Posted by Courtney E. Howard
SAN JOSE, Calif., 9 May 2011. WinSystems announced its EPX-C380, an EPIC-compatible, Intel 1.66 GHz Atom-based single board computer (SBC). The EPX-C380 uses either the Intel Atom single core N450 or dual core D510 processor combined with the ICH8M I/O hub controller, both of which are supplied from Intel’s Embedded Architecture Division for long-term availability. Operational from -40° to +70°Celsius, the SBCs provide processor- and I/O-intensive solutions for demanding applications, such as medical, COTS/military, security, transportation, pipeline, and machine control.
The EPX-C380 measures 115mm x 165mm (4.5 x 6.5 inches) and is compatible with the Embedded Platform for Industrial Computing (EPIC) computer board standard.
The EPX-C380 uses the integrated Intel Gen 3.5 graphics processor, which incorporates VGA and LVDS display interfaces with resolutions of 1400 x 1050 and 1366 x 768, respectively. Memory support includes up to 2GB of DDR2 667 MHz SODIMM system memory, as well as a CompactFlash socket and optional 2MB battery-backed SRAM.
The EPX-C380 has two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two SATA channels, and eight USB 2.0 ports plus four RS-232/422/485 asynchronous serial channels onboard. A parallel port consisting of 48 lines of digital I/O, high-definition audio (7.1 codec), LPT interface, real-time clock, and watchdog timer round out the onboard I/O. PC/104-Plus and miniPCIe connectors are included for expansion with standard or user-designed specialty I/O modules.
The EPX-C380 architecture is PC compatible and supports WES 7, Linux, Windows XP embedded, and a vast software development tool set, including device drivers and libraries. It also supports other x86-compatible real-time operating systems, such as QNX and VxWorks.
The EPX-C380 requires only +5 volts and typically draws 1.9 Amps (typical) with 1 Gigabyte of DDR SDRAM installed. The board is RoHS compliant.
The fanless 1.66GHz board with the single core N450 processor lists for $695 each. Delivery is from stock to three weeks.