Arlington, Texas - Processing speed, low power consumption and wide operating temperature are desirable, yet conflicting, goals for industrial computers. WinSystems says it solves this dilemma with its new EBC-C3, a highly integrated, full-featured, single-board computer.
This 733-MHz, EBX-size board has an operational temperature range of -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C and runs Windows CE.Net, Windows XP Embedded, Linux and other X86-compatible operating systems such as VxWorks and QNX. WinSystems describes it as a processor-intensive solution for demanding applications in heavy manufacturing, COTS/military, transportation, pipeline, networking and machine control.
The EBC-C3 is based on the 733-MHz fanless Eden ESP7000 processor from Via Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan). WinSystems called the Eden a true sixth-generation X86 architecture with a native X86 instruction set and integrated L1/L2 cache for high performance. The ESP7000 consumes 6 watts maximum, and nearly 1 W typical, when running at a clock speed of 733 MHz. The result is that the processor can run full speed at extended temperatures without a fan. The Eden contains Via's Padlock data encryption engine to ensure secure communications.
The EBC-C3 contains a rich mix of memory and I/O functions. The board supports up to 512 Mbytes of PC133 SDRAM in a standard 168-pin socket. Type I or II compact flash cards are supported with up to 1 Gbyte of solid-state storage. A separate 32-pin socket accepts an M-Systems DiskOnChip flash device, SRAM or EPROM. Dual Ultra DMA 33/66/100 hard-disk interfaces and a 3.5/5.25-inch floppy-disk controller support rotational media.
Other features include a high-performance 4x AGP flat-panel/CRT video controller with on-board low-voltage differential signaling for digital flat-panel displays.
The board measures 5.75 x 8 inches. It requires only 5 volts and typically draws 3.1 amps with 256 Mbytes of SDRAM. Delivery is stock to three weeks. The price is $695 in moderate volumes.
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