IBASE IB888 nettop fits in 3.5" drive; Intel boost Atom expectations

IBASE have announced a new single-board computer, the IBASE IB888, fitting the Intel Atom processor into a unit the size of a 3.5-inch drive.  The launch comes as Intel reportedly adjusts its target shipments to suggest 52-percent of all Intel-powered entry-level desktops will be Atom based by the end of Q4 2009.

The IBASE IB888 can be specified with Atom CPUs between 1.33GHz and 1.6GHz, with a 533MHz FSB, together with up to 1GB of DDR2 memory, onboard gigabit ethernet and a single IDE connector.  There's also eight USB 2.0 ports, four COM ports, and a multiformat card reader.

Graphics are courtesy of Intel's GMA500 video chipset, with a DVI port on the board-edge; there's also a 24-bit LVDS connector. No word on pricing or availability.

Press Release:

IBASE Reveals Intel® Atom™-based IB888 3.5-inch SBC with Intel® SCH US15W XL Chipset

IBASE Technology (TASDAQ: 8050), a leading manufacturer of single board computers reveals the IB883 3.5-inch Disk-Size SBC. Designed for low power and mobile applications, the IBASE IB888 3.5-inch sized single board computer is powered by 1.33GHz or 1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ processors that uses 533MHz FSB. The board integrates Intel® US15W XL system controller hub with Intel® GMA500 graphics engine and a DDR2 SO-DIMM socket supporting a maximum memory capacity of 2GB.

The 3D-capable Intel® GMA500 graphics engine supports DirectX 9.0E and OpenGL 2.0. Video display interface is either via a DVI connector on the board edge or a single 24-bit LVDS connector. The IB888 offers features and high-speed connectivity for professional applications including one gigabit LAN, watchdog timer, digital I/O, six USB 2.0 ports and four serial ports.


Onboard Intel® Atom™ processor, 1.33~1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB

1x DDR2 SO-DIMM, Max. 2GB

Supports DVI and LVDS (24-bit single channel)

Realtek RTL 8111C PCI-E Gigabit LAN

Watchdog timer, Digital I/O

1x IDE, 8x USB 2.0, 4x COM, SD/SDIO/MMC

About IBASE Technology

Founded in 2000, IBASE Technology (TASDAQ: 8050) is an ISO9001 certified company that specializes in the design, production, sales and marketing of industrial PC products. IBASE's R&D team is composed of talented hardware and software engineers – 50% with over 15 years and 45% with 5 to 15 years of experience in their respective fields. Current product offerings from IBASE include various single board computers, Mini-ITX boards, industrial motherboards, ETX CPU modules, barebone systems, network appliance and digital video surveillance for different applications in the gaming, entertainment, automation, medical, military, networking and security markets. IBASE also provides OEM/ODM services tailoring products to customers' requirements. For more information, please visit www.ibase.com.tw.

IBASE Technology Inc. is an Affiliate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.

[via Digitimes]