Eurotech SpA. is releasing a low-power-consumption embedded 586-Enhanced Class Computer in a PC/104Plus form factor: the CPU-1420.
The CPU-1420 is an Embedded 586-class Computer in an extremely compact PC/104-Plus form factor that can be easily expanded with other PC/104 or PC/104Plus modules. The Module dimensions are: 90 mm x 96 mm (3.6? x 3.8?).
The module has a low-power-consumption core based on the AMD 520 running at 133MHz. The module can be equipped with 64 or 128 MB of SDRAM for demanding applications.
Integrated peripheral controllers are: four serial ports (two can be RS232/422/485), one bi-directional EPP/ECP parallel port, two 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet controllers, one standard IDE interface Keyboard, Mouse, 2 extra 16 bit Timers.
The Eurotech BIOS is easily customized and upgraded. It is re-programmable on-board and is located, with its extensions, in a 1 MB Flash EPROM. The BIOS needs 256KB, so 768KB are available to be used as Read-Only Disk to store the OS and the User Programs/Data. The set-up parameters are saved on the same Flash allowing the module to operate without a battery.
The module supports SSD (Solid State Disk) IDE devices such as DOM, Compact Flash and ATA Flash, that perform like standard Hard Disks, and can be used to store data in rugged conditions where standard devices cannot operate reliably. Other peripherals available on-board are: a Floppy Disk controller that is also multiplexed with the parallel port, the RTC and a Watch Dog.
With Dual Ethernet controllers and four serial ports, the CPU-1420 is particularly well suited for Communications Appliances, Protocol Converters, Routers and Gateways, especially in rugged environments.
The CPU-1420 supports several operating systems available for standard PC platforms, including: Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows NT, QNX, VxWorks, WinCE and Linux.
The module works with a single +5V only, and its power consumption is 4W (with 64MB of RAM), 5.5W (with 128 MB of RAM).
Eurotech SpA has released a new PC/104 CPU module based on NS Geode GX1 266-300MHz processor that gives you the power for the next generation embedded appliances.
The CPU-1232 integrates in a single CPU-board many features such as: LCD TFT SVGA controller with resolutions up to 1024×768, E-IDE interfaces for HDDs, ATA flash cards or DOM, 2 serial ports (UART 16550), 2 USB ports, 10/100Mbit Ethernet Controller, Audio port Sound-blaster compatible, keyboard port, bidirectional parallel port EPP-ECP, FDC, mouse. Other functions on-board are: SSD socket with up to 288 MB of Solid State Disk, watchdog, real-time clock. Moreover the CPU-1232 can be equipped with up to 128MB SDRAM in order to satisfy high demanding graphical applications.
With this module Eurotech has integrated a whole PC board and many other features in a single 3,6? x 3,8? (90 x 96 mm) module. This makes the CPU-1232 the right choice when high performance, high reliability and space-constrained environments are decisive factors.
The board is PC/104 compliant and can be expanded easily with other PC/104 modules, in order to improve the features of your PC/104 system such as: Video MPEG-1 compressor, PCMCIA controller or other communication and data acquisition modules. Thanks to its high-integration the board can be used as an SBC in many embedded applications.
The CPU-1232 is fully Intel Pentium compatible: this is the reason why it supports any operating system available for the standard PC platform such as ROM_DOS, Windows, Linux as well a real-time operating systems like QNX , VxWork, WinCE and RT_Linux.
The CPU-1232 is an ideal choice for auto-navigation devices, medical devices, communication devices, routers & gateways, Internet appliances, and any other application requiring network capabilities and high performances in a small and rugged form factor.
An extended temperature version of the module is available upon request.