Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Ricoh Intros Ivy Bridge Mobile-on-Desktop Micro-ATX Motherboard

Ricoh Japan introduced a FB19M, an Intel HM76 Express chipset based mobile-on-desktop motherboard in the micro-ATX form-factor. The motherboard can seat mobile Core "Ivy Bridge" and "Sandy Bridge" processors in the PGA988 package, and includes a fan-heatsink that can handle these chips (up to 55W). The platform is then wired out to desktop interfaces. 24-pin ATX and 4-pin ATX connectors are used to draw power, the CPU is wired out to full-sized DIMM slots, expansion slots include one PCI-Express 3.0 x16, two PCI-Express 2.0 x8 (electrical configuration not known), and a PCI-Express 2.0 x1.

All six SATA ports from the HM76 PCH are wired out as internal ports, including six SATA 6 Gb/s, and four SATA 3 Gb/s. Display outputs include DVI, D-Sub, and LVDS. Other modern connectivity includes 2-channel HD audio, dual gigabit Ethernet interfaces, four USB 3.0 ports, and a number of USB 2.0 ports. There is quite some legacy connectivity, including two serial RS-232 ports, and headers for other serial and parallel interfaces. The board is fit for industrial PCs and other embedded systems.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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Completely Bonkers
Picture looks fine to me, except for typo in "including six SATA 6 Gb/s, and four SATA 3 Gb/s". Should read two and four.

Nice uATX board. Slap on a passive cooler, for a silent desktop. LOTS of connectors. Odd, is this targetting a "workstation" or "industrial" setup? Worth considering.
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