Diamond Systems has a new 200 MHz Pentium II PC/104 board that incorporates 128MB memory, Ethernet, and a professional-quality analog and digital I/O circuitry with autocalibration.
Called Electra, the PC/104 board supports Linux, DOS, QNX, and Windows CE operating systems are supported. It consumes only 5.5 watts and operates over the -40 to +85C extended temperature range without a fan.
Built-in data acquisition circuit provides high-accuracy, stable A/D performance with 16-bit resolution and programmable input ranges. A 512-sample FIFO and on-board programmable timer enable error-free 100KHz A/D sampling rate in any operating system.
It includes 4 12-bit D/A channels, 24 programmable digital I/O lines, and two programmable counter/timers. All data acquisition features are fully supported the company’s Universal Driver software to simplify application development. Built-in autocalibration circuitry provides enhanced accuracy for analog measurements, reducing errors by a factor of 10 over competitors’ manually calibrated boards.
Two configurations are available for Elektra: Model ELK200-EA-XT includes
CPU plus data acquisition, while model ELK200-E-XT is the lower-cost
CPU-only configuration. Both versions include 4 RS-232 ports, 2 USB 1.1
ports with USB floppy support, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, PS/2 keyboard/mouse,
parallel and IDE ports, programmable watchdog timer, and on-board backup
battery for real-time clock and BIOS settings.
Elektra also fits inside Diamond Systems’ Pandora enclosure system to provide a compact, rugged, wall- or chassis-mountable industrial CPU. Pandora utilizes a unique cable-free I/O panel board to provide a rugged and customizable packaged embedded computing solution.
In quantity 1-9, the ELK200-EA-XT is priced at $750, while the ELK200-E-XT
is $450. Volume discounts apply when purchasing 10 or more units. Both
models are available now.