Emerson Network Power Launches New Embedded Computing Platforms using Latest Intel® Atom™ Processors

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Emerson Network Power today announced two new embedded computing platforms powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ processors. Emerson's first COM Express module and latest Mini-ITX motherboard enable reliable, high-performance, energy-efficient processing in a variety of digital signage, medical, industrial automation and surveillance applications.

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Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced two new embedded computing platforms powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ processors N450, D410 and D510, announced today by Intel®. Emerson’s new COMX-ATOM-420 COM Express module and MITX-ATOM-440 Mini-ITX motherboard extend the company’s fast-growing line of computer-on-modules and small form factor motherboards designed for use in a variety of digital signage, medical, industrial automation and surveillance applications.

These latest Intel® Atom™ processors enable Emerson Network Power to offer system integrators a scalable range of platforms based around the same architecture with an extensive mix of features and low power consumption. With built-in dual-display capability using Intel® Clear Video and Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology, the overall graphics capability is enhanced, increasing reliability and lowering cost.

Both the new COMX-ATOM-420 COM Express module and MITX-ATOM-440 Mini-ITX motherboard are configured with a wide range of built-in devices to facilitate connectivity with standard PC interfaces, including LCD and CRT displays, SATA disks, PCI Express peripherals, Gigabit Ethernet networks and USB devices/disks. In addition, interactions between low-level hardware and operating system-level interfaces are efficiently managed by the latest-generation Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) BIOS to ensure ease of use and outstanding reliability.

COMX-ATOM-420 COM Express module
Based on the Type 2 COM Express format, the Emerson COMX–ATOM-420 module is ideal for applications that need to incorporate state-of-the-art x86-based processor and graphics technology onto a custom I/O carrier. With two SO-DIMM sockets, it can be equipped with up to 2GB of DDR2 memory and can boot from an eUSB (ZU-130) flash device for rugged applications. The module drives both LVDS and simultaneous VGA displays and can also support up to eight additional peripheral devices via on-board USB 2.0 interfaces.

MITX-ATOM-440 Mini-ITX motherboard
The Emerson MITX-ATOM-440 motherboard is based on the popular 170 by 169 millimeter Mini-ITX form factor, providing customers with the right mix of processing and graphics capabilities without compromising efficient, cost-effective design. The motherboard can be equipped with up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, expandable via additional USB flash memory. It also supports dual-display operation from a combination of VGA, LVDS and DVI interfaces as well as a built-in touch screen interface. It features a PCI Express Minicard socket for an optional wireless Ethernet module for remote connectivity and has six on-board serial ports for legacy control and monitoring applications.

For more information about embedded motherboard and computer-on-module solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing.

About Emerson Network Power:
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing products and services including ATCA®, MicroTCA®, CompactPCI®, VMEbus, industrial motherboards and OpenSAF® for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.

Business-Critical Continuity, Emerson Network Power and the Emerson Network Power logo are trademarks and service marks of Emerson Electric Co. Intel and Intel Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. PICMG, AdvancedTCA, ATCA, CompactPCI and MicroTCA are registered trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2009 Emerson Electric Co.

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