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March 27, 2006

From LiPPERT Embedded Computers, Inc.

LX800 storms towards EPIC platform

WebSite: http://www.lippert-at.com/index.php?hurricane

The Hurricane-LX800 marks LiPPERT's successful entry into the market for EPIC-formatted single board computers. It features the AMD Geode™ LX800@0.9W processor and has very low power consumption while delivering high computational performance. 
With the Hurricane-LX800, LiPPERT offers an EPIC board using AMD’s powerful yet efficient AMD Geode LX800@0.9W processor. This module integrates all peripherals needed to build an embedded PC on a small 115 mm x 165 mm (4.5” x 6.5”) printed circuit board. Using a CS5536 I/O companion and a Super I/O chip, all the standard peripherals are already on board. The system RAM can be as large as 1 GB, and graphics controllers with VGA, LVDS and TFT adapters are available. Ethernet, USB and serial ports make the Hurricane-LX800 a very versatile machine with good connectivity. 
“AMD believes that SBC designers don’t have to sacrifice performance to achieve low power in small form factor computing applications,” said Erik Salo, director of marketing for AMD’s Embedded Computing Solutions Division. “Lippert’s Hurricane-LX800 is an ideal example of a versatile, industry-standard EPIC board powered by the AMD Geode LX processor.” 
The Hurricane-LX800 uses only a mere 5.3 watts and can operate in the extended temperature range of –40°…+85°C without additional cooling. It is supplied with 5V only and does ACPI and PCI power management.  
Trouble-free expansion is possible with the PC/104 and PC/104-Plus busses. The PC/104 bus has complete DMA functionality, enabling the reuse of existing peripheral boards. A miniPCI slot is available that can hold standard WLAN cards. 
The Hurricane-LX800 runs the Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE, Linux and VxWorks operating systems. 
A robust and well-designed enclosure is available for system integrators. 
Application areas for the Hurricane-LX800 include industrial automation, automotive, medical devices, and military. 
Technical Data 
Processor: AMD Geode™ LX800@0.9W, 500 MHz  
Memory: 1 GB DDR RAM maximum 
Graphics: Integrated graphics controller, 32 MB graphics memory  
Display Adapters: VGA, LVDS, Parallel TFT, with backlight 
Storage: IDE ATA100, uDOC (using USB), Floppy disk Communication Interfaces: 2 x 100/10 BaseT Ethernet, 4 x USB 2.0 host ports, 1 x USB 2.0 device port, 2 x serial, RS232/RS422/RS485 
Input/Output: PS/2 keyboard and mouse, AC97 sound, 29 general purpose I/O signals, 8 analog inputs, High-speed data acquisition port  
Extensibility: MiniPCI slot, PC/104 ISA bus connector, PC/104-Plus PCI bus connector 
Power Supply: 5V from a micro ATX supply, 5.3 W power consumption  
Miscellaneous: LPC bus