NV1 compact single board computer

Blue Chip Technology launches high performance compact SBC

Blue Chip Technology has launched the NV1 single board computer, developed for industrial and multi-media applications.

UK computer manufacturer Blue Chip Technology has based the NV1 on AMD’s Athlon and Dual Core Turion Neo processors, giving it a high performance embedded platform with powerful graphics capabilities, Gigabit LAN, a COM port, four USB ports, support for up to 8GB of the latest DDR3 memory plus Solid State and SATA drive support.

”The NV1 is a very capable fanless single board computer that can be used in either rugged industrial projects or demanding multi-media applications,” said Barry Husbands, Managing Director of Blue Chip Technology.

“A complex real-time control system requiring a high quality HMI or video capability would be an ideal project for the NV1.”

Blue Chip Technology designs and manufactures computer boards for a broad range of industrial sectors including automotive, public transportation, medical, defence and energy.

The company says the AMD chipset combined with the Radeon GPU can handle any current high-definition video codec, allowing high definition video playback.

The NV1, which can be customised for the hardware requirements of the customer, also has an expansion that includes two mini PCI-E sockets (one with SIM for GPRS/3G use), MXM graphics expansion socket and an optional on-board KVMA transmitter.

The base NV1 has dual video outputs and a total of four video outputs when the MXM module is fitted, which the company says makes it an "ideal" platform for the digital signage and gaming market.

“An important aspect of the design of the NV1 was to build a powerful embedded platform that would support projects with a long life cycle,” Husbands said.

“Many of our customers are in sectors such as transport, medical and the military, where they need to know that they will be able to source identical hardware for many years to come.

“In this respect our engineers have been very careful in their component selection and the overall design of the NV1.”

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