DSM Computer is launching the first member of its second-generation NanoServer industrial computer with Intel Core processors and the energy-saving QM67 mobile chip set. The N1-QM67 provides high performance while offering optimized energy efficiency compared with the previous NanoServer models.
The compact IPC N1-QM67 box measures 204 x 226 x 79 mm and provides a free PCI Express x16 slot for expansion with a graphic card or a frame-grabber. This makes the system also ideal for demanding image-processing tasks. A short Mini PCI Express x1 slot is also available internally. The DVI-I, DVI-D and HDMI interfaces allow the connection of high-resolution displays that supply three independent images to three separate monitors.
In addition to the standard variant that integrates an Intel Core i5-2510E processor with two cores, the NanoServer N1-QM67 can optionally be supplied in further variants with Intel Core i7-2710QE (four cores) or Intel Core i3-2330E (two cores).
For a low cost model, the embedded system can also be equipped with an Intel Celeron G810 processor. The two Intel Core i5-2510E and i7-2710QE CPUs integrate the Intel Turbo Boost technology with which the processor is automatically over-clocked for applications that use just one core. Thanks to the Intel AMT 7.0 Active Management Technology, the high-end computer can be booted, managed and serviced remotely. The fast DDR3 RAM main memory can be expanded to a maximum capacity of 8GB.
Together with the six USB 2.0 (four external, two internal), two USB 3.0 and four serial ports (three RS232, one RS232/RS422/RS485) interfaces, four Serial ATA for SATA II and two Serial ATA for SATA III devices are available as internal interfaces. In addition to two 1000 Base-T LAN interfaces, Wireless LAN 802.11 is also supported on request.
The robust industrial housing provides space for two 2.5 inch hard disk drives (HDD) 24/7 (SATA II 300) or solid state drives (SSDs). One hard disk is directly accessible from a screwed-on base cover; the second hard disk is accessible from the housing cover. On customer request, a third hard disk can also be installed.
The N1-QM67 supports the Windows XP, Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit), Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Embedded POSReady 7 operating systems. Support is also provided for Linux drivers. For embedded operating systems, the NanoServer is also available with a flash device.
The flexible industrial computer obtains its power directly from a 12 V / 24 V DC power input or an external 100 - 240 V AC power pack. The active cooling of the system allows a rated operating temperature range of 0° to 50°C.
This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.