Atom SBC Integrates PCI Express with PC/104 to Smooth Legacy Transitions

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A single board computer (SBC) powered by an Intel 1.66 GHz Atom processor adds the Stackable Unified Modular Interconnect Technology (SUMIT) I/O expansion connector onto a PC/104 expandable SBC. This combination provides designers easy I/O expansion for the thousands of standard and custom designed PC/104 modules currently available worldwide plus enhanced performance and throughput of stackable PCI Express (PCIe) and USB. The PXM-C388-S processors from WinSystems enable designs that need multiple video input data streams and high-speed A/D, which opens up applications for security, automated inspection of production lines, data acquisition and machine-to-machine communications in a small, rugged form factor.

The PXM-C388 is a full-featured SBC with a rich array of onboard peripherals plus I/O expansion options. It is based on Intel’s single core 1.66 GHz Atom N455 and the ICH-8M System Controller Hub with up to 2 Gbyte of DDR3 systems memory. The I/O interface on board features a Gigabit Ethernet port; simultaneous CRT and LVDS flat panel video support, eight USB 2.0 ports, four serial COM ports, SATA controller, PATA controller for the CompactFlash socket, twenty-four lines of digital I/O, and HD audio. It will operate from -40° to + 85°C. The PCM-C388 has both PC/104 (ISA) and SUMIT AB expansion connectors to allow self stacking I/O modules to be added for even more I/O flexibility.

The PXM-C388-S requires only +5 volts and typically draws 2.5A. It supports power savings modes, which will reduce the standby current to 270 mA (S3 power state). The board is RoHS-compliant and can operate over an industrial temperature range of -40° to +85°C. The module supports Linux, Windows and other x86-compatible real-time operating systems. Free drivers are available from the WinSystems’ website. Quantity one pricing for the PXM-C388-S1-0-0 is $499.

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