Emerson Network Power is introducing the RapiDex service. The Intel Atom processor is the first to be supported, with other Intel embedded processors being added during 2011. Users of the RapiDex service specify the processor, memory, I/O and connectors and boards are built to the exact dimensions desired for ease of mounting in custom enclosures. Engineers are now able to specify boards that are tailor-made to their needs without the high cost and volume commitment normally associated with custom motherboard development.
Innovations in board design technology and manufacturing processes have enabled Emerson Network Power to reduce the front-end costs for custom boards. Typical customization engagements today require open-ended, non-recurring engineering fees and significant volume commitments. With Emerson’s RapiDex service, customers simply pay a small manufacturing set-up fee to receive first article boards.
A simple specification procedure and a new Emerson Network Power manufacturing process enable fast execution of customer requests. Customers receive first article boards in as little as four weeks from order. On approval of these first article boards, customers can order volume shipments with a low minimum order quantity of only 100 units. Unit prices are competitive with prices of equivalent standard motherboards.