Micro/sys Releases EPIC Celeron/Pentium III Computer Board for GUI Applications

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Based on an Ultra-Low Voltage Celeron core, the SBC4685 from Micro/sys provides a powerful, multimedia controller in a 4.5” x 6.5” EPIC-standard footprint. The color VGA interface supports resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 and will connect directly to CRTs, TTL panels, single-channel LVDS panels, and dual-channel LVDS panels. Additionally, the AC97 audio interface allows output of sound from digital files or CDs or DVDs. This combination of video and audio interfaces allows the SBC4685 to easily implement systems ranging from kiosks to point-of-sale to industrial control panels.

Based on an Ultra-Low Voltage Celeron core, the from Micro/sys provides a powerful, multimedia controller in a 4.5” x 6.5” EPIC-standard footprint. The color VGA interface supports resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 and will connect directly to CRTs, TTL panels, single-channel LVDS panels, and dual-channel LVDS panels. Additionally, the AC97 audio interface allows output of sound from digital files or CDs or DVDs. This combination of video and audio interfaces allows the SBC4685 to easily implement systems ranging from kiosks to point-of-sale to industrial control panels.

In addition to the multimedia features, the new model also includes many different data communications channels. Two 100BASE-T Ethernet ports, four serial channels (three RS232 and one RS232/RS485), two USB host ports, and the first CAN bus interface on an EPIC-sized board, allow the SBC4685 to rapidly and reliably transfer data, whether it is audio files or machine control packets. The SBC4685 also has a full complement of AT-compatible I/O, including a dual floppy interface, a dual IDE controller for four IDE devices, a keyboard/mouse controller, and a parallel printer port.

With 256MB of SDRAM, CompactFlash, and full AT-compatibility, high-performance control systems can be developed as single board solutions. In its stackthrough version, the SBC4685 is ideal for plugging into a custom OEM I/O card. The SBC4685 can boot DOS, Windows 98, Linux, Windows CE, Windows XP, VxWorks®, and other PC-compatible operating systems.

The SBC4685 is implemented with the Intel Ultra-Low Voltage Celeron or Low-Power Pentium III, which offers speeds up to 700MHz, on-chip cache, 64-bit DRAM access, and hardware floating point. If needed, I/O expansion can be added to the SBC4685 through PC/104 cards or high-speed I/O expansion can be added with PC/104-plus cards. The CompactFlash socket on the SBC4685 can be used as solid-state storage for operating systems and large applications. A free development kit is provided that includes cables, sample software, and full documentation.

The basic SBC4685 starts at $895 in single quantity. Optional features are quite cost-effective, as they do not require additional boards. Significant OEM discounts are available. Contact Technical Sales Dept., Micro/sys, Inc., 3730 Park Place, Montrose, CA, 91020, phone (818) 244-4600, FAX (818) 244-4246, email: info@embeddedsys.com, URL: http://www.embeddedsys.com.

Micro/sys has been manufacturing OEM industrial microcomputer products since 1976, including board-level products and integrated computers. Micro/sys embedded computers are specified by OEMs in semiconductor processing, medical, mail handling, pharmaceutical, industrial marking, process control, and many other industries.

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