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Technical Specs

  • flex-ATX form factor (21.6 x 17 cm)
  • 8 layers PCB
  • Applied Micro PPC460ex SoC – upto 1.10 Ghz
  • max 2 GB DDR2 Ram – 200-pin SODIMM
  • Silicon Motion SM502 embedded MoC (audio/video) max 64MB Gfx RAM
  • Audio 5.1 Realtek ALC655 codec
  • PCI-express 4x lanes slot (16x mechanical connector)
  • PCI-express 1x lane slot (* check notes)
  • PCI slot, 32 bit, 33 Mhz, 3.3V
  • 1x SATA2 port (* check notes)
  • 6x USB2 EHCI/OHCI ports + 1 USB 1.1 port
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet port (another 10/100/1000 Ethernet is optional)
  • Lattice XP2 FPGA with 80 I/O pins expansion connector (connector is optional)
  • UMTS/GSM module (optional requires add-on card)
  • 512 MB NAND Flash (optional)
  • integrated SD card reader
  • RTC clock
  • Serial port, 8-wires
  • I2C and SPI/I2C buses
  • passive cooling
  • U-Boot 2010.06

Notes: the SATA2 port and the PCI-e 1x slot are mutually exclusive, only one of them can be used at a time

Packaging

The packaging includes:

  • one Sam460ex board with a metallic heatsink on the CPU
  • 1 backplate
  • printed user manual

Sam460ex is a PowerPC modular motherboard engineered and produced by ACube Systems and it is totally made in Italy.

The core of the board is the PowerPC 460EX, a System On Chip (SoC) from Applied Micro which allowed us to build a PowerPC motherboard running at 1.10 Ghz, scalable for different uses and still fanless and very low power consumption!

The Sam460ex supports 3 expansion slots: PCI, PCIe 1x and PCIe 4x. Also it has onboard audio and video chips as well as a SATA2 port.

While this board is the fastest of our products, we also wanted to add more features to it. You can have the following on your Sam460:

  • UMTS/GSM module
  • NAND Flash
  • 7 USB ports
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • 5 boot media
  • and more...

Availability: Available now.

Note: this board will NOT replace the Sam440ep-flex board.

 

Available as:

  • version with 1.10 Ghz CPU +  AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
  • version with 1 Ghz CPU + AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
  • industrial version: prices may vary depending on volumes, please contact us.

Optionally you can complete your order with:

  • 1 GB Memory module
  • 2 GB Memory module
  • Radeon 4650 cards or Silicon Image SATA card, please see the accessories page.

 End customers, please check our online shop for current prices.

 

"Sam460ex 1 Ghz"

The Sam460ex 1 Ghz is a stripped down version of the standard Sam460ex.

Sam460ex motherboard 1 Ghz

  • CPU CLOCK 1 Ghz
  • 512 MB DDR2
  • AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition included

Also available as a complete system with the following characteristics:

  • Sam460ex 1 Ghz
  • CPU CLOCK 1 Ghz
  • Case LC-Power 2039MB-MBS
  • 512 MB DDR2
  • Radeon 9250 PCI - 128 MB
  • HD SATA2 Western Digital 500 GB
  • AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition pre-installed

Case 2039MB

Click on the thumbnail for a bigger image. Dimension: H355 x W137 x D407mm. Click to go to the 2039MB page at LC-Power.

Note that the1 Ghz version is sold only from ACube Systems directly.

 

"Complete Sam460ex systems" 

All complete systems below are built with:

  • a Sam460ex board at 1.10 Ghz with 2 GB Kingston memory
  • Western Digital 500 GB SATA HD
  • LG DVD-RW burner
  • Silicon Image SiI3512 SATA controller
  • AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition

 

"Mini 1400"

built around a case LC-Power model "1400mi":

Case LC-Power "LC-1400mi"

Click on the thumbnail for a bigger image. Dimension: H95 x W300 x D400mm. Click to go to the LC-1400mi homepage at LC-Power.

End customers, please check our online shop for current prices.

Note: if you need a PCIe graphic card for your 1400mi case, a low profile one is required. Also optional DVD drives are available on our accessories page.

 

"2039MB-460"

built around a case LC-Power model "2039MB-MBS":

Case 2039MB

Click on the thumbnail for a bigger image. Dimension: H355 x W137 x D407mm. Click to go to the 2039MB page at LC-Power.

End customers, please check our online shop for current prices.

Note: optional PCIe graphic cards or DVD drives are available on our accessories page.

 

"Elite-460"

built around the case Cooler Master model "Elite 342":

Case Cooler Master

Click on the thumbnail for a bigger image. Dimension: W180 x H352 x D440 mm. Click to go to the Elite 342 page on the Cooler Master site.

End customers, please check our online shop for current prices.

Note: optional PCIe graphic cards or DVD drives are available on our accessories page.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to use more than one SATA drive?

    The Sam460ex is made both for embedded and consumer markets. It can be adapted to different needs. As an example, a customer who wants a board for home use will probably choose to add a SATA controller on a PCI card. This will allow up to four SATA drives. ACube may provide such expansion boards.
  • How can the operating system be loaded?

    It is possible to load the operating system from a SATA harddisk, a CDROM connected on SATA, a USB key, a SD card or from the network.
  • Which setup are possible with the board?

    It's possible to use the Sam460ex in one of these setup:
    • PCI-Express 16x slot + PCI slot + PCI-Express 1x slot
    • PCI-Express 16x slot + PCI slot + SATA2 port

Media & other resources

 Win95 on Sam460ex xourtesy of DOSBox Sam460 on ATI RADEON X1550 PCIe with compositing enabled