These are actually full development kits based on the Intel Atom family of processors. They consist of two boards, actually, the CPU board which is a mini-ITX format, and a “breakout” board with connectors and associated circuity.
If all you need is a Mini-ITX board to build into or upgrade an existing system, then this board is not the recommended solution. The board has been supplied as a modular component to help cut down the design time for proof of concept or prototype builds for system developers. Users are encouraged to develop their own carrier card, in their own specific form factor and to use the CPU card as a component.
If the Mini-ITX form factor is all you need there are several solutions available. For long life embedded solutions, check out what the Embedded Alliance members have on offer as standard products. search N450+Mini-ITX
If you are looking for a low cost Mini-ITX board for building a home system, or are not concerned about long life availability, check out the D510MO motherboard from Intel. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42645. It uses the dual core processor and the NM10 instead of the ICH8M chipset.
The Devboard kits consist of a mini-ITX carrier card, a CPU card with 1GB SODIMM memory card, a CD for documents and utilities, and for the first series of boards, a 12V power supply is also included.
At a minimum, to get an operating system up and running you will need to supply:
- USB Keyboard, USB mouse, VGA display and VGA cable
- SATA drive with SATA cable and a disk power cable suitable for 4 pin Molex on the carrier card.
- Installation media:
Depending on your target operating system either a USB key with an install image, or a USB CD/DVD drive and an OS CD/DVD.
A case suitable for holding a Mini-ITX motherboard, with power switch, reset switch and indicator LED’s.
The Eagle is based on the TunnelCreek E620, the Falcon is based on the Intel D510 whereas the Raven is the N450.