AMD has announced availability of the first development board specifically designed for the low-power AMD Geode NX processor family, featuring a Mini-ITX form factor and a specialized Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) chipset.
According to the company, the AMD Geode NX DB1500 development board and reference design was created to simplify product design processes with integrated hardware and software capabilities using high-performance, low-power Geode NX processors. Customers can use the AMD Geode NX DB1500 to develop small form factor devices including thin-client, point-of-sale, or single-board computers or other embedded applications, including entertainment and gaming systems, with outstanding x86 processor performance.
The turnkey development board and design solution from AMD combines a processor, chipset, memory and peripherals together on a single platform along with debugging features and software. Deployed in Microsoft Windows XP/XP Embedded, Windows CE.net and Linux operating system environments, and designed to be compatible with a vast array of x86 applications and solutions, the NX DB1500 development board suits the design demands of customers in a multitude of embedded environments.
Using the reference design kit and development platform offered by AMD, design engineers save time during the design and test process, allowing for more resources to be focused on feature and design enhancements.
The AMD Geode NX DB1500 also provides integrated graphics controller, VGA and TFT outputs, and compatibility with both legacy and current PC I/O specifications.
The board supports DIMM memory with DDR DRAM module of up to 1GB. It comes with one PCI 2.2 Expansion slot, USB 2.0 Ports, IDE Port, Serial ATA Ports, CRT Connector, 10/100 Ethernet Port, TFT Connector (optional display kit available). In addition to this it provides AC '97 Audio CODEC stereo, 6-channel audio support, S/PDIF Audio output and IRDA.