Not long after the new Intel Atom N450 has been launched to market, many board makers have already started to develop or refresh new system based on it. Similarly to Portwell, a famous Taiwanese board vendor that has just announced its new Intel Atom based network appliance system for embedded market. Named as CAD-0205, it is targeted specifically for entry level market which consumes less than 30 watts suitable for network security applications.
The networked device is equipped with Intel Atom N450 processor running at 1.66GHz. Further coupled with ICH8-M, it offers a more than sufficient 2GB SODIMM memory configuration, a 2.5-inch SATA bay for conventional Hard disk drive or SSD (Solid State Device) and VGA display output up to 2048 x 1536 resolutions. Besides, it features a mini-PCI Express slot, 2 USB 2.0, 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 1 CompactFlash slot for memory expansion and many more. Since it is low power, the system can be totally fanless, shielded in a 180 x 150 x 36mm casing while able to support operating temperature ranging from 5 to 35 degree Celsius.
No pricing and availability yet, the device is quite a good fit for small home and office environments as security or even non-security based applications with a powerful X86 based architecture core running in it.