Single-board computer based on DMP Vortex86DX3 system-on-chip (SoC) introduced by Diamond Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif. 7 June 2016. Diamond Systems Corp. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the compact, rugged HELIX PC/104 single-board computer based on the DMP Vortex86DX3 system-on-chip (SoC) processor for low price, low performance applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif. 7 June 2016. Diamond Systems Corp. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the compact, rugged HELIX PC/104 single-board computer based on the DMP Vortex86DX3 system-on-chip (SoC) processor for low price, low performance applications.

The Helix board provides optional integrated data acquisition circuitry, PCI Express MiniCard I/O expansion, and rugged construction. Helix is for applications needing a stable, low cost board platform with many years of availability.

Two standard Helix models are available off-the-shelf: one aimed low-cost basic applications and the other targeting data acquisition applications.

The data acquisition model adds a data acquisition circuit as well as other I/O. Customization options are available allowing customers to match the specific needs of their application with on-board has of the Helix board.

Using an expanded PC/104 form factor measuring 102-by-102-millimeters, the rectangular shape provides more coastline for I/O connectors. The board combines the 1 GHz DMP Vortex86DX3 dual core SoC with PC I/O and on-board data acquisition circuitry.

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VGA and LVDS displays are supported and the available PC I/O includes up to 6 USB 2.0 ports, 2 RS-232/422/485 and 2 RS-232 ports, 1 10/100-megabit-per-second Ethernet port, 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, and 1 SATA port that supports on-board SATA DOM and off-board SATA devices.

The optional integrated data acquisition circuitry includes 16 16-bit A/D channels with 100 KHz sample rate, 4 16-bit D/A channels with voltage outputs, and 11 additional programmable digital I/O lines for 27 lines.

For more information contact Diamond Systems online at www.diamondsystems.com.

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