub (Southbridge) provides MAC
900
Ethernet Controller
– Supports max 224 MB DVMT 3.0 (Dynamic
– Intel 82562GZ provides the PHY Ethernet
Video Memory Technology)
interface
– Supports Dual independent display
– Requires magnetics and RJ45 connector on
– Supports 2x 112 MHz LVDS transmitter
baseboard
– Supports IEEE 802.3 10BaseT/100BaseTX
– Supports TV Out to the baseboard
compatible physical layer
– Supports Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex
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Miscellaneous
mode, and flow control
– Provides Real-time clock (RTC) supported by
external battery on baseboard
– Supports full duplex or half-duplex mode
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Full-duplex mode supports transmit and receive
frames simultaneously
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Supports IEEE 802.3x Flow control in full duplex
mode
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Half-duplex mode supports enhance proprietary
collision reduction mode
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Video Interfaces (CRT/LVDS/TV Out)
– Supports Remote Access (Serial Console or
Console Redirection)
– Supports Watchdog timer
– Supports Customizable splash screen
About Ampro Computers, Inc.
Ampro Computers, Inc. is the leading global provider of modular embedded computing solutions for OEM
applications. Ampro’s mission is to provide time saving solutions for embedded systems designers that
accelerate the product deployment process. Ampro pioneered the embedded PC industry creating the popular
pC/104 and EBX standards, and recently co-invented the new EPIC standard. The EnCore and ETX families are
rugged Computers-ON-Modules (COMs) products which enable designers to obtain all the benefits of an off-theshelf CPU solution while maintaining the flexibility of a full custom design. In addition to EnCore and ETX,
Ampro offers PC/104-compatible CoreModule CPUs and MiniModule expansion products, EBX form factor
LittleBoard single-board computers (SBCs), EPIC form factor ReadyBoard SBCs, and Mini-ITX form factor
MightyBoard SBCs. For more information about Ampro visit www.Ampro.com.
5215 Hellyer Ave., Ste. 110, San Jose, CA 95138
For more information call 408.360.0200 fax 408.360.0222
sales@ampro.com or visit www.ampro.com
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