Advantech debuts fanless Intel Core i7 platform

Advantech announces the release of its ARK-3440, incorporating an Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor in a totally fanless system.

Jul 23rd, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

Advantech (Irvine, CA, USA), a leading provider of embedded platforms and integration services, is pleased to announce the release of its ARK-3440, incorporating an Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor in a totally fanless system.

“This two-chip architecture offers the advantages of high computing power in a very small footprint,” said Phil Chiu, the Advantech Product Manager in charge of the ARK-3440. “When it comes to sheer processing power per cubic inch, this model may well be the frontrunner of any fanless industrial computer today, and being fanless is a critical advantage for a number of applications.”

A step up from Advantech’s ARK-3420 but with higher computing power and a built-in HDMI decoder, the ARK-3440 carries the improved Intel QM57 chipset with integrated 3D graphics. It’s 3.6 times faster than the previous-generation integrated graphics chipset, the GM965. This graphics engine is capable of broadcasting commercial content in full HD, and offers widescreen multi-display support. Support for HDMI 1.3 is built in, along with DVI1.0. Graphics options include both CRT and 24-bit LVDS.

The ARK-3440 boasts other capabilities expected of a leading edge industrial computer. Its power input is 9 ~ 34 VDC, and it can take up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz SODIMM, two internal 2.5-inch SATA bays, two GbEs, six USB 2.0 ports, three COM ports, and audio. Its two PCI/PCIe slots can be mixed or matched. There are six programmable function keys on the front panel.

The ARK-3440 is well suited to a number of processor-intensive applications, including surveillance, machine control, and image processing. The ARK-3440 has an IP rating of 40.

Samples will be available in late May. For more information about the new ARK-3440, please visit www.advantech.com/BoxIPC, e-mail: ECGInfo@advantech.com, or call toll free: 800-866-6008.

Advantech Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 2395) – Founded in 1983, Advantech delivers visionary and trustworthy industrial computing solutions that empower businesses. We cooperate closely with solution partners to provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications in diverse industries, offering products and solutions in three business categories: Embedded ePlatform, eServices & Applied Computing, and Industrial Automation groups. With more than 3,400 dedicated employees, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 39 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Advantech is a Premier Member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of embedded and communications developers and solution providers. (Corporate Website: www.advantech.com)

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Advantech is a Premier Member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of embedded and communications developers and solution providers.

-- Posted by Vision Systems Design

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