The new ECM-3612 single board computer (SBC) from Evalue is designed for low profile, fanless applications. The compact 3.5" embedded micro board incorporates a passively cooled, low-power VIA Eden 1 GHz/667 MHz processor, and 128 MB SDRAM.
By integrating the CPU and memory onboard, ECM-3612 significantly reduces the system's total cost and prevents the components from loosening under heavy vibration, thus enhancing the system's reliability.
The VIA ESP10K processor consumes 7 watts of power only and eliminates the needs to employ a CPU fan. Along with integrated 2D/3D graphics, Audio, LAN and four serial ports, these combinations provide a processor-intensive solution for demanding applications in industrial automation, POS, transportations and embedded controller.
The ECM-3612's VGA function has up to 32 MB of shared memory built-in to the VIA VT8606 TwisterT chipset, and is capable of simultaneously displaying on CRT monitors and 18-bit dual channel LVDS LCD panels.
An onboard AC'97 Codec sound chip provides a stereo, full duplex multimedia environment, while integrated Realtek RTL8101L chipset offers 10/100 Base TX fast Ethernet function.
The ECM-3612 board shares similar component placement and functionality with ECM-3610, thus offering a smooth transition opportunity for the current users of ECM-3610.
The board also contains a mix of I/O functions which includes two USB 1.1 ports, dual Enhanced IDE ports, one FDD interface, four serial ports, one parallel port and one IrDA port. Additional hardware can be utilized via the onboard PC/104 expansion slot, while a CompactFlash socket is available for optional storage configuration.
The ECM-3612 runs Windows CE.NET, Windows XP Embedded, Linux and other x86-compatible operating systems such as VxWorks and QNX. With its small-footprint and low power design, ECM-3612 serves as a cost-effective solution for a number of industrial and commercial applications such as Panel PC, POS, KIOSK and thin client.
ECM-3612 is available now.
Evalue Technology Inc.
Tinton Falls, N.J.