Embedded PC Supports M2M Applications with a Variety of Connectivity Options
WinSystems has introduced its LBC-GX500, an integrated, single board computer (SBC) that is designed for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications with a variety of wired and wireless connectivity options. Among them are 802.11 wireless Ethernet, GSM/GPRS cellular modem, CDMA cellular modem, ZigBee wireless RF module, 10/100 wired Ethernet port, global-compliant dial-up modem, six USB ports and six COM channels on a single board. It provides an open platform for management of geographically distributed machinery and sensors that operates over an industrial temperature range from -40° to +85°C. Applications include industrial automation, transportation, test and measurement, petrochemical, MIL/COTS, medical/diagnostic equipment, communication gateways/routers and homeland security. Features include 48 parallel digital I/O lines, CRT and digital flat panel video controller and interface, keyboard controller, PS/2 mouse support, LPT port and AC 97 audio plus an optional 12-bit A/D converter. All these features are on an EBX-size board measuring 5.75¨ × 8.0¨. More I/O expansion is possible by self-stacking modules plugged onto the PC/104 and PC/104-Plus connectors. The list price is $695.