AMD launches Geode NX DB1500

Posted on Monday, Mar 07 2005 @ 23:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD today announced availability of the first development board specifically designed for the high-performance, low-power AMD Geode NX processor family, featuring the Mini-ITX form factor and a specialized Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) chipset. 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/XPe, 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 development board with advanced SiS chipset technology provides an enhanced development environment with a Mini-ITX form factor, integrated graphics controller, VGA and TFT outputs, and compatibility with both legacy and current PC I/O specifications. These design features provide developers a cost-effective and versatile tool for developing high-performance, low-power, fanless design evaluations.

Availability/Price:
The AMD Geode NX DB1500 development board with SiS chipset technology is available today and costs $599 per unit. Design files are also available.


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