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Technical Specs

  • FlexATX Form Factor (21,6x17 cm)
  • CPU Applied Micro PowerPC 440ep (667 and 733 Mhz) 
    • Integrated DDR 266 memory controller
    • Integrated PCI controller
    • Integrated Flash memory devices controller
    • Integrated USB 1.1 Host and 2.0 Device controller
    • 2 integrated Ethernet 10/100 ports
    • Up to 4 serial ports
    • 2 I2C interfaces
    • SPI interfaces
    • 64 pin for I/O General Purpose
  • 2 DDR DIMM slots, max 1 GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 OHCI/EHCI NEC PCI controller (2 external ports, 2 internal ports)
  • Audio Cirrus Logic CS4281 and Realtek ALC655 Codec
  • Silicon Image 4 Serial ATA ports
  • Pericom 8150B PCI Bridge
  • FPGA Lattice XP with 80 pin I/O expansion connector
  • 1 PCI Slot - 32 bits, 66 Mhz
  • 2 PCI Slots -32 Bit, 33 Mhz
  • mini PCI Slot - 32 bits, 33 Mhz (optional)
  • RTC with backup battery
  • ZigBee module (optional)
  • UBoot 1.3.1

Please note, technical specifications may vary without notice


The packaging includes:

  • one Sam440ep board with a metallic heatsink on the CPU
  • 2 SATA data cables
  • printed user manual 

Operating Systems

The following Operating Systems are available or under development:


Sam440ep-Flex is a PowerPC modular motherboard engineered and produced by ACube Systems and it is totally made in Italy.

The main features of this board are:

  • low power consumption
  • passive cooling
  • scalability

The core of the board is the PowerPC 440EP, a System On Chip (SoC) produced by Applied Micro under license from IBM.

One of the main features of the Applied Micro PowerPC 440EP is the presence, together with the CPU, of a number of integrated peripherals. This allowed us to build a complete system with a huge savings of both development and debug time, with less components and space used on the PCB. This also results in a significant cost reduction for the customer.

As a consequence the northbridge/southbridge combination is not present on the board. Part of their functionalities are built into the CPU.

For the specific model of CPU mounted on the Sam board, the 440EP, we have the following integrated peripherals:

  • DDR memory controller
  • PCI controller
  • USB 1.1 host and USB 2.0 device controller
  • 2 Ethernet 10/100 ports
  • Up to 4 serial ports
  • 2 I2C interfaces
  • SPI interface
  • 64 pins for General Purpose I/O

The 440EP chip has a size of 35x35 mm, with a PBGA packaging (456 balls). It is built with CMOS (0.13 um) technology, has a very low power consumption (only 3 Watts at 533Mhz) and it does not require any active cooling system.


Sam440ep-flex is available in these configurations:

Available items:

  • 667 Mhz CPU + OS4
  • 733 Mhz CPU + OS4
  • industrial version: prices may vary depending on volumes, please contact us.
  • 512 MB DDR RAM
  • Radeon 9250 PCI 128 MB

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


"Complete system" bundle

"Elite" bundle consist of:

  • a Sam440ep-Flex board with PowerPC 440ep@733Mhz
  • ATI 9250 128MB Graphics Card
  • Maxtor 500GB SATA HD
  • SATA DVD Recorder
  • Case Cooler Master model "Elite 342"
  • AmigaOS 4.1

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


Note that a purchase of AmigaOS 4.1 is mandatory with the Sam440epFlex.


Optionally you can complete your order with peripherals. Please check our online shop.


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All prices excluding local taxes and shipping costs from Italy. For European countries, Italian VAT (21%) is applied.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Sam440ep-flex is RoHS. rohs.gif
  • Note that Sam440ep-flex needs an additional PCI graphics card.
  • The board is available in two versions: 733 Mhz and 667 Mhz. The 733 Mhz versions are selected boards with an 667 Mhz CPU with a higher clock and a RAM clock running at 147 Mhz. The boards are deeply tested and guaranteed to work at 733 Mhz with the associated memory modules.


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