PC-104, 1 GHz SBC Supports Networking and Communications
Thu, 09/30/2010 - 6:17am
WinSystems introduced a PC/104-compatible 1 GHz single board computer (SBC), dubbed the PCM-VDX-2-512. It is designed for headless space- and power-limited systems in medical, communications, security, transportation, utilities, Mil/COTS, and industrial test/measurement applications. It has two Ethernet, four USB 2.0, and four asynchronous serial channels plus expansion connectors for both PC/104 and Mini PCI I/O cards. The board measures 90mm x 96mm (3.6” x 3.8”), draws 5.5W, and will operate from -40°C to +85°C without a fan. The PCM-VDX-2-512 is based on the DM&P ultra low power Vortex86DX processor and is populated with 512 MB of soldered-on DDR2 SRAM plus a 1 MB SRAM that can be battery backed. Its x86 architecture provides better software support than RISC chips and runs Linux, DOS, and other x86-compatible operating systems as well. This SBC is supplied with downloadable drivers which are available free of charge from WinSystems’ website.