Mini-ITX has no watchdog?

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Hi,
I've looked at the docs for all three flavors of VIA mini-ITX motherboards
and it appears none of them have a watchdog timer.  I thought this was
interesting, since the mini-ITX boards are geared partially towards things
like kiosk applications... places where a watchdog would be useful if the
application(s) hung.

Does anyone have hands-on experience with the VIA boards to confirm that
there is no watchdog?  Also, there is at least one other manufacturer
building mini-ITX boards; do any of them have watchdogs?

thanks,
Jonathan



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Correct, no watchdog.

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VIA falls short in many regards.  It looks like a reasonable
alternative is coming.
    http://www.lippert-at.com/miniitx.html

The spec sheet lists a software configurable watchdog with one
to 255 second period.

--kyler

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motherboards

Interesting board, but unfortunately a totally different price legue. I
contacted them, they estimate about 350 Euro for the board without CPU.

Rob



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