ADLINK Announces Ruggedized Atom-based COM Express Module

Ampro by ADLINK™ Express-ATR offers Extreme Rugged™ performance
to expand application use

San Jose, Calif, – ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading global provider of trusted embedded products, unveiled the Ampro by ADLINK Express-ATR, the latest addition to their family of low-power, long-lifecycle computer-on-modules (COMs) based on the cost-effective, ultra low-power Intel® Atom™ N270. The Express-ATR is specifically designed from the top down using the Ampro by ADLINK Extreme Rugged design methodology for applications that require MIL-STD-202F shock and vibration compliance and an extended -40 to +85°C operating temperature range.

The Express-ATR is a 95×95 mm low-power consumption COM that features the Intel® Atom™ processor and embedded 945GSE Express chipset to provide a low-power, low-cost alternative for applications that require only single core performance levels. With a lifecycle of 7 years or more due to Intel’s commitment and reputation combined with ADLINK’s new Design Partner Network, the Express-ATR is well-positioned to power the next generation of military rugged portable devices, transportation, medical equipment, and industrial controller applications.

“We are excited to extend our Atom-based computer-on-module solutions to applications requiring ruggedized components,” stated Daniel Yang, Executive Vice President of Global Sales at ADLINK. “This, in addition to the combination of a long lifecycle and low power, is a great advancement that will benefit customers in pushing the limits of integration for their systems.”

About the Ampro by ADLINK Express-ATR

The Express-ATR is an entry level COM Express module for systems that require ruggedness and a full set of graphics features. The module supports an extended operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C and comes with integrated support for a high-resolution CRT, single/dual channel LVDS, and TV-Out (SDTV and HDTV). In addition to the onboard-integrated graphics, the chipset’s SDVO bus can connect to DVI, TMDS, or additional LVDS or TV-Out device controllers on a custom designed carrier board. The graphics support is well-suited for in-vehicle systems, lab equipment, test and measurement applications, video preprocessing, and industrial control.

The Intel® Atom™ processor N270 (Diamondville) features a thermal design power of just 2.5 watts at peak levels while supporting Intel SpeedStep® Technology. Although much smaller in size, Intel Atom processors share the same architecture as Intel Core™2 Duo processors. Atom processors support Hyper-Threading Technology – earlier introduced with the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor – which allows more than one code thread to be executed at the same time on a single core.

Based on the Intel® Navy Pier platform, the Express-ATR supports up to 2 GB of DDR2 533 MHz memory on a single SODIMM socket. The Mobile Intel 945GSE Express chipset integrates an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 that provides CRT, single/dual channel LVDS, and TV-Out (SDTV and HDTV). The board also allows connection of up to three additional PCI Express® x1 devices on the Intel I/O Controller Hub, ICH7M Southbridge.

Price and Availability

The Express-ATR COM Express module is currently available at a list price of $325.


ADLINK Technology ( provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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Contact Information

ADLINK Technology Inc.

5215 Hellyer Ave. #110
San Jose, CA, 95138

tele: 1.408.360.0200
toll-free: 1.866.4.ADLINK

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