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ISA motherboards are used in many applications from manufacturing, voice mail servers to POS terminals, KIOSKS to ATM machines, and many other applications. In most situations, the ISA slots are used to host an SBC. The software runs on the host computer with the ISA slot. That software through the SBC controls the intended machinery.
Here are some form factors of ISA motherboards:
Here are some examples of ISA motherboards by CPU compatibility:
Interloper.com carries a large stock of ISA motherboards. Give them a call or email them. They can surely help you out.
manufacturers no longer make motherboards with IDE controllers. That is fine for computer manufacturers and most users who wouldn’t know what that means any way. However; those that are technically oriented and have a bunch of IDE drives are facing a bit of an issue. They have a hard time finding motherboards that have an IDE controller and take a Pentium 4 CPU + DDR memory. That can help you put together a solid system good enough for most people and save a lot of IDE hard drives from the landfill. They are good drives. Why not put them to good use.
Interloper.com is one of the few etailers that still carries Pentium 4 motherboards with IDE controllers. One such board is the Jetway P5T533A. Here are the specs.
Supports Intel® Pentium® 4 and Celeron processor in the Socket 478, VIA P4X533 chipset, 1 AGP 8X, 4 x 32-bit 33MHz PCI, DDR, USB, IDE, Audio, ATX
For ordering information or for other Pentium 4 motherboards with IDE controllers, Click Here.
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Offshore Outsourcing has been growing by leaps and bounds and portals like Odesk are growing very fast. However; you need to proceed with caution especially on Odesk as they don’t have a very good system in place for protecting clients. Their policies lean towards protecting and promoting the freelance contractor, quite often at the expense of the client/employer/outsourcer.
For example, if you need a programmer and hire one at Odesk, you should not be surprised if contractors underbid just to get your contract and as soon as they start working for you, they start demanding a raise. You have closed bidding, you have hired a contractor and you have spent a few days explaining the ins and outs of your system and just as real programming starts, the programmer starts asking for a raise. There is no rhyme or reason for him to ask for more money but he knows now he has you in a tough spot. If you don’t give him more money, he will start dragging his feet and what was supposed to be completed in three weeks end up taking three months. If you fire him, now you have to again advertize and go through scores of resumes and then pick one again. If you complain to Odesk, they say they have made a note of it but do nothing.
Now you can give him a negative rating and give an honest feedback that the guy is a blackmailer and explain the guys shenanigans but Odesk provides him a way out of that. If he returns the money you have paid him, he can have that rating wiped off his record. You get your money back but what about the three months lost? Too bad.
Odesk also provides him another alternative. Instead of returning your money, Odesk allows the contractor to make your comments on his job private. See below
Notice where the contractor has gotten a five star rating, he is showing the comments but where he got the lowest possible feedback, he has the comments hidden. If you are not very experienced in outsourcing, you wouldn’t realize the severity of his misdeeds, you wouldn’t benefit from the feedback of his previous victims and you may conveniently become his next victim.
Buyer Beware – especially on Odesk.
Many a times you need to download the correct or updated
computer. To do that, you need to know which you have. You can open
the computer and try to visually find the make and model of the .
That is quite inconvenient and at times it is an OEM that does not
have the make / model written on it.
So what do you do? Is there an easier way? How can I find out which
motherboard do I have?
Easy. Click on the ‘Start’ button at the bottom left of your screen. A dialog
box will appear. Type ‘Run’ and press enter. Another dialog box will appear.
Type ‘dxdiag’ in that. A screen will pop up that will have most of the system
information on it. Under System Manufacturer, you will see who made the
motherboard, for example ‘Intel’. Under that will be System Model. That shows
your motherboard, for example ‘D915GVWB’. In this case, your motherboard will be
We have only tested this under Windows 7.
Hope that helped.
Single Board Computer – Intel® Pentium 4 or Celeron processor based PICMG Single Board Computer with DDR 400 support, AGP8X VGA, Gigabit Ethernet and audio
Please note: On top of the ATI Graphics is a 1″ heatsink. You may need to know that for spacing calculations.
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with Hyper-threading technology runs at 800 MHz FSB
ATI M10 graphics support dual view of LCD/CRT, TV/CRT, LCD/LCD and LCD/TV displays configuration
Wire-speed Gigabit Ethernet based on Communication Streaming Architecture (CSA) with double throughput than PCI based Ethernet
Scalable graphics supports from Intel® 865 integrated Extreme Graphics 2 to ATI M10 graphics controller integrated 64MB display memory via AGP 8X
Rich expansion capability thru proprietary PCI
It is hard to find a new Pentium 4 socket 478
top of that, if you need DMA support, your task has become even more difficult.
There are a few here and there. We found one and are listing it here.
If you are wondering what DMA is, the following text will help.
A DMA controller can generate addresses and initiate memory read or write
cycles. It contains several registers that can be written and read by the CPU.
These include a memory address register, a byte count register, and one or more
control registers. The control registers specify the I/O port to use, the
direction of the transfer (reading from the I/O device or writing to the I/O
device), the transfer unit (byte at a time or word at a time), and the number of
bytes to transfer in one burst.
To carry out an input, output or memory-to-memory operation, the host processor
initializes the DMA controller with a count of the number of words to transfer,
and the memory address to use. The CPU then sends commands to a peripheral
device to initiate transfer of data. The DMA controller then provides addresses
and read/write control lines to the system memory. Each time a word of data is
ready to be transferred between the peripheral device and memory, the DMA
controller increments its internal address register until the full block of data
DMA transfers can either occur one word at a time, allowing the CPU to access
memory on alternate bus cycles-this is called cycle stealing since the DMA
controller and CPU contend for memory access. In burst mode DMA, the CPU can be
put on hold while the DMA transfer occurs and a full block of possibly hundreds
or thousands of words can be moved. Where memory cycles are much faster than
processor cycles, an interleaved DMA cycle is possible, where the DMA controller
uses memory while the CPU cannot.
In a bus mastering system, both the CPU and peripherals can be granted
control of the memory bus. Where a peripheral can become bus master, it can
directly write to system memory without involvement of the CPU, providing memory
address and control signals as required. Some measure must be provided to put
the processor into a hold condition so that bus contention does not occur.
|Most CNC routers don’t require really high end
motherboards but one thing most require is that good old ISA slot on the
. The SBC or controller card goes on the 16 bit ISA slot and
via the application software controls the machine. Piece of cake right?
16 bit ISA slots are 80’s technology and today’s major computer
What do you do if you have a CNC router to maintain or you have
Form factor is another issue you may face. Some routers and
Newer modern routers and machinery use PCI slots so they have less of
and drives not included. Shown in the picture to exhibit the depth of the case. It can accommodate three full length cards.
Mid Tower , computer chassis
ATX form factor
|Material / construction||
SECC / SGCC rustproof & galvanized JIS steel.
|Power Supply||400 Watt|
|Dimension (WxDxH)||7.5″(W) x 19.6″ (D) x 16.8″ (H)Deep enough for full length cards|
|Standards compliance||RoHS, CE, and FCC requirements|