Portwell Announces PEB-2738 based on New Intel Atom Processor

Delivering a low power, wide temperature and fanless solution

FREMONT, CALIF. - March 3, 2009 - American Portwell Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and a member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance (Intel ECA), announces today the Portwell PEB-2738 which utilizes the Intel® ECX form factor and supports the latest options of the Intel® Atom(tm) processor Z5xx series and the Intel® System Controller Hub US15W, including industrial temperature range and larger footprint version with 1.0 mm ball pitch. The power optimized micro-architecture of the Intel platform benefits a range of low power, wide temperature and fanless devices in applications such as In-Vehicle Infotainment, Medical, Military, and Industrial automation and control.

The PEB-2738 is specifically designed to operate at a very low power consumption of less than 10 watts at full loading. It supports dual independent display by LVDS and SDVO daughter card (DVI/VGA/LVDS, project-based).

"The Intel Atom processor Z5xx series provides very low power consumption and industrial temperature range that meet the requirements of the market segments Portwell serves," says Edgar Chang, president of Portwell Inc. "Lots of customers require embedded system which has a wide operating temperature range, such as Transportation, Medical, Government and Military. Portwell has taken advantage of such technology to furnish a series of products that can meet multiple requirements such as fanless, wide temperature range or compact systems. PEB-2738 is the first off-the-shelf product for industrial temperature operating applications, and it can be a mission-critical solution and a reference board for customer evaluation. Not only do we offer an embedded board, we can provide a system solution with PEB-2738 if a customer needs a total solution from Portwell," explains Chang.

Based on the Intel Atom processor Z5xx series platform, the PEB-2738 takes advantage of the low power processor, ground-breaking power management techniques and wide temperature range so it can be a truly industrial temperature and fanless configuration. In addition, the PEB-2738 supports one SO-DIMM memory slot for DDR2 SDRAM up to 2GB, and comes with one IDE, one CompactFlash® socket, one SDVO connector, one TPM, PCI-E x1 golden finger, two RS232/422/485, audio CH5.1, six USB2.0 and one SDIO connector.

"The Intel Atom processor Z5xx platform with industrial temperature range is ideal for low-power, wide-temperature and fanless solutions," says Jonathan Luse, director of marketing, Low Power Embedded Products Division, Intel. "Solutions such as the PEB-2738 offered by Portwell will be used for industrial applications in the unconstrained thermal environments of many factories."

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About American Portwell Technology

American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Embedded Computing market and a member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell's extensive turnkey, and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email info@portwell.com or visit us at www.portwell.com.