Rugged PCI/104-Express single-board computer for military applications introduced by Diamond

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 16 March 2014. Diamond Systems Corp. in Mountain View, Calif., is introducing the Quantum conduction-cooled PCI/104-Express single-board computer family for harsh-environment military, on-vehicle, and industrial applications.

Rugged PCI/104-Express single-board computer for military applications introduced by Diamond
Rugged PCI/104-Express single-board computer for military applications introduced by Diamond
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 16 March 2014. Diamond Systems Corp. in Mountain View, Calif., is introducing the Quantum conduction-cooled PCI/104-Express single-board computer family for harsh-environment military, on-vehicle, and industrial applications.

The Quantum embedded computing boards have interchangeable, full-size QSeven COMs processors and a integrated I/O baseboard. Processors available include the 1 GHz AMD Fusion G-T40E CPU, the 1 GHz AMD G-series eKabini GX-210HA SOC and ARM A9 i.MX6 single/dual/quad cores to 1.2 GHz.

Quantum operates in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius. A bottom-mounted heat spreader simplifies the installation of I/O modules on the top side of the board, eliminating interference from heat sinks and increasing space for I/O functions and connectors. Most I/O is provided on latching connectors for increased ruggedness. The boards also incorporate a 6 V to 34 V wide voltage power input.

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The family of single-board computers use serial high-speed buses available with QSeven for extended product viability as well as the concept's modular plug and play function that enhances performance scalability.

The PCI/104-Express-based family offers a wide range of on-board I/O including data acquisition with A/D, digital I/O, counter/timers, and pulse width modulators. Standard PC I/O includes USB 2.0, RS-232/422/485, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, and digital I/O.

Quantum single-board computers support I/O expansion with PCI-104, PCI Express/104, and PCI/104-Express I/O modules. A miniature PCI Express connector supports PCI Express/104 Type 1 and Type 2 modules and provides compatibility with existing PCI Express/104 I/O modules.

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For additional I/O expansion, Quantum also provides a dual-use PCI Express MiniCard/mSATA socket. I/O modules with WiFi, Ethernet, analog I/O, digital I/O, and CAN are available in the PCI Express MiniCard form factor.

Quantum single-board computers run Linux, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows XP operating systems. A Linux software development kit is available with bootable images and drivers to facilitate the start of a design project right out of the box.

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

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