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Atom-Based EBX SBC Provides Performance for New and Legacy Applications

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An EBX-compatible, Atom-based single board computer comes with either the Intel Atom single core 1.66 GHz N455 or dual core 1.80 GHz D525 processor combined with the ICH8M I/O hub controller and a variety of onboard serial and parallel I/O interfaces. The EBC-C384 from WinSystems provides a processor- and I/O-intensive solution that is suitable for rugged embedded applications such as military, medical, factory automation, transportation, smart grid and security.

The EBC-C384 uses the integrated Intel graphics processor, which supports both CRT and LVDS simultaneously. It is suitable for applications requiring multiple display configurations.  This SBC’s I/O includes two SATA channels, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, four serial COM channels that support RS-232/422/485, 48 digital I/O lines, and HD audio.  Legacy I/O includes a PS/2 keyboard and mouse controller, LPT port and PATA interface. Also PC/104, PC/104-Plus and MiniPCI connectors provide additional expansion options with industry standard off-the-shelf or user-designed specialty I/O modules.

Up to 4 Gbyte of DDR3 MHz SODIMM system memory can be supported on the dual core D525 and 2 Gbyte on the single core N455 version of the EBC-C384. There is also a socket for a CompactFlash (CF) device as well. The EBC-C384 supports Linux, Windows XP embedded and WES7. It also supports other x86-compatible RTOS such as QNX and VxWorks. To help designers quickly install Windows Embedded 7 on the EBC-C384, WinSystems has produced a demonstration video along with free downloadable drivers for the onboard I/O devices, which are available on the website.

The EBC-C384 is EBX compliant and measures 5.75” x 8.00” (147 mm x 203 mm). The single core N455 model is fanless, requires +5 volts, and typically draws 2.1 amps. The dual core D525 typically draws 2.9 amps and requires a fan. Quantity one pricing for the fanless, single core N455, 1.66 GHz board is $529, and $595 for the dual core D525, 1.80 GHz board.

WinSystems, Arlington, TX. (817) 274-7553. [www.winsystems.com].