Winter 2003 Embedded Industry Product Review

Winter 2003 Embedded Industry Product Review
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
A E R O S PA C E
Nallatech, Inc.
12565 Research Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
Embedded industry trends
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biquitous availability of new technologies and advances in connectivity
have put new business requirements
on embedded systems. No longer can these
systems be dedicated-function or specialpurpose, operating in isolation from the
rest of the computing environment. Technology alone is no longer a competitive
advantage.
Costs and flexibility benefits of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) hardware
that include standard technologies, such
as 1394/FireWire and USB, have driven
developers away from proprietary and
non-standard components. Advances in
networking – the Internet, standards,
wireless, costs – allow organizations to
continue to increase productivity and
streamline operations by connecting
islands of embedded systems with the
enterprise. Think about the implications
of just a couple of examples like Radio
Frequency Identification (RFID) on retailers (such as the hard plastic tage on leather
jackets in stores) and manufacturers, and
resources, and yes, less money, are just
some of the shortages that companies face
each day.
The trend toward standards that are
technology rich is not limited to hardware
platforms. Operating systems and applications are more off-the-shelf with the ability
to readily support unique embedded needs;
for example, hard-real-time headless
operation and footprint optimization.
Suppliers of these products can no longer
compete on feature and function alone,
but need to deliver complete solutions
that reduce the OEMʼs time and cost
to market.
Reduce hardware and
software costs
These trends and business requirements
cut across many major vertical markets
including consumer electronics, industrial
control and automation, medical, military/
aerospace, and process control. Developers
and OEMs of embedded systems to these
markets face many new challenges as
a result. In todayʼs embedded business
environment, there are four overriding
competitive themes that drive key business
decisions:
Increased time-to-market
pressure
Every day companies face the challenge
to get products to market faster than the
competition, and even faster than the
previous day. As a result, companies must
look for new ways to shorten the product
development cycle. There is a growing
urgency to get it right the first time and
to not waste time with costly what-if
scenarios.
Shrinking resource allocation
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control systems that use wireless mesh
networks to ensure high availability and
real-time reporting and updates.
 Increased Time-to-Market (TTM) pressure
 Shrinking resource allocation
 Reduce hardware and software costs
 Increase Return-on-Investment (ROI)
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BenNUEY-PC104+
The simple business strategy of the last
couple of years has been to do more with
less. Less time, fewer personnel, fewer
The latest trend for companies building
embedded products has been a shift toward
obtaining COTS hardware and software.
This, in addition to reusing existing hardware for new projects, is helping to reduce
the infrastructure costs for companies
striving to compete.
Increase ROI
It almost goes without saying that companies are looking to get more out of their
investments. It is no longer acceptable
to break even. In order to be successful,
companies are asking to get much more
out of everything they do. There is no
room for waste.
Companies that can find the right combination of answers to these concerns will
find themselves atop the list of successful, profitable companies. The following
embedded industry product review will
potentially be the next step in the process
of identifying winning solutions to extend
a significant competitive advantage.
Matt Cicciari is a senior product marketing manager for Venturcom at the
Waltham, MA location. Contact Matt at
mcicciari@vci.com for more information.
Venturcom is a provider of software products and services to companies that
design embedded systems and enterprise
solutions. Venturcomʼs embedded solutions include RTX™, the real-time extension for Windows, and Phar Lap ETS®, a
small footprint real-time operating system
and development environment package.
Venturcomʼs enterprise product line, BXP®,
allows corporations to reduce Total Cost
of Ownership (TCO) through remote boot
and centralized image management and
deployment of client systems. For more
information about Venturcom, its services,
and products, visit www.vci.com.
The BenNUEY-PC104+, based on the PC/
104-Plus standard, combines unparalleled offmodule I/O, flexible FPGA device support,
and exceptional bandwidth capabilities for
next-generation embedded system designs. By
replacing the traditional ISA connectors in the
PC/104-Plus stack with a new, high-density
connector, the BenNUEY-PC104+ provides
the high levels of interconnectivity required
to interface up to 56 million gates of FPGA
capacity using the latest Virtex-II FPGAs from
Xilinx. Supplied as standard with two FPGAs,
the first is a Virtex-II device, with a choice
of 2V3000, 2V6000, or 2V8000 FPGAs. The
second FPGA comes pre-configured with
firmware for PCI interfacing and board control,
supporting a simplified and accelerated design
process. In addition, three DIME-II module
slots provide flexible expansion capability that
enables developers to construct fully customized
embedded systems using standard products. The
BenNUEY-PC104+ includes a separate power
distribution card, which ensures that all the power
requirements of the FPGAs in the system are
fulfilled. As the PC/104-Plus connector can
supply only a fraction of the current needed
in such high powered systems, Nallatech has
provided an additional power connector to each
carrier card, which can be connected directly to a
power source to become the main current path.
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For more information, visit www.nallatech.com.
www.nallatech.com
FEATURES
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PC/104-Plus form factor
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8 Mbytes of onboard ZBT SRAM
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11 point-to-point buses, two distributed buses,
and one 122-bit wide pipeline bus
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Three onboard programmable clock nets
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Includes API software
Three DIME slots for logic & I/O expansion
Up to 7 Virtex-II FPGAs
PCI FPGA pre-configured with PCI (32-bit/33
MHz) core
Up to 66 single-ended IO signals through ultra
SCSI connector
Fixed oscillator socket or user input connector
Supports triple DES bitstream encryption
Software support for Windows, Linux, and
VxWorks C/C++ development
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Targa Systems
Technobox
2081 Merivale Road, #200
Ottawa, Ontario K2G1G9 • Canada
PMB 300 • 4201 Church Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
VME25 Flash Disk
Targaʼs solid-state 6U VME Flash Disk has been
designed specifically to replace hard disk drives
in rugged aerospace and military environments.
The 6U VME board is available in a singleslot board (up to 30 Gbytes) and in a dual slot
configuration, with capacities up to 90 Gbytes.
Both convection-cooled and conduction-cooled
units are available. The VME25 Flash Disk
design meets demanding military standards
and is suitable for a wide range of airborne and
ground applications. The VME25 is available
in Fast and Ultra SCSI, as well as ATA and I/O
memory-mapped interfaces. A version is also
available in the CompactPCI 3U and 6U form
factors.
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FEATURES
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No moving parts
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Fast access times
Conduction-cooled
Convection-cooled
Capacities up to 90 Gbytes
MTBF 500,000 hours
Low power consumption
Write protect
High-speed erase
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3923
The 3923 is a FlexATX Processor PMC (PrPMC)
carrier and development platform. This carrier
board provides two PMC sites plus three PCI
card slots (two 64-bit and one 32-bit). Using the
3923, a designer can work with a single PrPMC,
dual PrPMCs, or a PrPMC and PMC for hardware and/or software development. All PCI slots
are keyed for 3.3-volt signaling. The PCI bus will
run at 66 MHz, if all PCI cards assert 66 MHz
enabled. At least one PMC site must be populated
with a PrPMC running in monarch mode. Site Aʼs
rear I/O is directed to connectors for a floppy disk
and/or external IDE device. The rear I/O for site
B is directed to a DIN connector that emulates
P2 of a VMEbus board. Each site has a fan to
cool the mounted PrPMC or PMC. LEDs provide
status for memory, configuration, I/O access,
power, PCI interrupt, and bus mastering activity.
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For more information, visit www.technobox.com.
All solid state
www.technobox.com
FEATURES
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FlexATX platform for PrPMC development and/or
delivery
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Dual PMC sites allow various configurations
with PrPMCs and PMCs
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Slots for three PCI cards (two 64-bit, one 32-bit)
rear I/O access for external IDE or floppy drive
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Auxiliary cooling for PMC sites
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Technobox
Advantech Embedded Computing
PMB 300 • 4201 Church Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
15375 Barranca Parkway, Suite A-106
Irvine, CA 92618
Toll Free: 1-800-866-6008
4044/4068 PCI-X to PMC-X Adapter
The 4044 is a passive adapter that permits operation of a standard 32- or 64-bit PCI-X card in a
PMC-X slot. One PCI-X edge finger connector
supports keying for 32-bit 5V signaling PCI cards.
A second edge finger connector supports keying
for 32-bit or 64-bit 3.3V signaling PCI-X cards.
A universal 5V/3.3V signaling PCI-X card can be
used in either position. An 8-layer design assures
optimal performance when using the adapter with
high-speed PCI-X boards. Six 20-pin box connectors provide an interface for a logic analyzer to
access the full 64-bit PCI-X bus. The pin out of
these connectors support HP 01650-63203 termination adapters. Color-coded test points are also
provided to allow supply voltage measurements.
LEDs monitor power supplies and key signals.
Logic provided on the board decodes the PCI-X
bus cycles into memory RD/WR, I/O RD/WR,
and configuration space RD/WR, with associated
LEDs providing indication of status. Pulse-stretchers allow visible detection of short-lived events.
Furthermore, a novel analog circuit provides a
voltage (0 to 1 VDC) proportional to the bandwidth utilization of the PCI bus. Schottky diodes
are used to minimize signal undershoot and other
transmission line effects. An optional Roboclock®
PLL clock buffer (P/N 4051) can be added to the
board to allow skewing of the front edge of the
PCI clock +/- 4 ns (in 1 ns steps) to optimize setup
and hold times on the PCI-X bus. The setting is
controlled using a rotary switch on the board.
A build option (P/N 4068) includes a 10 watt,
5-to-3.3 volt DC-to-DC converter.
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FEATURES
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Adapts 32 or 64-bit PCI cards to a PMC site
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8-layer design for optimal performance
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Access to JTAG chain between host and PCI
card
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LEDs convey PCI bus operation(PCI bus
command code decoded for individual LEDs)
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Supports bandwidth measurement
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LEDs display power, bus signals, and bus cycles
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Optional build with DC-to-DC converter to
support 5-volt systems
Supports PCI 33/66
Supports PCI-X 66/100/133
Logic analyzer headers (compatible with HP
1650-63203 termination adapters)
Schottky diodes minimize undershoot and
transmission line effects
Optional PLL clock buffer for +/- 4ns skewing of
PCI clock
PCM-7220
The PCM-7220 series Application Ready
Platform (ARP) integrates Intelʼs PXA255 processor and Windows CE .NET or Embedded
Linux solution in a 78mm x 104mm (3" x 4")
compact form factor. It is designed to provide
customers with a high-performance subsystem
board based on Intelʼs XScale™ technology with
character of ready-to-run, compact, and flexible
expansion to meet versatile application needs.
Certified platform functionality offers fast and
flexible Customized To Order Service (CTOS).
The PCM-7220 offers customers a fast time-tomarket and flexible reference platform that is
fully customizable. All functionality has been
completely certified and can be leveraged to
customize various hardware specifications and
system optimization needs based on customersʼ
requests. This solution platform, based on Intelʼs
XScale technology, offers rich I/O interfaces and
high performance, along with an Intel PXA255
processor complete with a 32-bit, and up to
400-MHz speed, SoC engine. It also reserves
interfaces for flexible configuration that will
exceed expectations for high performance vs.
cost. Expand your versatile needs through the
ARM Module Interface (AMI-120). Through this
unique open expansion interface, AMI-120, the
full line of AMI solution modules offers similar
expansion functionality as the PC/104 to x86
platforms. The AMI modules interface is also
open to customized solution modules as well.
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For more information, visit www.advantech.com/risc.
For more information, visit www.technobox.com.
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FEATURES
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RISC 2.5" ready-to-run SBC with an Intel PXA255
processor
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Windows CE .NET/Linux Platform integrates
with Advantech software solution including
Bootloader, device driver, OS kernel, and system utility in a pre-installed package on either
onboard Flash or CF card
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Multiple boot options through the onboard Flash,
extended memory module, or CF card
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Extended temperature (Advantech Phoenix
models) available as optional models
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Full power management for ultra-low-power
performance (Normal – <2.5 W/Suspend <200
mW)
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AMI-120 interface for quick function applications
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SM bus interface for battery powered applications
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Evaluation kit integrating 5.7" STN QVGA panel,
touchscreen, battery pack, 8DI & 8DO/8 x 8
matrix key pad (hot key) is available for project
feasibility evaluation
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Industrial mobile device platform
Distribution data management
Touch-base human machine interface
Medical and security controller or data entry
operator interfaces
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EL Technology Inc.
VMETRO, Inc.
46750 Fremont Blvd., #104
Fremont, Ca 94538
1880 Dairy Ashford, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77077
IPC-BAE7
The IPC-BAE7 is a high performance PC/104
CPU module that supports VIA Eden series
processors with clock speeds up to 800 MHz.
For ultimate performance capability, the IPCBAE7 packs all the functions of a versatile
system, including a VIA VT8606 VGA. Chipset
supports CRT and LCD with shared system
memory up to 32 Mbytes and Intel 82559ER
Ethernet. System memory is provided by one
SOMIMM socket that accommodates up to 512
Mbytes SDRAM. Watchdog timer, digital I/O,
USB, IDE, FDD, parallel and serial ports, and
CompactFlash socket also come with this board.
Also, the IPC-BAE7 power operates at only 5V.
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Send your inquiry to sales@elt-ipc.com.
www.ELT-IPC.com
FEATURES
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CompactFlash
Supports CRT, 18-bit TFT LCD
Intel 82559ER Fast Ethernet digital I/O (4 × in,
4 × out)
Vanguard
The Vanguard is a family of PCI, PMC, and
CompactPCI bus analyzers designed for debugging, testing, and validating of next-generation
PCI-X and PCI boards and systems. The analyzer
is able to capture and display all bus activity
in PCI-X/PCI-based systems up to 133 MHz
with powerful trigger and store qualifiers, and
offers real-time statistics to measure system
performance. The analyzer assists the designer
from the beginning of the design through the
integration phase. For hardware engineers, the
analyzer displays bus timing in waveform or
list form, giving the hardware designer a view
of the bus behavior. For software engineers, the
state analyzer provides an easy-to-read overview
of the bus transactions. For system integrators,
the analyzer provides performance monitors,
comparative analysis, and behavior qualification. The exerciser acts as a PCI-X or PCI master
target, with 8 Mbytes of memory or interrupter,
for emulation of not yet available devices. The
protocol checker detects 71 PCI-X or 45 PCI
protocol errors to determine if bus devices are
violating the specification. The compliance
test uses all functions of the Vanguard to
qualify ASICS, components, motherboards,
expansion cards, and systems compliance with
the PCI/PCI-X Local Bus Specification.
www.vmetro.com
FEATURES
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PCI, PMC, or CompactPCI form factor
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3.3V or 5V support
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Pre-defined and user-defined statistics
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Automatic protocol and compliance checker
0-133 MHz PCI-X and 0-67 MHz PCI support
2 Msample trace buffer at 256 bits
Concurrent and independent operation of all
functions
USB or Ethernet communication
Eight word recognizers and 16-level sequencer
for defining trigger events
Basic exerciser or enhanced exerciser with PCIX error injection
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EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
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Aurora Technologies, Inc.
Aurora Technologies, Inc.
10 Mupac Dr.
Brockton, MA 02301
Tel.: 508-588-6110
10 Mupac Dr.
Brockton, MA 02301
Tel.: 508-588-6110
Saturn 8520 PCI Multiport Serial Controller
www.auroratech.com
StarFabric Development Kit
The Saturn Multiport, an eight-port PCI communications controller, provides the performance
and reliability needed for high-speed serial
communications. Supports data transfer rates up
to 256 Kbits/sec synchronous and 230.4 Kbits/sec
asynchronous, full duplex.
This StarFabric Development Kit is designed to
aid you in your StarFabric application development and reduce time to market. The kit integrates Auroraʼs CP-SFX8 Fabric Card with CG
Mupacʼs 2.17 backplane and 585 Series eightslot, portable, aluminum enclosure.
The Saturn Multiport supports SPARC Solaris,
Rev. 7, 8, and 9; Solaris x86, Rev. 2.6, 7, and 8;
and Linux (kernel build 2.4.17 and above).
Auroraʼs PICMG 2.17 compliant CP-SFX8 6U
Fabric Card lets you implement a centralized fabric topology in a CompactPCI chassis. It features
efficient, low (less than 3µsecs) latency design
and offers aggregate bandwidth of 40 Gbits/sec.
The PMC site operates in monarch or non-monarch mode. The card is compatible with MS
Windows and Linux.
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Visit www.auroratech.com for more information.
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Eight ports from one PCI bus slot
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Synchronous data transfer rates up to 256
Kbits/sec and asynchronous data transfer rates
up to 230.4 Kbits/sec, full duplex, simultaneously
on all ports
Each port is assignable for synchronous or
asynchronous communications
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Supports SPARC Solaris, Rev. 7, 8, and 9; Solaris
x86, Rev. 2.6, 7, and 8; and Linux (as of kernel
build 2.4.17 and above)
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Interface options include:
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-RS-422/485 with DB-25 connectors via an external breakout box
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Compatible with Sun synchronous communications protocols
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Optional Aurora synchronous communications
protocol software for Sun Solaris include X.25
and HDLC LAPB
Highly serviceable and maintainable, the 9Uhigh 585 Series from CG Mupac features a flush
card cage accommodating eight 6U x 160mm
CompactPCI boards housed in a vertical orientation. The backplanes support IPMB as specified
in PICMG 2.9 rev. 1.0, 5.0, or 3.3-volt keying and
Hot Swap. Optional 1101.11 compliant 80mm
transition I/O cards are supported. Included
are: one 5.25" x 1.63"; one 3.5" x 1.0" accessible peripheral bay; one 3.5" internal bay 320W
autosense ATX power supply; dual 50/90CFM
fans; accepts Pentium, Celeron, or Pentium II/III
CompactPCI SBCs; Hot Swap compliant.
www.auroratech.com
FEATURES
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Aids you in your StarFabric application development
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Reduces time to market
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Eight-slot, 7U CompactPCI backplane with front
& rear I/O
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Features up to eight links to the backplane and
two front panel links with chassis
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Supports up to four node cards within the
chassis
15.75" (H) (9U) x 9.2/11.6" (W) x 11.7" (D) chassis
(400mm x 234/296mm x 297mm)
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C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
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GE Fanuc
General Standards Corporation
12090 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35803
3208 Whitesburg Drive SW • Huntsville, AL 35802
Tel.: 1-800-653-9970 • Fax: 256-880-8788
Intel Pentium M CompactPCI SBC (VMICPCI-7806)
www.gefanuc.com
GE Fanucʼs VMICPCI-7806 single-slot
CompactPCI SBC features the latest Intel Pentium M processor, operating at 1.1. or 1.6 GHz.
Fully compliant with PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI
Packet Switching Backplane (CompactPCI/PSB)
specifications, the VMICPCI-7806 offers the
robustness, reliability, and hot-swap features
required for demanding embedded computing
applications.
As a universal CompactPCI SBC, the VMICPCI7806 is capable of supporting applications as
either a system slot controller or a peripheral slot
controller. The PCI-to-PCI bridge interface to the
CompactPCI bus is automatically configured to
operate as either a transparent or non-transparent
bridge. This implementation is fully compliant
with PICMG 2.0 Rev. 3.0, PICMG 2.1 Rev. 2.0,
and PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Rev. 1.1.
The VMICPCI-7806 features a wide range of I/O
and storage interfaces through the front panel
as well as the backplane J3 connector to ensure
maximum flexibility. A 64-bit, 66/33-MHz PMC
site and 32-bit, 33-MHz PMC site enable further
I/O expansion.
Supports operating systems such as Windows
2000/Windows XP and Linux.
FEATURES
PMC-SIO4
The PMC-SIO4 is an easy-to-use, fourchannel, full-duplex RS-422/485 serial board.
Each channel can operate at up to 10 Mbits/
sec. Optional 32-Kbyte FIFO buffer for both
transmit and receive data on each channel (256
Kbytes total) provides for a smooth and efficient
interface between the serial interfaces and
the PMC host computer. The board is based on
the Zilog Z16C30 high-speed integrated Universal Serial Controller (USC), which supports
asynchronous, isochronous, bisync, monosync,
HDLC, SDLC, external sync, and 9-bit protocols.
The USC chip provides full duplex operation
with baud rate generators, digital phase-locked
loop for clock recovery, and a full duplex
DMA interface. The board only requires simple
read/write statements to operate. This board is
available on all form factors, including PCI,
CompactPCI, VME, and PC/104-Plus. See our
Web site for more details.
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Intel Pentium M processor at 1.1 GHz and 1.6
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Two PMC expansion sites
E-mail: sales@generalstandards.com for more information.
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Four full-duplex serial channels
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Up to 1-Mbits/sec asynchronous operation on
each channel
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Up to 32-Kbyte FIFOs for transmit and receive of
each channel (eight FIFOs total)
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Serial channel cabling via front panel of host
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Supports asynchronous, bisync, SDLC, HDLC,
and 9-bit protocols
IPMI 1.0 support
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Parity and CRC error detection
IDE and floppy drive interfaces
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DMA to/from Zilog Z16C30 (USC) to onboard
FIFOs
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DMA to/from onboard FIFOs to PMC host
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Programmable selectable data rates via
onboard baud rate generator per channel
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Sync word selection allows an interrupt upon
the reception of a user-specified character
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Extensive interrupt signaling capability
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VxWorks™ and WinNT™ drivers available
Up to 2 Gbytes DDR SDRAM
Two Ethernet controllers support 10/100/
1000Base-TX interfaces
Serial ATA support
Two high-performance, 16550-compatible serial
ports
Universal 64-bit/66-MHz CompactPCI bus interface
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Either RS-422/485 or RS-232 interface available
VxWorks™ and WinNT™ drivers available
Up to 10-Mbits/sec synchronous operation on
each channel
Built-in self-test capability verifies proper operation of the card
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C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
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Interphase Corporation
Interphase Corporation
2901 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75093
Tel.: 214-654-5000 • Fax: 214-654-5500
2901 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75093
Tel.: 214-654-5000 • Fax: 214-654-5500
45NS PMC Network Security Acceleration Module
The new 45NS (PMC) network security acceleration module from Interphase is designed to free
up host CPU cycles used for embedded security
software processing in todayʼs VPN, gateway,
secure router, firewall, IAD, and general-enterprise-network access servers. Integrating the
Interphase security accelerator card into these
applications will increase network efficiency and
response times by offloading bandwidth-intensive
IPSec and SSL security protocol processing from
the host CPU, and the hardware-based architecture of this solution will provide a new level of
reliability to network security applications. By
providing intelligent packet processing, the 45NS
module can perform a variety of functions for
addressing the complex security needs of todayʼs
enterprise and carrier grade systems, including
header analysis, payload extraction, compression,
encryption, authentication, and packet assembly.
Based on the specialized Hifn 7854 security
processor, the 45NS module accelerates basic
security algorithms including DES, 3DES, MD5,
SHA-1, RC4, and AES. Other product features
include support for full duplex OC-3/STM-1
(155-Mbits/sec) rates, true random number
generation, a 64-bit/66-MHz PCI bus with universal signaling, 64 Mbytes of private memory for
security session data and parameter storage, and
support for up to 512K simultaneous sessions.
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www.interphase.com
FEATURES
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Intelligent packet processing for IPSec and SSL
acceleration, offloading host CPUs of processintensive network security functions in nextgeneration applications such as VPNs, firewalls,
secure routers, IADs, gateways, and enterprise
network access servers
•
Specialized Hifn 7854 network security processor enables support for up to 512,000 simultaneous sessions
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Supports all major security and compression
protocols, including IPSec, 3DES, AES, and SHA
•
Modular design for a variety of environments,
including PCI, CompactPCI, VME, and proprietary architectures
•
Functions performed to offload host CPUs
from bandwidth-intensive security processing:
header analysis, payload extraction, compression, encryption, authentication, and packet
assembly
•
Support for full duplex OC-3/STM-1 (155 Mbits/
sec) rates, true random number generation,
64 Mbytes of private memory, public key support
with built-in public key processor
•
Software development tools for Linux utilizing
the FreeSWAN IPSec stack
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Custom development also available
4531S Intelligent PMC T3/E3 Communications Controller
www.interphase.com
(passive also available)
The 4531S PMC ATM over T3/E3 communications controller is designed for carrier-class
telecommunication networks supporting the
most demanding ATM applications in broadband
Internet access and integrated voice and data
over carrier and enterprise ATM backbones. This
ready-to-use, single port T3/E3 line interface is
fully standards-compliant and features software
development tools to facilitate immediate integration into CompactPCI, VME or other custom
telecommunication platforms. Featuring a
powerful MPC8260 RISC onboard processor
at 200 MHz, high performance architecture,
and advanced ATM functionality, the 4531S is
the industryʼs best choice for a powerful PMC
I/O solution in high availability servers driving
next-generation wireless broadband telecommunications. A passive, more economical T3/E3
solution is also available with Interphaseʼs 4531.
FEATURES
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Gateway-on-a-card capable for bridging of ATM
and Ethernet networks on a single slot
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Motorola’s MPC8260 (PowerQUICC II) onboard
processor at 200 MHz
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ATM protocol support for VBR, CBR, and UBR
Quality-of-Service (QoS) classes
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Fully integrated Fast Ethernet port on front panel
Software selectable T3 or E3 line interface
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For more information, visit www.interphase.com.
For more information, visit www.interphase.com.
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C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
Interphase Corporation
Interphase Corporation
2901 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75093
Tel.: 214-654-5000 • Fax: 214-654-5500
2901 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75093
Tel.: 214-654-5000 • Fax: 214-654-5500
4532 Intelligent PMC OC-3/STM-1 Communications Controller
(passive also available)
A gateway-on-a-card, the 4532 is an intelligent
ATM over OC-3/STM-1 controller, enabling
direct connectivity to SONET/SDH facilities,
thus eliminating the need for additional line
termination equipment. Featuring a software
selectable 155-Mbits/sec SONET/OC-3 or SDH/
STM-1 interface plus 10/100Base-T Ethernet
interface, the 4532 supports ATM to Ethernet
interworking. This functionality enables bridging of ATM and Ethernet networks on a single
card instead of an entire system. Other features:
ATM adaptation layers AAL0, 2, and 5; integrated CSU; and robust software development
environment for VxWorks and Solaris. Custom
software is also available. Purpose-designed
for the most demanding ATM applications,
including 2G/3G wireless (UMTS/W-CDMA,
CDMA2000/1 x RTT, and 3 x RTT), broadband Internet access (DSLAMs, gateways,
etc.), integrated voice/data over enterprise ATM
backbones, and converged next-generation networks (softswitches, media gateways, etc.). New
network processor blades are also available and
are purpose-built for 3G wireless and converged
NGN applications. The 4576 is also available
as a passive OC-3/STM-1 solution that is price/
performance maximized.
www.interphase.com
FEATURES
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Motorola MPC8260A (PowerQUICC II™) onboard
300 MHz processor
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Gateway-on-a-card capability for bridging ATM
and Ethernet networks
•
One software selectable SONET/SDH OC-3/
STM-1 interface (front access)
•
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One Fast Ethernet interface (front panel)
•
Integrated CSU eliminates the need for additional line termination equipment and allows
direct connectivity to SONET/SDH facilities.
•
ATM protocol support for VBR, CBR, and UBR
Quality-of-Service classes
•
Robust software development tools for seamless integration with a common architecture to
most Interphase products for ability to “mix-andmatch” between various interfaces and form
factors
Supports up to 64,000 virtual connections
Telecom clock management, master or slave
synchronization modes
4539 Intelligent PMC T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller
One card does it all – an unprecedented gatewayon-a-card technology on the Interphase T1/E1/J1
product family. Voice, data, ATM, frame relay,
and signaling traffic can be intermixed in order
to migrate to advanced networks without the
replacement of legacy equipment. The following
services can be supported, some simultaneously,
on one card: ATM, SS7, PPP, HDLC, Ethernet,
Frame Relay, X.25, ISDN, ATM to Ethernet
interworking, SS7 to Ethernet interworking,
frame relay and voice traffic over TDM, frame
relay conversion to IP over Ethernet, signaling
and IP over Ethernet, frame relay conversion
to ATM, signaling termination of narrowband
to broadband SS7 interworking, ATM to TDM
interworking, and voice pass-through to DSPs.
Other features include: Inverse Multiplexing for
ATM (IMA) – Aggregates bandwidth of up to
eight T1 lines; four to eight software-selectable
T1/E1/J1 interfaces; 10/100Base-T Ethernet
interface for remote LAN capability or interworking connectivity; integrated CSU eliminates the
need for additional line termination equipment;
MPC8264 processor at 300 MHz. Purpose-built
for 2G/3G wireless, broadband network access,
and converged next-generation networks (NGNs:
softswitches, media gateways, etc.).
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For more information, visit www.interphase.com.
For more information, visit www.interphase.com.
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www.interphase.com
(CompactPCI, PCI, CPSB also available)
FEATURES
•
MPC8264 (PowerQUICC II) 300 MHz onboard
processor
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Four or eight software selectable T1/E1/J1
interfaces with options for front or rear access
(8 ports on CompactPCI and CPSB products
only).
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One Fast Ethernet interface for remote management or interworking
•
Integrated CSU on T1 lines (eliminating the need
for additional line termination equipment) with
support for Facility Data Link
•
Support for ATM AAL0, AAL2, and AAL5
Adaptation Layers
•
Multiprotocol capable to support SS7, ATM,
Frame Relay, X.25, ISDN, HDLC, and PPP, plus
interworking of multiple protocols including ATM
to Ethernet, SS7 to Ethernet, and Narrowband
SS7 to Broadband SS7
•
Inverse Multiplexing for ATM (IMA), with
support for up to eight T1/E1/J1 lines for costeffective bandwidth aggregation
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PICMG 2.15 PTMC compliance (on PMC card)
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PICMG 2.16 CPSB compliance (on 1635 product)
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C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
Interphase Corporation
RadiSys
2901 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75093
Tel.: 214-654-5000 • Fax: 214-654-5500
5445 NE Dawson Creek Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124
iNAV 9200 Multiprotocol Gateway Appliance
www.interphase.com
(or as a Blade)
Application-ready solution offers multimillion
packet processing per second, predeveloped
protocol stacks for ATM-Ethernet interworkings, and more. The Interphase iNAV 9200 series
offers up to three times the protocol processing performance at a fraction of the price and
equipment real estate of alternative gateway
solutions for broadband access networks. iNAV
9200 is an advanced protocol bridging solution for DSLAM, cable head-end (CMTS), and
fixed wireless (LMDS) access environments.
In addition, it can function as a standalone
multiservice switch, wireless gateway, or a media
gateway, and can also be used to perform packet
routing/classification, ATM switching, or ATM
Segmentation and Reassembling (SARing).
Initial iNAV 9200 units will perform ATM–toEthernet or Ethernet-to-ATM interworking using
multiple OC-3/STM-1 and Fast/Gigabit Ethernet
interfaces. Future versions will support multiple
network protocols over T1/E1/J1, T3/E3, and
OC-12/STM-4 interfaces. A blade format of this
solution is also available, the Interphase iNAV
4000, operating as one function in a multi-slot,
multipurpose system.
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For more information, visit www.interphase.com.
FEATURES
•
Up to 5X improvement in price-to-performance
ratio over router alternatives on the market
today for bridging ATM and Ethernet networks
•
Purpose-built for convergence, wireless, and
broadband access applications
•
Wintegra WinPath Packet Processor:
Revolutionary design purpose-built for high-end
access networking yielding multimillion packet
processing per second
•
ATM to Ethernet interworking function bridges
ATM and Ethernet networks
•
High degree of configurability via industry
standard Command Line Interface (CLI) and
SNMP-style management
•
Facilitates IP routing and classification, ATM
switching, and SARing, Packets over SONET,
and Ethernet-to-ATM interworking
•
L2 to L4 header processing with extensive QoS
features
•
Data and control path functions in a single,
highly programmable platform for cost efficiency
and flexibility
SYS50
RadiSys SYS50, the industryʼs first fully integrated, CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 platform. The
SYS50 is ideal for high availability applications
such as signaling, media gateways, VoIP gateways, switching and routing functions, billing
servers, and storage servers including HLR and
VLR. The RadiSys SYS50 is the latest addition
to the companyʼs family of switched fabric blade
products based on CompactPCI, CompactPCI
2.16, and ATCA form factors and broadens the
companyʼs range of modules for blade servers,
SS7, dual OC-3c line cards, and NPU modules,
among others.
The RadiSys SYS50 is an integrated platform
consisting of a 9U chassis, layer 2 switches, CPU
blades, media modules, and platform management capability all integrated with the operating
system. RadiSys has pre-validated each building
block to ensure platform level compatibility. This
means customers no longer need to spend their
precious development time performing validation testing of individual building blocks from
multiple vendors, which can be time consuming.
Instead, the RadiSys SYS50 provides customers
a proven system platform that can be used as the
foundation for their production configuration,
shaving months off their development time.
www.radisys.com
FEATURES
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PICMG 2.16-compliant 9U platform
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Intel 1.2 GHz Pentium® III Processor-M
High availability design
Redundant 24-link port
Fast Ethernet, Layer 2 switches with built-in platform management software
512 Mbytes SDRAM with ECC
Ultra-2 SCSI controller (via PMC and PIM)
IDE: includes a 20-Gbyte IDE hard disk drive and
a 32x CD-ROM drive
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For more information, visit www.radisys.com.
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C O M M U N I C AT I O N S
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
Zephyr Engineering, Inc.
SBS Technologies, Inc.
1620 West Fountainhead Pkwy., Suite 320
Tempe, AZ 85282-1876
Tel.: 480-736-8714 • Fax: 480-732-8322
2400 Louisiana Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87110
ZPC.1900 Security Processor Development Platform
The ZPC.1900 Security Processor Development
Platform from Zephyr Engineering, Inc. is a
high-performance platform suitable for software
development of security applications, and is
the ideal development platform for MPC180,
MPC184, MPC185, or MPC190 security
processors. The ZPC.1900 Security Processor
Development Platform has onboard MPC180
and MPC185 security processors and offers
a complete single board solution. It also
supports a 32-bit 33/66-MHz PMC card, so you
can add either a ZPCI.3900 MPC190 security
processor module or a ZPCI.3901 MPC184
security processor module.
The standard ATX form factor gives you system
flexibility and allows mounting in a variety of
off-the-shelf cases from desktop to ruggedized rack-mount. There are plenty of onboard
resources with 64 Mbytes of 64-bit SDRAM
DIMM (expandable to 128 Mbytes), 2 Mbytes of
Flash (expandable to 18 Mbytes), two Ethernet
ports (10Base-T and 100Base-T), two RS-232
ports, JTAG COP connector for CPU emulator, and Mictor logic analyzer connectors. You
have all the resources you need to develop your
applications. The ZPC.1900 is your solution
to long hardware lead times and is perfect for
software developers. Set up your software
environment virtually overnight and start
development immediately.
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For more information, e-mail info@ZPCI.com.
www.ZPCI.com
FEATURES
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MPC8265 CPU with onboard MPC180 and
MPC185 security processors
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32-bit, 33/66-MHz PMC slot for MPC184 and
MPC190 security processor modules
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Onboard 2 Mbytes Flash ROM with SIMM
socket for expansion to 18 Mbytes
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DIMM socket for up to 128 Mbytes SDRAM
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One each 10Base-T and 100Base-T Ethernet
ports
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JTAG COP CPU emulator connector
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Two RS-232C serial ports
•
Three 96-pin DIN connectors for user expansion
•
Mictor connectors for logic analyzer connection
•
Standard motherboard footprint fits standard
ATX chassis
Separate 8-Kbyte EEPROM for boot configuration
CONSUMER
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EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
IB4X-PMC 2
SBSʼ dual-port, 10-Gbit/sec, PMC InfiniBand
Host Channel Adapter (HCA) is engineered
to drive the full performance of high-speed
InfiniBand fabrics. Designed to provide the high
throughput and low CPU utilization required
for a 10-Gbit/sec database or High Performance
Computing Clustering (HPCC), the HCA is
configured with 256 Mbytes of DDR memory.
The InfiniBand architecture defines and supports
many applications, most with Remote Direct
Memory Access (RDMA) capabilities. RDMA,
combined with the inherent characteristics of
InfiniBand, offers a high level of dexterity and
enables high performance clustering, communication, and storage traffic to run over an
InfiniBand fabric. Application support includes:
Sockets Direct Protocol (SDP) for running over
existing TCP applications without modification; Internet Protocol over InfiniBand (IpolB)
to run IP over InfiniBand links; SCSI Remote
Protocol (SRP) for storage area networking
(SAN). Embedded application support includes:
video streaming, aerospace, military, and electronic controls. The IB4X-PMC-2 is based on
Mellanoxʼs InfiniHost™ silicon featuring an
HCA core capable of full-wire-speed transmissions over InfiniBand links. With a full
hardware implementation of the InfiniBand
architecture and hardware transport, the core
fully supports RDMA transfers to reduce CPU
overhead and to free the host processors for
application use.
www.sbs.com
FEATURES
•
Second-generation, 10-Gbit/sec, InfiniBand 4x
HCA PMC IBTA v1.0a compatible design
•
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Supports up to 16 million queue pairs
•
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Low latency transport
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Sophisticated Quality-of-Service (QoS) features
InfiniRISC™ embedded RISC processor
HCA core capable of full-wire-speed transmissions over InfiniBand links
256 Mbytes DDR memory
Multicast, atomic, and large message support
Support for eight data Vls, plus the VL15 management lane
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Advantech Embedded Computing
Datalight Inc.
15375 Barranca Parkway, Suite A-106
Irvine, CA 92618
Toll Free: 1-800-866-6008
21520 30th Dr SE, M/S110
Bothell, WA 98021
OFPC-215
Advantechʼs OFPC-215 Series Open Frame Panel
Computer is the newest model of our reengineered
Open Frame PC line designed to provide customers
with maximum flexibility, performance, and integration ease. The OFPC-215 Series includes a touchpanel monitor with a computer system box joined
together, perfect for integration into large, more
complex systems. Because of the OFPC-215ʼs modular design, customers can choose the right SBC/LCD
panel configuration that suits their application needs
best, plus use numerous third-party components. The
modular design allows for easy upgrades and the
flexibility to be easily adapted to different housings
as well. Scalable from Pentium III CPUs up to 1.26
GHz for increased multimedia support to a VIA low
power processor for reduced cost and lower power
usage, the OFPC-215 simplifies cabling issues, I/O
configuration, and chassis design. Great flexibility
and scalable – Advantech Open Frame computers are
designed to fit anywhere developers have space or
environment constraints. Flexible and interchangeable
choices are key to meeting niche application needs.
The OFPC-215 is based on our industrial-proven box
PC series that offers a choice of integrated SBCs that
can go into housings and can easily be mounted on
or into equipment. Our LCD touch monitors have
been used in the harshest environments, including
HMI, kiosks, and other applications. Their steel, open
frame design can integrate customersʼ specific IDs
(faceplates) for image and branding concerns. The
system is prime for expansion, with ordering options
such as Giga-LAN, VESA mounting, and CD-ROM/
RW/Combo available. The unit accepts all major OS
configurations, with available embedded OS and
driver support.
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For more information, visit www.advantech.com/acg.
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www.advantech.com/acg
INDUSTRIAL
INDUSTRIAL
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
TS-5600 SBC
www.datalight.com
ROM-DOS is the essential operating system
for x86 devices. Since its introduction in 1989,
ROM-DOS is the essential operating system for
x86 devices. From its long success in the embedded arena, ROM-DOS has expanded worldwide
into desktops and servers. ROM-DOS handles
todayʼs large disk drives and long file names.
FEATURES
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15" high brightness TFT LCD with 1024 × 768
resolution
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Touch panels provide options, including SAW,
capacitive, resistive, SAW for vandal proof, and
strength
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Computer system boxes provide SBC options of
P III, VIA low power processor, or Ezra
•
Attachable and detachable LCD touch panels
in different sizes and different levels of SBC
systems
•
On Screen Display (OSD) for screen tuning and
quick display adjustment
•
Strong standalone system with a versatile function set that includes support for 1x SDRAM up
to 512 Mbytes
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2" × 3.5" HDD bays
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PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
PCI and PC/104 expansion
2 × USB ports, 1 × parallel port, 4 × serial ports,
1 × 100Base-T Ethernet
MIC-in, SPK-out, Line-in/out, DC-out (for LCD)
and CD-audio in
With ROM-DOS, the current standards of long
filename support, permitting file names up to
255 characters, FAT32 support, and providing
complete access to large disk drives, are directly
available within the kernel, so no extra drivers need to be loaded. Long file names can be
read, written, and deleted on large hard drives
with ROM-DOS using standard DOS/Windows
APIs. Minimize your risks. ROM-DOS is solid
and fully supported. The interface to DOS and its
internal functions are well documented. Instead
of spending valuable development time researching function calls or learning new development
suites, you can go straight to work using a stable,
well understood OS, and save costs.
ROM-DOS gives you the power and freedom
to manipulate ROM creatively. You can embed
the OS, as well as applications. With Datalightʼs
Superboot technology, you can create hidden
partitions that can reside on any disk. Within a
ROM-DOS Superboot partition you can contain
system recovery software, so if software fails,
you can restore the device from ROM and avoid
the costs of failed product returns.
FEATURES
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RXE – Relocatable Executables
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Full technical support
•
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Datalight Reliance™
Build – Customizable Kernel
Dynamic device driver
SOCKETS™ – embedded TCP/IP stack
FAT32 kernel support
LFN kernel support
Datalight FlashFX
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Visit www.datalight.com for more information.
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Grid Connect
Hartmann Elektronik GmbH
Tel.: 630-245-1445 • Fax: 630-245-1717
E-mail: sales@gridconnect.com
Motorstrasse 43 • D-70499
Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 711 13989 0 • Fax: +49 711 8661191
CAN Interfaces: USB, PCI, Parallel, and Chips
Grid Connect supplies all types of CAN products
for developers and plant engineers. The complete
set of adapters for CAN 2.0B support baud rates
up to 1 Mbit and a full featured set of software.
The adapters for the PC include USB, Firewire,
Parallel, PCI, ISA, PC/104, and custom. The rich
set of software includes a FREE set of Windows
or Linux drivers with a basic software API. A
more advanced API is available for a small cost.
Protocol aware tools and stacks are available for
many protocols including: CANOpen, DeviceNet,
J1939, and others. Diagnostic tools for CAN,
CANOpen, and Detective are also available
to help the end-user troubleshoot live network
problems. The DSTni-LX and EX chips with two
on-chip CAN interfaces provide the embedded
OEM a single-chip solution with royalty FREE
software. The DSTni chips provide high-speed
CAN hardware and protocol software along with
the other integrated peripherals: 10/100Base-T,
serial ports, SPI, I2C, USB, and Profibus. Grid
Connect (formerly Synergetic/Lantronix) has
been a leader in the embedded and networking
marketplace for more than 15 years. Grid Connect
believes companies should provide network
hardware (chips, controllers, and packaged
systems) at reasonable prices and provide high
quality software and services to their customers.
www.gridconnect.com
FEATURES
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Hardware adapters for USB, Fireware, Parallel,
PCI, PC/104, and ISA
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Free Windows 98/2000/NT device drivers
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DeviceNet and CANOpen tools
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Full CAN 2.0B compliance
Free software API to read/write/open/close
Free Linux device driver
Advanced software API available for complex
software applications
DSTni-LX and EX system-on-chip solutions for
embedded OEMs
Custom hardware and software available
Bridge Boards
The Bridge boards by Hartmann Elektronik provide an interface between the PCI/CompactPCI
bus and StarFabric. The bridge translates
parallel PCI traffic into serial frame format for
transmission across StarFabric. The fabric interface consists of two, 2.5-Gbit/sec full duplex
links. These links comprise four aggregated
622-Mbit/sec LVDS differential pairs, which
greatly simplify implementation. Itʼs your
choice: The two links can be bundled to create a
5-Gbit/sec full duplex unit. Or, if you prefer,
a redundant connection can be implemented
by using the links separately.
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Separate application: concurrent data transfer to
two remote systems
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Non-transparent mode: economical clustering
of several CPUs, increased computing power,
creation of redundant systems
The parallel data traffic is converted to a serial
format by a StarFabric IC and transferred via
cat5 cable pairs.
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StarFabric – a net of PCI buses: The bridge boards
extend your PCI bus and connect it to other PCI
or CompactPCI systems – and at distances of up
to 13 meters in each case. This configuration
allows a single low-priced PC CPU to control
more than 1000 Compact PCI system components
– with data transfer rates of up to 880 Mbytes/
sec. Greatest benefit to you: The bridge mode
(transparent function) does not require additional
software drivers that slow down your system.
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INDUSTRIAL
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
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Lanner Electronics Inc.
MEN Micro
925 Canada Court
City of Industry, CA 91748
Tel.: 626-581-1898 • Fax: 626-581-1897
3740 North Josey Lane, Suite 203
Carrollton, TX 75007
Tel.: 972-939-2675
EM-660A/B
EM-660A/B is based on the VIA Eden lowpower processor and the feature rich VIA
VT8606/VT82C686B chipset. The VT8606 chip
with integrated graphics supports a 36-bit LDC
display panel and two channels of 18-bit LVDS.
Other features include one SODIMM socket for
up to 512 Mbytes of SDRAM system memory,
one Realtek RTL8100B 10/100Base-T NIC, one
PCI expansion slot, one CompactFlash type I/II
socket, one PC/104 slot, and four COM ports.
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E-mail: sales@lanner-usa.com for more information.
www.lanner-usa.com
FEATURES
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VIA Eden/Ezra low-power CPU onboard
VIA chipset with integrated AGP 4X graphics
36-bit TFT and two channels LVDS support
10/100Base-T NIC and AC-97 audio
Four COMs, one LPT, four USBs, one IrDA, and
PC104/PCI
INDUSTRIAL
INDUSTRIAL
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
EM04N Embedded System Module
The EM04N, an Embedded System Module
(ESM), is a complete SBC. ESMs address
the most common challenges of embedded
applications: how to meet tailored applicationspecific I/O requirements while minimizing
development time and design risk. Specialized
I/O on an ESM can be implemented on a customized carrier board, keeping design costs low
and making the final solution extremely costeffective. ESMs consist of basic hardware
including a processor, support chipset, memory,
and common computer I/O. Most ESMs include
an FPGA for implementing application-specific
I/O. Board support packages (BSPs) are available
for the most prevalent operating systems. A complete embedded system can be configured with a
standalone ESM, with an ESM on an applicationspecific carrier card, or with an ESM and stacked
PC/104-Plus I/O modules. The EM04N features
the MPC8245 PowerPC (Kahlua II) microprocessor with clock speeds from 266 MHz to
400 MHz. The EM04N is ideal for low-cost,
deeply embedded applications in harsh environments, such as machine control, man-machine
interfaces, fieldbus bridges, or embedded
Linux PCs.
www.menmicro.com
FEATURES
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PowerPC MPC8245/266 MHz (optional 400 MHz)
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Graphics controller (with 16 Mbytes SDRAM) via
FPGA Dual 100Base-T ports
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Two serial RS-232 communications ports
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Additional interfaces for CAN and IDE via FPGA
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Linux and VxWorks board support
Cyclone 250,000 gate FPGA
Up to 512 Mbytes SDRAM
SO-DIMM socket for SDRAM
CompactFlash socket
The EM04N has a large onboard FPGA that
can be used to implement a wide variety of I/O
functionality, including graphics controllers,
serial interfaces, CAN bus, or others.
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Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Micro/sys
199 Riverneck Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
3730 Park Place
Montrose, CA 91020
ImpactRT 3100
www.mc.com
RapidIO bandwidth: 60 Gbytes/sec – Communication bottlenecks are eliminated by a RapidIO
switch fabric. Each compute node and I/O node
in the ImpactRT 3100 system has a direct connection to the RapidIO switch fabric, yielding
an aggregate of 60 Gbytes/sec of simultaneous
communication among the nodes. This tremendous bandwidth supports an immense amount
of data streaming through the system so that the
computational power of the ImpactRT 3100 gets
maximum utilization.
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SBC1586
www.embeddedsys.com
The SBC1586 is a Pentium PC/104 computer
with CompactFlash. Based on the Low-Power
Embedded Pentium processor with MMX technology, it packs plenty of memory and copious
amounts of storage into a PC/104-sized board.
The First RapidIO Multi-computer – The
ImpactRT 3100 multi-computer is the new
flagship of Mercuryʼs product line, scaling to
2.4 TeraOPS of processing and over 60 Gbytes
of communication ban width in a single
CompactPCI chassis. This quantum leap in
system performance delivers a strong long-term
growth path for developers of applications in
medical imaging, semiconductor wafer inspection, defense electronics, or any industry where
high compute density is required.
Power: Up to 600 GFLOPS/2.4 TeraOPS – The
ImpactRT 3100 architecture balances computing, communications, and I/O, scaling system
capabilities to meet a wide range of application-specific requirements. Harnessing PowerPC
7445 microprocessors to reach 600 GFLOPS or
2.4 TeraOPS, the ImpactRT 3100 multi-computer
has the muscle to plow through the toughest
computing tasks.
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With 1 Mbyte of onboard Flash, accessible as a
read/write disk, and up to 256 Mbytes of DRAM,
many large programs can be run. However,
if additional storage capacity is required, the
CompactFlash connector allows hundreds of
megabytes of removable program and data
storage. External IDE drives can also be connected
when necessary.
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The first RapidIO multi-computer
Scales to 76 processors
Up to 600 GFLOPS/2.4 TeraOPS
60 Gbytes/sec over the RapidIO switch fabric
Up to 10 Gbytes/sec Fiber I/O
Software compatible with RACE++ systems
Four serial ports, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, a printer
port, a USB port, three counter/timers, and a
watchdog timer mean that the SBC1586 wonʼt
require any additional I/O for many applications.
However, if additional capabilities are needed,
PC/104 expansion allows a wide variety of I/O
cards to be stacked on the SBC1586.
Micro/sys installs a ready-to-run firmware system at no cost. This firmware includes a complete industrial BIOS, board setup screens, and
application download utilities, and can create a
DOS-like execution environment immediately
upon powerup. Borland or Microsoft C/C++
16-bit .EXE files can be downloaded to the board
upon receipt. Alternatively, the computer may
be configured to boot 32-bit operating systems
upon powerup. A development kit that includes
cables, sample software, and full documentation
is available.
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Compact PC/104 footprint
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DOS, Windows 95/98/NT, Linux, Windows CE, NT
Embedded, VxWorks
Low-Power Pentium, 166 or 266MHz
Up to 256 Mbytes SDRAM
CompactFlash connector
Four serial ports
One USB port
10/100Base-T Ethernet
Watchdog timer
CPU and ambient temperature sensors
Battery-backed real-time clock
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Microbus Inc.
SBS Technologies, Inc.
10849 Kinghurst, Ste. 105 • Houston, TX 77099
Tel.: 1-800-688-4405 • Fax: 281-568-4604
E-mail: sales@microbus-usa.com
2400 Louisiana Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87110
WIB200 Series
WIB200 is a rugged, full-featured Wireless
LAN product family in the PC/104-Plus form
factor. The WIB200 modules plug onto your
PC/104-Plus CPU modules and upgrade your
embedded system into a wireless network
device. The WIB200 modules are now available for all the 802.11x modes: 11b, 11a, 11g,
and 11a/b/g. These modules include a complete
set of drivers and networking tools to support
operating systems including Windows ME,
98SE, 2000, XP, and Linux.
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www.microbus.com
FEATURES
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PC/104-Plus form factor
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802.11g 2.4 GHz, 54 Mbits/sec
Rugged design
Single or dual antenna
802.11b, 2.4 GHz, 11 Mbits/sec
802.11a, 5 GHz, 54 Mbits/sec
802.11a/b/g multiband
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PC7 Rugged
A rugged all-in-one computer with integrated
power supply installed in a very compact EMIprotected metal housing – dust and water proof
per IP67. The PC7 Rugged is designed to meet the
needs of embedded applications such as machine
control, communication, data processing, data
acquisition, etc. It addresses industrial automation, measurement, military, and similar markets
with the protection needed to conform to class
IP67. Supported operating systems are Windows
2000/ NT/ XP, QNX, VxWorks, Linux, and
others. The all-in-one concept with flexible
processor and RAM configurations and an
impressive array of peripherals including
video interface, Ethernet, HD, and FlashDrive,
combined with a custom specific assembly
service provides optimized price/performance
for all kinds of OEM applications. Special
features include four serial channels with flexible opto-isolated RS-232 or RS-422 interfacing,
a CANbus device for low-cost fieldbus I/O, and
five opto-isolated I/O lines. Three PC/104-Plus
slots enable custom specific extensions such as
Interbus-S, Profibus, Device-Net, and others.
Rugged needs are addressed with an extended
temperature range of up to –40°C to +50°C, and
with increased shock and vibration immunity.
www.sbs.com
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Custom specific, low-cost assembly versions
available
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566-MHz Celeron; 700-MHz Pentium III
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Conduction cooling
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Three PMC/104+ extension slots
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Up to 256 Mbytes SDRAM with ECC
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Opto-isolated I/O
CE compliant
EMI protection, Flash drive up to 512 Mbytes or
local 2.5" hard disk
Optional –40°/+50°C
Fast Ethernet
CANbus for low-cost I/O
10-30VDC power supply
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SCIDYNE
SCIDYNE
649 School Street
Pembroke, MA 02359-3649
Tel.: 781-293-3059 • Fax: 781-293-4034
649 School Street
Pembroke, MA 02359-3649
Tel.: 781-293-3059 • Fax: 781-293-4034
ADIO-104 Analog and Digital I/O Module
Analog and digital I/O module designed to
satisfy mainstream and cost-sensitive applications. The ADIO-104 will be the only peripheral
board required in many instances. The sixteen
single-ended, 12-bit analog inputs are independently programmable to operate in one of four
ranges: ±5V, ±10V, +5V or +10V. This feature
effectively increases the dynamic range to 14-bits
when using range-switching software techniques.
The analog-to-digital converter operates at up to
50 Ksamples/sec and allows the separate acquisition and conversion intervals to be controlled by
the host software or automatically timed by the
ADIO-104 hardware. A special feature allows
simultaneous (Phase-Coherent) acquisition on
identically configured analog input pairs. Eight
12-bit analog outputs are provided and share
a common jumper selectable output range and
can be updated simultaneously using a single
software command, a necessity in phase-critical
applications such as X-Y positioning. Depending
on the model purchased, all analog outputs are
automatically set to zero-scale (RZ) or mid-scale
(RM) during a hardware reset. Three 8-bit digital
I/O ports are provided. PORT-A is bidirectional
and can be software programmed for input or
output operation on a 4-bit nibble basis. PORT-B
has six bidirectional channels and two dedicated
input channels. Pull-up resistors on the four
lower channels simplify connections to external
switches, contact closures, and open-collector
devices. PORT-C is an output-only port.
www.scidyne.com
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Analog I/O and digital I/O in an inexpensive
PC/104 module
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Sixteen 12-bit, multi-range analog inputs (±10V,
±5V, +5V, +10V)
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Over 50 Ksamples/sec analog input throughput,
self-timed or user-controlled acquisition
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Eight 12-bit multi-range analog outputs (+5V,
+10V, –5V, –10V, ±5V, ±10V)
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24 digital I/O channels, four of which are 50VDC
open-drain outputs
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One 8-bit binary pulse accumulator (counter)
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Single +5V power requirement
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Standard J1/P1 stack-through connector
Interrupt fully supports sharing and access to all
PC/104 bus IRQs
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DIO96-104 High-Density Digital I/O Module 100-7618
The DIO96-104 provides 96 TTL/CMOS compatible digital I/O channels arranged as four
24-bit groups. Each group is divided into three
8-bit ports and is controlled by a separate
82C55A peripheral interface chip. This industry
standard device offers very flexible configurations, including software programmable port
directions and strobed I/O handshaking. The
I/O circuitry has been designed without passive pull-up or pull-down resistors allowing the
userʼs application to individually dictate how
each channel will be handled during reset and
input modes. External devices connect to the
DIO96-104 through four identical 26-pin IDC
flat-ribbon headers, which include access to
the hostʼs +5VDC supply for powering external
circuitry. A standard J1/P1 stack-through connector allows the DIO96-104 to reside anywhere
within an 8-bit PC/104 stack. Adding an optional
J2/P2 connector provides 16-bit stack-through
compatibility.
www.scidyne.com
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96 digital I/O channels
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Low-power CMOS design
Uses industry standard 82C55A chips
Supports input, output, and strobed I/O operations
Single +5V power requirement
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PORT-C four upper channels feature 50V165ma
open-drain MOSFETs
Optional J2/P2 connector provides 16-bit stackthrough compatibility
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Technobox
Technoland
PMB 300 • 4201 Church Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
1050 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
3761
The 3761 is an Ultra 160 SE/LVD SCSI controller. The ULTRA160 SCSI PMC provides an
interface connection between a host board PCI
bus and a SCSI device. Designed around an LSI
Logic 53C1000 controller, the 3761 supports
operation with either single-ended or low-voltage
differential signaling. The 53C1000R also features an intelligent processing engine that reduces
processor overhead in handling SCSI interface
operations. Signaling mode is automatically
set. Furthermore, the board will automatically
accommodate 32 or 64-bit bus width, 3.3V or 5V
signaling, and either a 33 or 66-MHz clock. The
SCSI bus is available out the front panel through
a 68-pin VHDCI connector per ANSI X3.131
specification. An active termination network
for each SCSI signal line terminates the SCSI
bus. Termination can be toggled on or off by
setting a DIP switch. Onboard LEDs indicate
operational status.
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For more information, visit www.technobox.com.
www.technobox.com
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Provides a single Ultra160 SE/LVD interface
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Automatic setting of signaling mode, bus width,
and clock
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Front-panel status LEDs
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Flash-resident boot code
LSI 53C1000R controller
Front panel connectivity via 68-pin VHDCI connector with user-selectable active termination
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TL-EmbSBC ET710
www.technoland.com
Technoland introduces a cutting-edge ETX
(Embedded Technology Extended) CPU module,
the TL-EmbSBC ET710. This module shortens
product development time and offers flexible
time-to-market solutions for OEM/ODM clients.
The TL-EmbSBC ET710 is an embedded plug-on
module. It can be placed on a customized baseboard according to the customerʼs specific needs.
Since the baseboard can be designed separately,
it can dramatically reduce custom product
development time.
The TL-EmbSBC ET710 is an extremely compact
CPU module based on the Intel 815EB chipset.
The board also has four board-to-board, highdensity interface connectors for I/O signals that
plug onto baseboards specific to customersʼ applications. Additional onboard standard interfaces
include two IDEs, two serial ports, one parallel
port, four USB ports, and one IrDA interface.
Other advanced features for the TL-EmbSBC
ET710 include PCI-to-ISA bridge support (three
ISA compatible slots).
The ETX CPU fits the needs of industrial PC-based
applications and can simply plug onto any form
factors, including ATX, PICMG, CompactPCI,
ISA, PCI, PISA, and VME, with no hassle. The
interchangeability and scalability of both the
TL-EmbSBC ET710 and the baseboard provide
the fastest time-to-market solutions for embedded
applications.
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Supports Intel Mobile Pentium III or ULV Celeron
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2 COM ports, 4 USB, watchdog timer, PCI-to-ISA
bridge
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Small form factor: 95mm x 114mm (3.74" x 4.5")
133MHz FSB, 933MHz CPU clock
Requires no CPU fan
Intel 815EB chipset, ATI M6 VGA controller
16 Mbytes VGA memory, CRT/LCD support
Intel 82801 10/100 LAN with Intel 82562E PHY
One SO-DIMM socket for up to 512 Mbytes
SDRAM
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Technologic Systems, Inc.
VersaLogic Corp.
16610 E. Laser Dr., #10
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
3888 Stewart Rd
Eugene, OR 97402
1-800-824-3163
TS-5600 SBC
New PC-compatible SBC features PCMCIA
slot, Fast Ethernet, IDE CompactFlash, 12-bit
A/D, 12-bit DAC, digital I/O, and more. The
new TS-5600 is a PC-compatible SBC based
on the 133-MHz AMD 5x86 with 32 Mbytes
of onboard high-speed SDRAM (64 Mbytes
available). The embedded PC BIOS provides
the standard PC BIOS calls and redirects the
console to a COM port. The standard PCMCIA
slot supports 802.11b WiFi cards, cellular
modems, and a wide variety of card bus and PC
cards including: modems, ATA hard drives, network cards, and various data acquisition cards.
The onboard Fast Ethernet adapter is connected
via PCI bus to provide connection to Local Area
Networks and the Internet. The system will boot
to an IDE device in the form of CompactFlash.
Direct booting is supported for: Linux, DOS,
QNX, Pharlap, SMX, etc. Technologic Systemsʼ
embedded distribution of Linux can provide
complete network connectivity and includes kernel drivers for analog I/O, digital I/O, watchdog
timer, etc. TS-Linux is open-source GNU/Linux
using a 2.4.18 kernel and the standard GlibC.
Many binaries will copy directly from a desktop
system to TS-Linux and will run without modification. Analog options include a six-channel
12-bit A/D and a two-channel 12-bit DAC.
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www.embeddedx86.com
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133-MHz 586, 32 Mbytes RAM
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Bootable IDE CompactFlash
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CMOS setup and RTC are PC standard, battery
backup optional
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23 digital I/O
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Alphanumeric LCD and matrix keypad interface
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Two RS-232 serial ports (RS-485 available)
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Single +5VDC supply
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PC/104 bus, dimensions: 4.3" x 5.6"
Bobcat for industrial automation
When selecting a PC board for your industrial
application, be sure that it can withstand the harsh
environment of the factory floor. Many computers donʼt have what it takes to stand up to the
environmental fluctuations, shock, vibration, and
contaminant exposure that industrial equipment
may be subjected to. For real industrial applications, you need an embedded computer that
is rock solid, well supported, and designed for
rugged applications.
PC-compatible x86
PCMCIA socket
10/100 Ethernet
12-bit A/D and DAC options
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The Bobcat 586 PC/104-Plus SBC has earned
a reputation for flawless operation in even the
most extreme environments. The Bobcat utilizes a
low-power 586 processor, accepts a DiskOnChip
for up to 1 Gbyte local storage, includes four
COM ports, a Fast Ethernet port, PC/104 and
PC/104-Plus expansion, and 64 Mbytes of
onboard RAM. Also, the Bobcat is available
in an extended temperature (–40° to +85°C)
version and can operate without a battery.
OEMs and system integrators especially like
the field-upgradeable BIOS with reconfigurable
defaults, remote network boot capability, and
built-in reliability features like the Vcc-sensing
reset circuit. Thereʼs a whole lot of functionality
packed onto one PC/104-Plus board, combined
with the advantage of VersaLogic support with
every one we ship. (Platinum Vendor, VDC
2002-2003 industry reports.)
www.VersaLogic.com
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133-MHz 486/586 class CPU
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Vcc sensing reset circuit
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Network boot capability (third-party boot code
not included)
64 Mbytes system RAM
Dual-speed fast Ethernet
32-pin DiskOnChip socket
Battery-backed SRAM option
Four COM ports
PC/104 and PC/104-Plus expansion interface
Watchdog timer
Two general-purpose timer inputs
Extended temperature option (100 MHz)
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Vibren Technologies
WinSystems, Inc.
80 Central Street
Boxborough, MA 01719-1200
715 Stadium Drive
Arlington, TX 76011 U.S.A.
Reptron Modular Development Platform (MDP)
Vibren Technologies is a reseller of Reptronʼs
Modular Development Platform (MDP) for
embedded product solutions. The MDP system
is a modular reference platform providing the
software developer with a hardware target to
complete application software development early
in the product design cycle. The MDP includes
a motherboard and pre-designed and tested plugin modules including CPU module, LCD Panel
Interface module, PCMCIA/CompactFlash module, I/O module, and Communication module.
Vibren Technologies has developed a Windows
CE .NET 4.2 board support package (BSP) for
the MDP. Vibrenʼs in-depth understanding of
the platform allows for a complete software
development solution including: BSPs for other
embedded operating systems. Customization and
enhancements to add new features and functions
to match customer requirements. Custom application development and integration. Integration
consulting to assist customers in determining how
the board best fits into their architectural design.
www.vibren.com
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EBC-C3
www.winsystems.com
The EBC-C3 is an EBX-compatible, Pentiumbased SBC offering a wide operational
temperature range from –40º to +85º celcius.
This powerful CPU gives engineers a highperformance, cost-effective, and low-power
x86 engine for computational-demanding,
embedded applications.
FEATURES
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Motherboard; seven module slots, local bus
interconnect
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SH7750R CPU with 16 or 32 Mbytes Flash, 64
Mbytes SDRAM
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Ethernet controller 10Base-T/100Base-TX USB
1.1 and four-channel serial port controllers
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PCMCIA and CompactFlash connectors
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LCD controller with touchscreen and backlight
controls
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For more information, visit www.vibren.com.
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Future CPUs PXA255 XScale, ARM, SH7727/7760,
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Windows CE .NET 4.2 board support package
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System-level and application software development
Provides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections
Configured with a 733-MHz CPU, the EBCC3 comes equipped with two 10/100 Ethernet
controllers, advanced 4X AGP flat panel/CRT
video support, four serial channels, 48 digital
I/O lines, AC97 audio controller, and the
standard AT peripheral feature set. It supports
expansion with PC/104 and PC/104-Plus
connectors or with 4 USB ports. The board
measures 5.75" x 8.0".
The EBC-C3 is designed to run both 16-bit and
32-bit x86 instruction set software. It is compatible with Microsoftʼs Windows CE.NET and
XPe systems along with the applications that
run on them. It also supports Linux and other
PC-compatible x86 operating systems such
as QNX and VxWorks. Its PC software compatibility assures easy program development and
checkout.
WinSystems has specialized in designing and
manufacturing embedded computers for industrial applications for more than 22 years. The
company has gained an excellent reputation for
its innovative design and engineering skills and is
recognized as a leading supplier of embedded PC
board-level products.
FEATURES
• 733 MHz, low-power C3 processor
• x86-compatible, EBX-compliant SBC
• Dual 10/100 Ethernet and four USB controllers
• High resolution 4 x AGP video controller with
CRT and LVDS flat panel support
• 48 Bidirectional TTL digital I/O lines
• Four RS-232 serial ports with FIFO, COM1, and
COM2 with optional RS-422/485/J1708 support
• Two dual Ultra DMA/100 EIDE hard drive
connectors
• Floppy disk controller supports one or two drives
• Bidirectional LPT port supports EPP/ECP
• 32 to 512 Mbytes of system SDRAM supported
• Socket for up to 1 Gbyte DiskOnChip or
CompactFlash
• Operating temperature –40ºC to +85ºC
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Advantech Embedded Computing
Arcus Technology Inc.
15375 Barranca Parkway, Suite A-106
Ivine, CA 92618
Toll Free: 1-800-866-6008
4160-G Technology Dr.
Fremont, CA 94538
POC-123/153/173 Series
Advantechʼs POC-123, POC-153 and POC-173
are medical-grade multimedia panel computers. These medical systems are UL26011/EN60601-1 approved, and the low-current
leakage power supply enables them to act ideal
and to secure point-of-care solutions for patients
and hospital practitioners. The POC-123/153/173
series is specially designed to resist spills and
water damage, and ensure dust resistance with
their protected LCDs, sealed ports, and card
slots. The quality, reliability, safety, and software
support at the point-of-care is making it easier
for hospital system integrators to incorporate
POC-123/153/173 into their existing or new
system configurations.
POC-123/153/173 series offers system integrators full-featured I/O and expansion slot
(PCI/PCMCIA) capabilities. They integrate
12.1", 15" or 17", high brightness/high contrast
LCDs (500:1 contrast ratio & 350 cd/m LCD),
which are ideal for better image quality and
PACS and DICOM applications such as intra-oral
and endoscopy, CT, and ECG.
They are versatile point-of-care solutions with
emphasis on dependability and safe, quiet
operation. These panels feature an intuitive
touch screen interface and are able to seamlessly integrate into any environment (supports
802.11b wireless).
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Proteus Series Motion Controller
www.arcus-technology.com
Arcus Technology introduces the Proteus Motion
Controllers, innovative and cost effective stepper
motion controllers for PC/104, PCI, and standalone platform with USB, Ethernet, and RS-232/
485 communication interfaces.
FEATURES
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UL2601-1/EN60601-1, CE and FCC Class B
certified
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Point-of-care terminals for eHealthcare and
medical applications
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12.1", 15" or 17" LCD displays
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Supports VIA C3 Eden socket 370-based Pentium
III/Celeron/VIA C3 CPU
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Supports up to 512 Mbytes SDRAM
Spill and dust resistant
802.11b wireless antenna and touchscreen
(optional)
One 2.5" IDE HDD; 1.44 Mbytes
Slim type CD ROM (Optional: CD RW/DVD ROM)
Type II × 2 PCMCIA
Fast Ethernet interface
One PCI expansion slot
The Proteus Motion Controllers come with full
motion control features and capabilities: linear/
circular interpolated motions, s-curve profiling,
limits/home/alarm inputs, encoder feedback, text
based multitasking motion programs, position
latch inputs, synchronous outputs, digital servo
interface, up to 72 digital inputs/outputs, analog
inputs for general-purpose or joystick use, and
much more.
Windows based program is provided to quickly
setup, program, debug, and monitor the controllers. Communication drivers and sample codes
in VB, VC++, and LabVIEW are provided for
custom user-interface development. The standalone Proteus Motion Controllers also come with
Proteus-PDA, a Palm OS interface program, and
Proteus-WEB, a web-server capable controller
that enables you to use Internet browser to monitor
and control the Proteus Motion Controllers.
FEATURES
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Four-axis stepper motion control
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Multitasking
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PC-104, PCI, standalone
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USB, Ethernet, RS-232/485
Linear and circular interpolation
Limits/home/alarm inputs
Encoder feedback
Digital inputs up to 72 points
Analog inputs two channels
In addition to the Proteus Motion Controllers,
Arcus Technology provides complete motion
control solutions from integrated motor/driver
package to custom-built OEM motion package.
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Visit www.arcus-technology.com for more information or contact
our distributor, NetMotion by email: sales@netmotion.com or by
phone: 800-790-7837.
For more information, visit www.arcus-technology.com.
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EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
VersaLogic Corp.
Adtron Corporation
3888 Stewart Rd
Eugene, OR 97402
1-800-824-3163
3710 E. University Dr., Suite 5
Phoenix, AZ 85034
PC/104 and EBX for medical electronic devices
VersaLogic Corp. delivers top quality boards for
use in medical and other high-tech industries.
VersaLogicʼs embedded computers have many
advantages over desktop PCs including long-term
availability, rugged construction, high reliability,
and compact size. Quality design features include
latching I/O connectors, watchdog timers, voltage
sensing reset circuits, programmable CPU temperature sensors, and more. Our high Mean Time
Between Failure (MTBF) ratings translate into
excellent field performance, eliminating costly
field service calls and minimizing downtime.
Youʼll find VersaLogic products in diverse medical applications such as pacemaker calibration
tools, endoscopic surgery devices, autoclaves,
and phaco-emulsification equipment. A fiveyear product availability guarantee ensures
that VersaLogic will keep your project online
and supported for the long term.
Products that fit your application:
• EBX-compliant SBCs from Celeron to
Pentium III
• PC/104-Plus processor modules from 586 to
Pentium III
• PC/104 and PC/104-Plus expansion modules Ethernet, video, I/O, and others.
VersaLogic Corp. prides itself on delivering the
best service in the industry with its knowledgeable customer service and technical support
staff. VersaLogicʼs support system generates
the highest-rated customer satisfaction in the
business, recognized by industry analysts Venture
Development Corporation, with Platinum Vendor
rankings in their 2002 and 2003 industry reports.
www.VersaLogic.com
FEATURES
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PC/104, PC/104-Plus, and EBX form factors
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ATi video chip, 4 Mbytes VRAM, 2D/3D support
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Formal product change notifications
Low power and extended temperature boards
Processors from 586 to Pentium III High Mean
Time Between Failure (MTBF) rates
Expansion modules for add-on functionality
Customization available
Product longevity guarantee
Expert technical support
Lot tracking and revision locks
Award-winning customer service
M I L I TA R Y
MEDICAL
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
I25FB
Shock, vibration, high altitude, extreme temperature, humidity, and dust particles destroy hard
disk and tape drives. Adtron Flash disks, such
as Adtronʼs 2.5" and 3.5" offerings, stand up to
the demands of hostile defense environments
while providing exceptional performance. Adtron
accelerated life testing (based on MIL-HDBK217F standards) at a 100 percent duty cycle demonstrates an extended life equivalent of 56 years
and continuing without failure. Sophisticated
defect management such as error detection and
correction, sector sparing (similar to disk drives),
and wear leveling extend the life of a Flash disk
beyond that of magnetic media.
The I25FB and its sister IDE products incorporate Adtronʼs proprietary media controller, the
foundation for “cacheless” technology and accelerated performance. Our new ATA controller permits enhanced emulation features, such as those
required for tape functions. Adtron technology,
coupled with industry standard interfaces (IDE
and ATA) and Flash media, delivers unparalleled
flexibility in tailoring data storage solutions to
your applicationʼs unique needs. To see the complete line of Adtron SCSI and IDE Flash drives,
visit our Web site at www.adtron.com or contact
us at 602-735-0300.
www.adtron.com
FEATURES
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Capacities ranging from 64 Mbytes to 64 Gbytes
of solid state Flash
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Transfer rates up to 33 Mbytes per second
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Tested to MIL-STD-810F specifications
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Field upgradeable firmware prevents future
obsolescence
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SCSI models also available
2.5" and 3.5" form factors
Interfaces include PIO, Multiword DMA, and
UDMA
Secure erase capabilities compliant with
NISPOM DoD 5220.22-M, NSA/CSS, 130-2,
AFSSI-5020, AR 380-19, and NAVSO P-5239-26
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Visit www.adtron.com for more information.
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EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
Advantech Embedded Computing
CG Mupac, Inc.
15375 Barranca Parkway, Suite A-106
Ivine, CA 92618
Toll Free: 1-800-866-6008
10 Mupac Dr.
Brockton, MA 02301
Tel.: 508-588-6110
PCM-9580
Advantechʼs PCM-9580 is a powerful 5.25"
SBC aimed at fulfilling the needs of embedded
applications requiring the highest multimedia and
data processing performance. Utilizing an Intel
Pentium 4 processor and Intel 845GV chipset, the
PCM-9580 gives embedded developers the power
to drive the most dynamic applications, perfect for
high-end POS, gaming, and kiosk applications
where performance is key. The PCM-9580 not only
gives developers the Intel reputation and brand in
their application, but also the assurance of a long
product life cycle and strict revision control.
Providing support for Intel Socket 478 Celeron/
Pentium 4 processors up to 3.06 GHz and higher
with FSB of 533 MHz/400 MHz and 256/512
Kbytes L2 cache, the Intel 845GV chipset
delivers increased system responsiveness and
performance by providing maximum bandwidth
for I/O-intensive applications. Two 184-pin
DIMM sockets support SDRAM DDR 200/266
for up to 2 Gbytes total memory, giving customers scalable performance options. The 845GV
delivers ultimate graphics support with integrated
Intel Extreme Graphics, delivering sharp 2D and
3D graphics, fast rendering, and with incredible
detail. The 845GV architecture works perfectly
with the Pentium 4 processor, enabling balanced
memory usage between graphics and the system
for optimal performance. With the 845GV and
the onboard Chrontel CH7017 chip, the PCM9580 provides a two-channel (2 x 24-bit) LVDS
interface that supports 18/24/36/48 LVDS panels
as well as TV-out (NTSC/PAL, S-video, and
composite video).
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www.advantech.com/epc
M I L I TA R Y
M I L I TA R Y
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
714T Series 3/4 Size ATR Chassis
www.cgmupac.com
CG Mupacʼs 714T Series 3/4 Size ATR Chassis
provides the highest available power supply
wattage through its innovative heat spreader
design to target your high performance military
and transportation applications.
FEATURES
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Socket 478 up to 3.06 GHz Intel Pentium 4
Supports Gigabit Ethernet (PCM-9580FG)
Supports embedded USB, 4 USB 2.0 ports
Supports two-channel, 48-bit LVDS interface
Optional audio interface
This 3/4 Size ATR chassis is designed to meet
the requirements of the ARINC 404A/MIL-STD91403. During the design process of this chassis,
thermal simulation was employed to optimize the
size and location of the heat spreaders, which are
responsible for conducting heat away from the
chassisʼ power supply and board area. To bring
these simulated results into the real world, this
all-aluminum chassis was dip brazed, which
completely seals the enclosure and helps to
quickly conduct heat away from the boards
and power supply. Wedge lock guides not only
secure the boards into the rack but also provide a
thermally conductive path for removing heat
generated by each board.
Up to 135 watts can be expected from the power
supply while the chassis is in a 50°C ambient
environment. The power supply plugs directly
into the backplane to eliminate the need for power
cabling to the backplane.
FEATURES
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3/4-size, conduction-cooled ATR (Air Transport
Rack) chassis
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Designed to meet the requirements of the ARINC
404A/MIL-STD-91403
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Accommodates VME, VME64X, and CompactPCI
open architectures
•
Unique backplane I/O breakout area and direct
plug-in power supply provides a more rugged
design by reducing the number of cables
•
Innovative power supply heat sink allows for
highest available wattage in this size and class
of ATR chassis
•
Custom backplane configurations are also
available
The internal rack infrastructure has been designed
to support the popular DIN mechanical specification, which allows the 3/4 Size ATR Chassis to
be fitted with VME, VME64X, and CompactPCI
backplanes.
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Visit www.cgmupac.com for more information.
For more information, visit www.advantech.com/epc.
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EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
Condor Engineering, Inc.
Data Device Corporation
101 W. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel.: 805-965-8000 • Fax: 805-963-9630
105 Wilbur Place
Bohemia, NY 11716
Q-1553 Product Line
Condor Engineeringʼs new Q-1553 product family offers the highest level of performance and
flexibility for MIL-STD-1553 Notice II applications. Available in PCI, PMC, VME, cPCI,
PC/104 and PC/104-Plus formats, Condorʼs Q1553 products provide up to four dual-redundant
1553 channels on a single board. All boards are
available in a single-function and multi-function
versions. Other standard features include 45-bit
message time-tagging, triggers, error injection/
detection, automatic/manual RT Status Bit, Mode
Code responses, advanced BC functionality, IRIG
B signal Receiver/Generator with GPS synchronization and on-board Test Bus and much more.
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For more information, e-mail sales@condoreng.com .
www.condoreng.com
FEATURES
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1Mbyte RAM per channel
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1760 support
Abstract-level API for Windows XP, 2000, Me,
NT, 98, 95, Linux, Solaris, LynxOS and VxWorks
Extensive I/O triggers and discretes
Optional BusTools/1553 GUI analyzer
M I L I TA R Y
M I L I TA R Y
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
FC-75000 (Fibre Channel)
The FC-75000 FibreAccess™ series are dual
redundant Fibre Channel Network Interface
Controller (NIC) PMC cards optimized for use in
military/aerospace applications. The FibreAccess
NICs operate at either 1-Gbit/sec or 2-Gbit/sec
data rates in point-to-point, arbitrated loop, or
switched fabric topologies. Fibre Access cards
are available with either electrical or optical interfaces on a conduction-cooled PMC form factor.
Based on DDCʼs own Fibre Channel technology,
FibreAccessʼs architecture is optimized to meet the
highly deterministic performance, high reliability,
and demanding environmental requirements of
embedded, real-time, military applications. Its
flexible FPGA-based architecture can be tailored
to meet a wide range of specific system requirements. Moreover, FibreAccess is not subject to
rapidly changing commercial market forces that
can result in shortened life cycles.
DDCʼs FibreAccess technology has been designed
to meet the multi-decade life cycle demands of
military/aerospace programs, continuing DDCʼs
demonstrated commitment as a long-term military COTS supplier of digital interface devices.
FibreAccess NICs support Class 2 acknowledged
and Class 3 unacknowledged Fibre Channel service. The cards provide leading edge performance,
which includes capability to enable sustained data
rates of more than 300 Mbytes/sec when operating
at a 2-Gbit/sec data rate. DDCʼs FibreAccess NIC
is suitable for a wide variety of applications for
embedded avionics and vetronics systems. These
include sensor interfacing, multiprocessor and
DSP arrays, radar systems, display systems, serial
backplanes, and storage.
www.ddc-web.com
FEATURES
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DDC-developed technology to support long life
cycles
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Redundancy: Dual independent ports and
autonomous failover
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Conduction-cooled PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC)
providing extended temperature
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1-Gbit/sec or 2-Gbit/sec operation
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320 Mbytes/sec throughput with memory-tomemory latency under 100S
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Choice of transformer isolated electrical or fiber
optic interface
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ASM, FC-AE-1553, TCP/IP, and UDP/IP support
Support for Class 2 and 3 service including
broadcast and multicast
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For more information, visit www.ddc-web.com.
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EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
Delphi Engineering Group
Diversified Technology, Inc.
485 East 17th St. Suite 400
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
476 Highland Colony Parkway
Ridgeland, MS 39157
1GHz PMC ADC Digitizer
Delphiʼs 1GHz PMC ADC Digitizer is a PCI
Mezzanine Card (PMC) analog-to-digital converter board with onboard digital filtering. It uses
an 8-bit sampling A/D converter, sampling at a
rate of up to 1 GHz. It is designed for digitizing
wide bandwidth analog signals at very high sampling rates of up to 1 GSPS. Buffering of the digitized data samples is provided onboard, as well
as in phase and quadrature data processing. The
onboard digital filter coefficients are downloaded
from the host processor. The processed sample
data is transferred to the processor card through
the PCI bus for further host processing. This is
an excellent acquisition module for RADAR and
LIDAR applications hosted on quad-PowerPC
processor boards.
The boardʼs Xilinx Virtex II family of FPGAs
implements processing, buffering, timing, and the
PCI interface. FPGA design can be customized
for specific applications, such as data preprocessing. It utilizes DSP functions, for example, FIR,
IQ demodulation, and FFT. Processed sample
data is transferred to the host system through the
PCI bus. Data collection timing and duration are
fully programmable through the PCI bus. PCI
interfacing is implemented in an onboard FPGA.
An analog single-ended input signal of 500mV
peak to peak is accepted through an SMA female
type connector on the front edge of the module.
An analog single-ended clock input of +4dBm is
provided through an SMA female type connector
on the front edge of the module. The signal input
is looped through to an output.
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For more information, visit www.delphieng.com.
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www.delphieng.com
FEATURES
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Analog input: Typical -3dB bandwidth of 1.0 GHz
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64-bit, 66-MHz PCI 2.2 compliant bus
1-GHz sampling rate
Low Bit Error Rate (10-13) @ 1 GSPS
Signal-to-noise ratio minimum 44dB
Trigger jitter of 1/2 clock cycle
Sample interval programmable from 5 to 8191
samples with 5nsecs resolution
M I L I TA R Y
M I L I TA R Y
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
eTX-Lx05 Embedded Computer Module
The eTX-Lx05 embedded computer module, part
of DTIʼs embedded product offering, features
either an Intel Pentium III or Celeron low-power
processor, the Intel 815E chipset, and up to 512
Mbytes PC100/133 SDRAM on a single 144-pin
SODIMM socket. The integrated 2D/3D AGP4X
video controller is enhanced with an 8-Mbyte
display cache simultaneous LVDS, digital flat
panel, and CRT output; the integrated ACʼ97 2.1
controller and CODEC provide excellent audio
quality. The 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet
and Ultra ATA/100 EIDE controllers support
fast data/file transfer. Four Universal Serial Bus
(USB), two serial, and one shared, selectable
parallel/floppy port round out the basic board.
The eTX-Lx05 AMI BIOS, in field upgradeable
Flash, supports software Ethernet option ROM
enable/disable, video override, serial/parallel port
re-mapping/disable, keyboard disable, and console redirection. Other features include hardware
monitor (input voltages, temperature), programmable two-stage watchdog timer, battery-backed
real-time clock, power fail circuit, SMBIOS
v2.3.1 and S.M.A.R.T. support.
DTIʼs eTX-Lx05 addresses embedded requirements for the medical, COTS military/defense,
automotive, transportation, gaming, test and
measurement, and Internet markets. The board
combined with the FlexATA-compliant I/O baseboard supports time-to-market sensitive applications. The small thin form factor and the scalable
performance configurations support both the
PCI and ISA bus architectures.
www.dtims.com
FEATURES
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Single Intel low-power Pentium III or ULV
Celeron processor to 933 MHz
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Intel 815E chipset with 100/133 MHz front-side
bus
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Up to 512 Mbytes SDRAM/PC100/133, non-ECC
memory
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AGP CRT, LCD, and TV-out video controller with
8 Mbytes SDRAM
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10/100Base-Tx Ethernet
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ETX Specification 2.6 compliant
Dual-channel Ultra ATA/100 EIDE
AC’97 2.1 audio (OUT, IN, MIC)
4 × USB, 2 × serial, and 1 × parallel ports
Supports four 32-bit/33-MHz PCI buses
Hardware monitor, RTC, and two-stage watchdog timer
4.49" × 3.94" × 0.47"
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For more information, visit www.dtims.com.
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EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
Dy 4 Systems
Dy 4 Systems
333 Palladium Drive
Kanata, Ontario K2V1A6 • Canada
333 Palladium Drive
Kanata, Ontario K2V1A6 • Canada
SCP/DCP-122
Designed for space-constrained applications,
the 122 offers the greatest processing power of
any ruggedized 3U CompactPCI SBC on the
market today. Based on the IBM 750FX processor, it runs at a clock speed of 800 MHz while
executing an impressive 1856 Dhrystone Millions
of Instructions Per Second (DMIPS). No other
rugged COTS 3U CompactPCI SBC can match
the raw processing power of the SCP/DCP-122.
The challenge of high density computing is to
pack the greatest functionality into the smallest
standard form factor possible while retaining as
much flexibility as possible. In conjunction with
its processing power, the SCP/DCP-122 meets
this challenge by offering a full-speed onboard
PMC site that allows developers to integrate
Dy 4 or third-party PMCs directly onto the 122.
A rich complement of I/O is also available on the
122 including Ethernet/Fast Ethernet, up to three
serial channels (1 × RS-232, 2 × RS-422/485),
up to 16-bit discrete digital I/O, and a Universal
Serial Bus (USB) port.
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For more information, visit www.dy4.com.www.dy4.com.
www.dy4.com
FEATURES
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Based on the IBM PowerPC 750FX processor:
- 800+ MHz
- 100-MHz CPU bus speed
- 512 Kbytes of Internal L2 cache running
at core processor speed
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CompactPCI bus:
- System controller and peripheral controller
- Supports 3.3V or 5V signalling
- 33 or 66-MHz operation
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64-bit, 33/66-MHz PMC Expansion Site
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Memory
- 128 Mbytes or 256 Mbytes of SDRAM
with ECC at 100 MHz
- 64 Mbytes non-volatile Flash
- Flash for Permanent Alternate Boot Site
(PABS)
- 32 Kbytes non-volatile RAM
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I/O
- 1 x 10/100Base-T Ethernet port
- 1 x RS-232 serial port
- 2 x HDLC/SDLC-capable EIA 422/485
serial channels (2 asynchronous or 1
synchronous)
- 1 x USB
- 8 x general-purpose DMA controllers
SVME/DMV-182 Dual PowerPC
Using dual, 1.3-GHz Motorola MPC7457
PowerPC processors with Altivec technology
and 1 Gbyte of state-of-the-art DDR SDRAM,
the 182 represents the new functionality and
performance benchmark for rugged SBCs. With
two 64-bit PMC sites, one which supports 133
MHz PCI-X and an unparalleled complement
of I/O capability such as dual Ethernet, six serial
ports, and two USB ports, the 182 will satisfy
the most demanding requirements of embedded
computing applications.
Available in the full Dy 4 range of environmental
build grades, the 182 is targeted to the sophisticated data processing needs of tactical aircraft,
armored vehicles, and many harsh environment
naval systems. A future enhancement of the
182 will be the provision of a unique user-programmable feature that provides the user with
the capability to tailor or develop customized
hardware implementations on the base card.
This feature will be available as an optional
FPGA-based IPM.
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Comprehensive foundation firmware
•
Available in commercial and rugged air-cooled,
and rugged extended temperature conductioncooled versions
www.dy4.com
FEATURES
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Single or dual 1.3-GHz 7457 PowerPC processors, each with:
- 64 Kbytes L1 cache
- 256 Kbytes internal L2 cache
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2 Mbytes external L3 cache per processor
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32 Kbytes AutoStore nvSRAM
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Two 64-bit, 66-MHz PMC sites on independent
PCI buses
- One 133-MHz PCI-X capable, one 66-MHz
capable
- Optimized cooling of conduction-cooled
PMCs
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Controlled impedance I/O routing for Fibre
Channel, digital video, and other high-speed
interfaces
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VxWorks, INTEGRITY & TimeSys Linux Support
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- Up to 16 bits discrete I/O
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512 Mbytes or 1 Gbyte of DDR SDRAM with ECC
64 or 128 Mbytes of contiguous direct-mapped
Flash memory
- Hardware write protection provided
- Permanent Alternate Boot System (PABS)
provides back-up boot capability
One 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet port
One 10/100Base-T Ethernet port
VxWorks and INTEGRITY support
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General Standards Corporation
GE Fanuc
12090 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35803
3208 Whitesburg Drive SW
Huntsville, AL 35802
Tel.: 1-800-653-9970 • Fax: 256-880-8788
PowerPC VME SBC (VMIVME-7050)
www.gefanuc.com
The VMIVME-7050 is the flagship of GE Fanucʼs
PowerPC-based SBCs. Highly integrated and
versatile, the single slot SBC provides increased
performance at an energy efficient level for
demanding embedded computing requirements.
Utilizing the IBM 750FX/GX PowerPC processor with 512 Kbytes of on-chip L2 cache
and processor speeds up to 1.0 GHz, the
VMIVME-7050 delivers extreme high performance. The VMIVME-7050 features two serial
ports (up to 10 Mbytes/sec per channel), supports
dual Gigabit Ethernet LANS, and provides up
to 64.5 Mbytes of Flash. Onboard memory is
provided by up to 2 Gbytes of DDR SDRAM
with ECC running at 133 MHz, and PC2100
without losing any PMC expansion capabilities. The powerful IBM processor is mated with
the industryʼs most powerful system controller
(Marvell Discovery II) to yield one of the most
impressive designs on the market.
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For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com/embedded.
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M I L I TA R Y
EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
FEATURES
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IBM 750FX/GX PowerPC processor (733 MHz to
1.0 GHz)
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Marvell MV64360 system controller with 2
Mbytes integrated SRAM
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Dual 64-bit PCI-X on PMC expansion sites (backward compatible) with support for double-wide
PMC card
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Up to 2 Gbytes of DDR SDRAM with ECC
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Ultra-DMA IDE controller to CompactFlash
Socket (Type 1)
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32K NVRAM
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Dual 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
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Operating system support available for VxWorks
and Linux
512 Kbytes of on-chip L2 cache
64.5 Mbytes total bootable Flash (64 Mbytes soldered down, 512 Kbytes in PLCC32 socket)
Two high performance 16550-compatible serial
ports
Full 64-pin PMC I/O support for both PMC sites
through VMEbus P0 & P2
PMC-12AISS804
The 12-bit PMC-12AISS8AO4 analog I/O
board samples and digitizes eight input channels
simultaneously at rates up to 2.0 Msamples/sec
for each channel. The resulting 12-bit sampled
data is available to the PCI bus through a 64Ksample FIFO buffer. All data is channel-tagged.
The analog inputs can be sampled in groups
of one through eight channels, and the sample
clock can be generated either from an internal
rate generator, through software, or by external
hardware. Both burst and continuous sampling
modes are supported. Input ranges are softwareselectable as ±10V, ±1V or ±100mV. The inputs
can be divided into two channel groups, each
of which can be assigned an input range and
clocking rate independently of the other. Four
analog output channels provide software-selected
output ranges of ±2.5V, ±5V, or ±10V and are
accessed directly through dedicated control
registers. A 16-bit bidirectional digital port can
be configured as two independent byte-wide
ports.
An on-demand auto-calibration feature determines offset and gain correction values for
each input and output channel, and the corrections are applied subsequently during normal
operation. A self-test switching network routes
output channels or calibration reference signals
to the analog inputs and permits board integrity
to be verified by the host. This board is available
on all form factors, including PCI, CPCI, VME,
and PC/104-Plus. See our Web site for more
details.
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www.generalstandards.com
FEATURES
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Eight differential analog inputs with dedicated
12-bit, 2.0 Msamples/sec ADC per channel
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True simultaneous sampling of all inputs; minimum data skew
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Sampling rates to 2.0 Msamples/sec per channel
(16 Msamples/sec aggregate rate)
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DMA engine supports both block-mode and
demand-mode analog data transfers
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Four analog output channels with direct register
access
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Sampling controlled by internal rate generator,
by software trigger, or externally
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On-demand internal auto-calibration
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Completely software-configurable; no field
jumpers
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Conforms to PCI Local Bus Specification,
Revision 2.3, with universal signaling
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Single-width PMC form factor, with integral EMI
shield
Hardware sync I/O for multi-board operation
Integral dual-conversion precision analog
power supplies
E-mail: sales@generalstandards.com for more information.
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EMBEDDED INDUSTRY PRODUCT REVIEW
General Standards Corporation
MCC Systems, Inc.
3208 Whitesburg Drive SW
Huntsville, AL 35802
Tel.: 1-800-653-9970 • Fax: 256-880-8788
113 McHenry Rd, #239
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
PMC-16HSDI
The six-channel PMC-16HSDI analog input board
provides high-density precision 16-bit analog
input resources in a single-width PMC form factor.
Optimized for flexibility and performance, the board
is ideal for a wide variety of applications, ranging
from precision voltage measurements to the analysis of complex audio signals and waveforms. Each
of the six sigma-delta analog input channels can
be controlled by either of two independent sample
clocks, and multiple channels can be harmonically
locked together. Internal auto calibration networks
permit periodic calibration to be performed without
removing the board from the system.
A PCI interface adapter provides the interface
between the controlling PCI bus and the internal
local controller through a 32-bit local bus. Each
of the six input channels contains an input buffer,
an adaptive digital-image filter, and a dedicated
sigma-delta A/D converter. The inputs can be configured for either differential or single-ended operation,
or an internal voltage reference can be applied to
all channels to support self-test operations and auto
calibration. Gain and offset trimming of the input
channels is performed by calibration DACs that are
loaded with channel correction values during auto
calibration. The use of calibration DACs eliminates
the missing codes that occur when analog input
channels are calibrated exclusively in the digital
domain. Multiple channels can be synchronized to
perform synchronous sampling, either by a software command, or by external hardware sync and
clock input signals. This board is available on all
form factors, including PCI, CPCI, VME, and
PC/104-Plus. See our Web site for more details.
www.generalstandards.com
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Consulting
www.mccengineering.com
MCC Systems, Inc. is in a unique position to
provide its customers with a variety of consulting
and engineering services from on-site debugging
to full systems engineering. Areas of expertise
include:
FEATURES
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Sima delta conversion; no external antialiasing
filters required
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High effective sampling rate; 16-32 times the
effective rate of successive approximation
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Converters operate at the same conversion rate
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Software-selectable ranges: ±1.25V, ±2.5V, ±5V
or ±10V
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Six, 16-bit analog input channels; dedicated
sigma-delta converter per channel
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Sample rates adjustable up to 1,100 Ksamples/
sec per channel
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Two independent sample-rate generators;
adjustable with 0.2 percent resolution
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Low noise; typically less than 0.4mVRMS RTI
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64 Ksamples FIFO buffer. All data is channeltagged
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VxWorks and WinNT drivers are available
Integral antialiasing input filters reject out-ofband interference components
Linux development
Linux BSP development
Software Development Kits (SDKs)
Linux device drivers
Linux training
Linux support
Bid and proposal writing
Project management
Systems engineering
Custom software development
Systems integration
VxWorks® BSP development
Tornado® integration
VxWorks device drivers
Windows® development with C# and C++
.NET® development
Visual C++® development
Microprocessor expertise includes: PPC8260,
PPC860, PPC405, x86, MIPS, ARM, i960,
Hitachi SH, 68K, and Coldfire.
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FEATURES
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TimeSys Linux
ELDK Linux
MontaVista Linux.
Eclipse-based Java
Eclipse-based C and C++
INTEGRITY
VxWorks & Tornado
Board support /SDK
Device drivers
Proven track record
C#, Java, ADA
More than 30 years experience
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MCC Systems, Inc.
MCC Systems, Inc.
113 McHenry Rd, #239
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
113 McHenry Rd, #239
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Training
www.mccengineering.com
Todayʼs embedded systems developer needs every
advantage they can get in producing world-class
software and systems on schedule and within tight
budget constraints. Appropriate training is the key
to improved time-to-productivity and more able
personnel. MCC Systems provides the broadest
selection of embedded systems courseware in the
industry, delivered by some of the best instructors
in the industry. Course list includes:
Embedded Systems
Real-Time Operating Systems
Graphics for Embedded Systems
Usability for Embedded Systems
Robust Software for Embedded Systems
VxWorks Development
VxWorks 5.x and Tornado 2.x
VxWorks BSP Development
Software Design Technologies
UML for Embedded Development
Real-Time Software Design with UML
Structured Systems Design Techniques
Fundamentals of Software Development
Programming Languages
C, C++, EC++, C# .NET, Java, Ada
TRT for LINUX
www.mccengineering.com
TRT for Linux offers a new and unique way of
monitoring operational Linux systems. With TRT
for Linux, the user can monitor multiple different
Linux systems using the same Eclipse-based user
interface with multiple points of access!
Linux Development
Developing for Embedded Linux
Developing Linux Device Drivers
Developing Linux BSPs and SDKs
Transitioning VxWorks Applications
Transitioning OSE Applications
Green Hills Development
Using the MULTI IDE
Introduction to the INTEGRITY OS
INTEGRITY and the MULTI IDE
INTEGRITY BSP Development
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Embedded Linux
Linux device drivers
Linux board support transitioning
INTEGRITY OS
MULTI IDE
VxWorks & Tornado
Time-to-productivity
Decrease support costs
C, C++
C#, Java
ADA
The interactive Linux Remote Shell (LRS)
capability provides user-level access to running
Linux target system via a TCP/IP link. The integrated scripting engine is perfect for creating
test scripts while you develop your application
code. The Linux System Monitor (LSM) capability provides 22 distinct points of system usage
information. TRT also provides 11 points of
per-process information via the Linux Process
Monitor (LPM). Use these points of information to monitor your application process while
it is running. Monitoring multiple processes is
as simple as launching multiple LPMs.
Who can use this product? Application developers can use this product to monitor their Linux
application processes from a remote location
with minimal intrusion into the system. System
test managers can use it to create system test
procedures and documentation. System integrators can use this product to transition the product
to manufacturing. In addition, system testers
can use it to perform system test and maintenance
of multiple systems. Finally, manufacturing
engineers can use this product for final system
test of multiple systems.
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FEATURES
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Monitor via LSM
Resource usage
Access multiple systems
Simultaneous debug
Multiple user access
Advanced scripting
Non-intrusive debug
Linux remote shell
Time-based logging
Shell activity
Linux process monitor
Time-sensitive problems
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SBS Technologies, Inc.
SBS Technologies, Inc.
2400 Louisiana Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87110
2400 Louisiana Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87110
AMC-cPCI-3000
www.sbs.com
The AMC-cPCI-3000 is an advanced 3U
CompactPCI, ruggedized computing platform
for flight management/mission computing, display processing, and information management
applications. This flight qualified COTS computer system is suited for a variety of avionics,
vetronics, navtronics, and space programs where
time to market is critical.
This computer can meet the general-purpose,
I/O, video, and graphics processing needs for
a variety of military applications. It has been
tested, qualified, and flown in some of the most
extreme environmental conditions. Because of its
reconfigurability and robust design, the AMCcPCI-3000 computer offers customers a reliable,
cost-effective, high-performance solution that
meets mission critical reliability requirements.
This system was built on open systems architecture to allow for technology insertion. It
leverages SBSʼ COTS products, conforms to
open standards, and utilizes RTOS operating
system software. The AMC-cPCI-3000 comes
configured with an off-the-shelf power supply,
a ruggedized 3U CompactPCI PowerPC-based
RL4 or CM4 SBC running up to 500 MHz, and
includes Fast Ethernet, four serial ports, parallel I/O, Build In Test (BIT), VxWorks, or Green
Hills Integrity operating system support.
M I L I TA R Y
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FC22A-CCPMC-1C
The conduction cooled FC22A-CCPMC-1C has
rugged features for enhanced immunity from
harsh environmental conditions. The 1-Gbit/sec,
64-bit/66-MHz Fibre Channel PMC provides
highly sustained throughput and the low latency
required for demanding real-time and storage
applications. This product includes optimized
device drivers for Windows NT, Windows
2000/XP, VxWorks, Linux, and LynxOS. It
supports one copper interface, offers rear I/O,
and has a military style rugged connector for the
Fibre Channel interface.
www.sbs.com
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64-bit/66-MHz PMC
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SCSI target, SCSI initiator
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Conduction cooling
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Extended operating temperature
CompactPCI transition module
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AirBorn connector for Fibre Channel interface
3.5" (H) x 10.75" (W) x 12.8" (L)
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Rear I/O
A ruggedized, 3U CompactPCI SBC
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Unique high-bandwidth and low-latency firmware and software running on industry standard
QLogic Fibre Channel 2200 controller chips
FEATURES
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Lightweight – less than 9 pounds (4.08 kg)
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3u CompactPCI SBC
Modified COTS RCOM03 conduction-cooled
chassis
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1553-PMC2-CC module
High-speed serial module
Digital I/O module
102.7 Mbytes/sec, half-duplex sustained
Multiple initiator-capable copper interface
support
RemoteDMA and IP protocol
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SBS Technologies, Inc.
Targa Systems
2400 Louisiana Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87110
2081 Merivale Road, #200
Ottawa, Ontario K2G1G9 • Canada
VG5
www.sbs.com
SBS Technologies recently introduced the latest
in its family of high-performance 6U VMEbus
SBCs, the VG5. Configured with dual processors, the VG delivers the speed and bandwidth
needed for performance-oriented applications
such as real-time control, post video processing,
and signal processing subsystems.
The VG5 comes with a choice of one or two
integrated 800-1300 MHz Motorola MPC7455/
57 PowerPC processors featuring AltiVec technology. The design permits two computing
platforms with independent operating systems
to work in parallel within one slot. Each processor has its own memory and chipset so
one processor node can accomplish numbercrunching DSP tasks while the other works as
a general-purpose CPU and facilitates I/O
functions for the board. In summary, the VG5
can handle the workload of two boards.
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MPC7455/57 PowerPC™ processors with
AltiVec™ technology and 2/4 Mbytes L3 cache
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Asymmetrical Multiprocessor Architecture
(ASMP)
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Integrated Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet
ports
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Two PMC slots
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The VG5 packs two complete processor subsystems on a single board
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Assures out-of-the-box interoperability
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Configurations support three independent
onboard 64-bit PCI buses
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User-programmable FPGA for customized rear
I/O
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Software support available for VxWorks,
Greenhills, and LynxOS operating systems
Commercial and conduction cooled versions
M I L I TA R Y
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VME25 Flash Disk
Targaʼs solid-state 6U VME Flash Disk has been
designed specifically to replace hard disk drives
in rugged aerospace and military environments.
The 6U VME board is available in a singleslot board (up to 30 Gbytes) and in a dual slot
configuration, with capacities up to 90 Gbytes.
Both convection-cooled and conduction-cooled
units are available. The VME25 Flash Disk
design meets demanding military standards
and is suitable for a wide range of airborne and
ground applications. The VME25 is available
in Fast and Ultra SCSI, as well as ATA and I/O
memory-mapped interfaces. A version is also
available in the CompactPCI 3U and 6U form
factors.
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Support for the Ready Driver™ program assuring easy integration of additional SBS I/O
modules
www.targasystems.com
FEATURES
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No moving parts
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Fast access times
Conduction-cooled
Convection-cooled
Capacities up to 90 Gbytes
MTBF 500,000 hours
Low power consumption
Write protect
High-speed erase
All solid state
Up to 1 Gbyte DDR SDRAM with ECC, and a
Marvell MV64360 chipset
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Thales Computers
Themis Computer
3100 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
3185 Laurelview Court
Fremont, CA 94538
Tel.: 510-252-0870 • Fax: 510-490-5529
PowerEngine7 SBCs
Thales Computersʼ PowerEngine7 delivers higher
performance and lower power consumption than
any other board on the market. Employing the
PowerPC 750FX processor results in 50 percent
more performance with 25 percent less power
consumption than competing boards, making it
ideal for demanding military and severe environment applications. The PowerEngine7 features
single or dual PowerPC 750FX processors,
operating at 733 MHz, providing extremely
high performance at more than 1600 Dhrystone
2.1 MIPS, while drawing a very low 14 watts
of power for the entire board. The new SBC
includes up to 512 Mbytes of SDRAM and up to
128 Mbytes of Flash memory. A 133 MHz
Avignon host bridge system controller is optimized for use with the PowerPC processor.
The ALMA2e PCI/VME bus bridge provides
for 2eSST transfers. Other features include
twin PMC slots (one PCI 64 @ 66 MHz, one
PCI 32 @ 33 MHz), two 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
interfaces, as well as four asynchronous and
two synchronous/asynchronous serial lines. A
bridgeless PMC-Carrier is available to expand
the PCI 64-bit bus on the P0 and increase
the number of slots to as many as four. Available
in convection- and conduction-cooled models.
www.thalescomputers.com
M I L I TA R Y
M I L I TA R Y
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USPIIe-USB™
www.themis.com
Themis Computerʼs new USPIIe-USB is a family
of high-performance VMEbus computer boards
based on Sun® Microsystemsʼ most advanced
64-bit embedded SPARC superscalar processors. The USPIIe-USB provides users with a
650-MHz UltraSPARC™ RISC processing
performance and Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 compatibility.
FEATURES
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Single or dual PowerPC 750FX processors,
operating at 733 MHz, up to GHZ
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50 percent more performance with 25 percent
less power consumption
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Up to 512 Mbytes of SDRAM
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Convection- and conduction-cooled versions
Up to 128 Mbytes of Flash memory
133 MHz Avignon host bridge system controller
ALMA2e PCI/VMEbus bridge for 2eSST transfers
Twin PMC slots
Two 10/100 Base-T Ethernet interfaces
Four asynchronous and two synchronous/
asynchronous serial lines
The USPIIe-USB is available in one-slot,
two-slot, and three-slot configurations. The
affordable USPIIe-USB/1 single-slot model
features a compact 6U form factor, low power
dissipation, and flexibility for embedded computing applications. The USPIIe-USB/2P2 model
facilitates I/O expansion in a two-VME slot
configuration. The USPIIe-USB/2P3 is a doublewide configuration providing users three
additional PMC slots without the expansion
features of the USPIIe-USB/2P2 configuration.
The USPIIe-USB provides excellent graphics
support with Themisʼ optional TGA3D+ graphics
adapter.
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FEATURES
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6U VME64 engine with 64-bit 650-MHz
UltraSPARC IIi processor
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512 Kbytes of L2 cache memory
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128 Mbytes to 4 Gbytes SDRAM memory
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Up to four PMC (3.3/5V) expansion slots: one on
baseboard, up to three additional PMC slots on
optional I/O expansion boards
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Up to two Fast Ethernet ports, one on baseboard,
one on optional USPIIe-USB/2P2
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Two 80-Mbytes/sec Ultra2 LVD SCSI ports
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Optional TGA3D+ provides 3-D graphics
support – up to 8.5 million triangles per second
and up to 160 million textured pixels per second
tri-linear fill rate
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64-bit Solaris™ 8 and Solaris 9 OS support
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High performance Tundra 64x Tundra VME64
interface
Three USB 1.0 ports (two on front panel, one at
rear of board)
Injectors – both VME64 and traditional VME
injectors are available
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Themis Computer
VersaLogic Corp.
3185 Laurelview Court
Fremont, CA 94538
Tel.: 510-252-0870 • Fax: 510-490-5529
3888 Stewart Rd
Eugene, OR 97402
1-800-824-3163
USPIIIi™
The USPIIIi from Themis Computer is a new
high-performance family of single- and dualprocessor SPARC®-based VMEbus computers
for military, telecommunications, and embedded processing applications. Featuring a new
system architecture with 1.28 GHz UltraSPARC
IIIi processors, dual 160-Mbyte/sec ultra-SCSI
ports, and dual fibre-channel ports, the USPIIIi
is designed to provide users the industryʼs best
data bandwidth, two-way scalability, and server
class I/O.
The USPIIIi is a next generation computer
ideal for demanding new applications or as an
upgraded replacement of earlier USP-2 SMP
VME products. The USPIIIi leverages Themisʼ
USPIIe-USB™ product family, and can be
configured with either one or two UltraSPARC
IIIi CPUs. The single-processor configuration
consists of an I/O board and a CPU board assembly occupying two VME slots. A dual-processor
configuration occupies three VME slots. Each
USPIIIi CPU has a local SMP readable 4-Gbyte
memory, both processors of a dual-processor
configuration that can access up to 8 Gbytes
of memory.
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www.themis.com
FEATURES
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1.28 GHz UltraSPARC with 1Mbyte L2 cache
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4-Gbyte, 266 DDR SDRAM memory per CPU, 8
Gbytes total
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Memory bandwidth – 4.2 Gbytes/sec (peak), 3.3
Gbytes/sec (sustained)
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Dual Ultra 160 LVD SCSI ports
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Gigabit Ethernet port
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Dual FC-AL ports
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Rugged design for reliability in harsh operating
environments – up to 30 Gbytes shock
Optional TGA3D+ graphics – incorporates Sun
XVR-500 graphics technologies
One 64-bit/66-MHz PMC slot
Up to three PMC expansion slots (up to five slots
with optional TGA3D+ graphics)
Universe II 64x VME interface
Solaris™ operating environment support for
superior scalability
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Jaguar PC/104-Plus for homeland security
Why do military contractors buy their COTS
computers from VersaLogic? The design engineers at a number of major defense contractors
have been impressed with VersaLogicʼs outstanding technical support, off-the-shelf availability,
high reliability, and long-term availability. Fast
and accurate responses to questions allowed
them to complete their project in less time.
Design reliability ensures reduced field failure
and cost savings. Long-term availability means
less frequent product redesign.
The Jaguar PC/104-Plus CPU module from
VersaLogic is a favorite of defense contractors
and systems integrators because of its small size
and powerful processing capabilities. They also
like the fact that it is available in low-power
fanless and extended temperature versions
(–40ºC to +85ºC degrees). The long list of
features includes an 850 MHz Pentium III processor, Fast Ethernet, AGP video and flat panel
support, TVS devices for ESD control, and
PC/104 and PC/104-Plus expandability that
make this board a winner for almost any missioncritical embedded system.
VersaLogicʼs product line includes a full range
of PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EBX, and STD32
SBCs with processors and features for any size
application. Whatʼs more, the support youʼll get
with your VersaLogic embedded computer rates
among the best in the industry. In the last two
years, according to the VDC embedded industry
reports, VersaLogic has received five platinum
vendor awards for customer service.
www.VersaLogic.com
FEATURES
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Pentium III/Celeron processors from 350 to 850
MHz
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Extended temperature and low-power fanless
options
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Fast Ethernet
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Field upgradable BIOS with OEM enhancements
Up to 256 Mbytes RAM
AGP video/flat panel support
TVS devices for ESD protection
Two high-density latching I/O connectors
CD-ROM boot capability
CPU temperature sensor
High reliability design and construction
Customizing available
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Advantech Embedded Computing
SCIDYNE
15375 Barranca Parkway, Suite A-106
Ivine, CA 92618
Toll Free: 1-800-866-6008
649 School Street
Pembroke, MA 02359-3649
Tel.: 781-293-3059 • Fax: 781-293-4034
PCM-3370
Advantechʼs newly released PCM-3370 is a
powerful PC/104-Plus SBC that brings a new
performance standard to the PC/104-Plus SBC
form factor community. With an onboard Intel
ULV Celeron 400/650 fanless CPU or LV Pentium
III 800/933 processor (optional), along with a VIA
VT8606/TwisterT + VT82C686B system chipset,
the PCM-3370 is one of the most capable size/
power CPU boards on the market. With onboard
PC/104 and PC/104-Plus I/O expansion, features
can be quickly added using off-the-shelf modules,
giving developers a fanless, high performing, and
scalable platform with good graphics performance
that can fit into the tightest spaces. The PCM-3370
is perfect for applications, such as medical DVRs,
transportation, and industrial automation, where
uncompromised SBC performance in a limited
space, high reliability, and long product availability
are needed.
The PCM-3370 provides as many features as CPU
boards several times its size. The PCM-3370ʼs
internal 4x AGP VIA VT8606T chipset ensures
excellent graphics performance and provides VGA/
LCD support up to 1024 × 768. SDRAM memory up
to 512 Mbytes is supported as is one CompactFlash
(Type I) card. Two USB 1.1 compliant ports
are available as is one LPT and two COM ports
(RS-232 and RS-232/422/485). Watchdog timer
support and Fast Ethernet is provided as well.
Numerous standard PCI and ISA add-on cards are
available utilizing the PC/104 and PC/104-Plus
sockets. This helps speed development time and
reduces costs.
www.advantech.com/epc
FEATURES
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Intel Celeron 400/650 ULV fanless, Pentium III
800/933 LV (optional)
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4x AGP VGA/LCD & LCD controller up to 1024
x 768
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Supports +5V and +12V power
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COM2 (5V) supports power line connected on
pin 9
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PC/104 and PC/104-Plus expansion connector
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1.6-second interval watchdog timer
VGA/LCD controller with optimized Shared
Memory Architecture (SMA)
Fast Ethernet PCI interface, supports wake-onLAN
Socket for CompactFlash Card (CFC) Type I supported
1 SODIMM socket supports up to 512 Mbytes
SDRAM
XIO-RO8 External I/O Eight-Channel Relay Output Board
The XIO-RO8 accepts up to three 8-bit TTL/
CMOS digital ports and uses one of the ports to
control eight isolated SPDT (Form C) relay outputs. Dual IDC input headers directly support the
two most common pinout arrangements for digital
I/O ports. Other pinouts can be accommodated
with custom cable assemblies. Input resistors serve
to keep the XIO-RO8 outputs in a known state in
the event the host loses power or becomes disconnected. The remaining two non-selected ports are
unaffected and can be used with other circuitry,
including additional XIO-RO8 boards. Each bit
of the selected port controls a corresponding relay
output. Depending on whether the XIO-RO8 is
configured for “non-inverted” or “inverted” operation, a relay is activated by its control bit being
logic “1” or logic “0” respectively. A status LED
on each channel illuminates whenever its relay is
energized. By taking advantage of the buffering circuitry and bussed interconnection nature, a special
feature can be realized that allows multiple boards
to be simultaneously driven by the same digital
port. This effectively creates another relay “pole”
for each XIO-RO8 added. Independent access to
each relayʼs normally-closed, normally-open, and
common contacts eases wiring constraints and permits flexible mixing of AC and DC signals.
www.scidyne.com
FEATURES
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Converts a low-power 8-bit digital port to eight
10A/250V SPDT relay outputs
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Removable screw terminals accept 12-24 AWG
field wiring
•
LED status indicators show board’s operation at
a glance
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+5V-only power requirement can be supplied by
host or externally
•
Works with products from SCIDYNE and other
manufacturers
•
Conveniently mounts using 3" SNAPTRACK®,
standoffs or on DIN rail
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DIP switch configuration
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