FireFly Intel Atom mainboard debuts

Apr 30, 2010
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We are familiar with the Intel Atom line of CPUs from the proliferation of the processors inside netbooks and nettops. The processor finds its way into the other product types as well like mobile devices. A company called InHand Electronics has announced a new Atom-based mainboard called the FireFly.

The board is full function but small and low priced at the same time. The board is for OEMS looking to develop UMPCs and other devices. The CPU is the Atom Z510 at 1.1GHz and the chipset is the Intel US15W. Up to 1GB of DDR2 RAM can be placed on the board.

It has six USB 2.0 post hosts, WiFi option, Bluetooth option, and a 20-channel GPS option. Onboard expansion slots include a microSD slot, ExpressCard slot, and Ethernet is built-in as well. The board has graphics supporting 3D and resolutions up to 1600 x 1200. The little board can run Linux or Windows XP Embedded.


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