I want to build a computer for my car. For that I want to construct an enclosure in head unit size (Single DIN ISO 7736 (178x53 mm)).
For this purpose I find the DN2800MT seems to fit perfectly, but I have some issues with the power supply: The battery can't supply 12V at all the time. For other (older) boards, there are dc-dc-converters to plug in directly into the ATX-connector on these boards, which solve this problem. But the DN2800MT seems not to have an ATX-connector, just the dc/in-jack and the 1x2pin internal connector.
Is there a possibility to use this board in my car? Or would another board be the better solution?
According to the Technical Product Specs (http://downloadmirror.intel.com/20714/eng/DN2800MT_TechProdSpec01.pdf, look for 2.2), there are neither ATX12v nor 2x2-CPU-Connectors? Or am I wrong?
I found this:
I think this will do it, plus it's able to power the computer on: ": Acts as an intelligent PSU, ignition aware, will send ON/OFF pulse to the motherboard to turn ON/OFF."
Well I'll be dang. You're right. I don't know what board I was looking at then. I should have saved the pdf. It was the exact same board except it clearly indicated ATX12 and 2x2 on-board connections in addition to the 8-19v connectors.
As far as putting it in a car, my concern would be the environment. Down here in South Texas the inside of a vehicle can easily hit 140 when parked in the sun. Humidity is another factor.