Press Release

Ultra compact, new PQ7-M104G features onboard DDR2 SDRAM and NAND Flash
and supports up to 4 PCI-E x1 lanes from Qseven Golden Finger

FREMONT, CALIF.—September 9, 2010—American Portwell Technology, Inc., ( a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and an Associate member of the Intel Embedded Alliance, announces PQ7-M104G, the latest addition to its growing family of ultra compact (70mm x 70mm), ultra low power Qseven (Q7) open standard modules based on the Intel Atom processor.

Built with Intel’s Atom Z510 (1.1 GHz) or Z530 (1.6 GHz) processor and Intel System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W, PQ7-M104G Qseven module supports onboard 1GB or 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, onboard NAND Flash (4GB with optional upgrade to 8GB), two SATA and three PCI-E x1 lanes (with an option of four) from its Qseven Golden Finger and dual independent display via LVDS and SVDO. A Mini-ITX carrier board (PQ7-C200) and 3.5˝ carrier board (PQ7-C100) are available as a developer kit.

PQ7-M104G’s small form factor saves valuable space and its low power consumption—under 10W (+5V)—allows devices to work longer hours while reducing operating costs. PQ7-M104G can be a fanless configuration and battery-operated. Available now, Portwell’s new PQ7-M104G is ideal for industrial control and automation, gaming machines, medical and portable devices, and COTS military applications.

Ultra-compact and fully-featured

According to Jimmy Chang, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing manager, at a mere 70mm x 70mm, the new PQ7-M104G is ultra compact yet delivers rich features. “It’s packed full of great features that will help OEMs and ODMs bring extra benefits to their customers,” says Chang. “Onboard NAND Flash, up to 2GB onboard RAM and up to four PCI-E x1 lanes for True System-on-Module solution.”

Flexible, scalable & time-to-market

Portwell’s PQ7-M104G provides reduced time to market and true expansion capability and flexibility. The PQ7-M104G Qseven modular computing solution safeguards development investments and lowers total cost of ownership. PQ7-M104G can help minimize current and future design risks. It can help development time and costs during initial phase of development, while helping to achieve a faster time-to-market, a simplified future upgrade path, scalability and an increased application lifecycle. In addition, Portwell also can provide services to customers on the carrier board design and development, review schematics and BIOS customization.

Long product life cycle support

Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director points out that the new PQ7-M104G adds to the company’s expanding portfolio of Atom-based products. “Portwell’s Atom-based Q7 product line includes PQ7-M100G, PQ7-M101G, PQ7-M102XL and PQ7-M103XL,” he confirms. “Our customers not only benefit from American Portwell’s ability to consistently provide the most up-to-date technology and features,” Shen states, “but they also gain peace of mind from the long life cycle support inherent with every Portwell product.”

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About American Portwell Technology

About American Portwell Technology American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Embedded Computing market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey, and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email or visit us at

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Product and Technical Contact

Jimmy Chang
Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

Media Contact
Susan Wei
Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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