|[News] Pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 17-Oct-2004 12:25 GMT by Not ArticiaP||69 comments|
On this link you will see three pictures of the MicroA1 "Industrial" motherboard: http://lain.ziaspace.com/~ryu/a1. On the pictures you can see that it still uses the ArticiaS northbridge, as well as the VIA 686B southbridge, but a standalone Sil0680 IDE controller is there as well.
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|Posted by Neil Thomas (22.214.171.124) on 17-Oct-2004 11:25 GMT|
|Interesting, looks like a PC/104 style PCI connector next to the more familiar slot type - can Eyetech confirm this? Hell, no reason why one couldn't have a PMC site in there as a build option.|
I would say though if trying to break into the industrial market, then would it not be better to be a 6U or 3U format for CompactPCI or VME? Though VME is long in the tooth (try to catch up with PCI though) it is a widely accepted standard never the less.
Is this for factor perhaps better for fitting multiple boards into a 19" rack?? If so.... how would the two communicate? I guess it could be over a PCI bridge, fully asymetric system, but held up by the 33MHz 32 Bit PCI bus. Now if that were PCI-X...... (ala, the next Artica.. P is it?)
Neil Thomas, AKA MiniBobF
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