|[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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|Comment 1||Neil Thomas||17-Oct-2004 11:25 GMT|
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|Posted by Adam Kowalczyk (126.96.36.199) on 17-Oct-2004 12:15 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 1 (Neil Thomas):|
The slot is a PCI-104 connector. PMC was looked at as a CPU module option but took up too much board space. The issue was that the location of the through hole connectors made it impossible to do the PCB layout routing. One of the design goals of the "I" version was to include a method of expansion. Initially, it was going to be a custom connector, but PCI-104 turned out to be a better solution as it opened up the possibility of using many cards that are already available.
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