Micro/sys 486/586 Computer Packs Powerful Data Acquisition, GPS, and Wireless Communication

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Based on a high-performance 486/586 core, the SBC4495 from Micro/sys provides a powerful, feature-rich controller in a 4.5” x 6.5” EPIC™-standard footprint. Eight channels of 14-bit A/D with simultaneous reads and eight channels of 14-bit D/A provide a highly accurate temperature-compensated data acquisition system. In addition, the on-board GPS provides timing that can synchronize the data acquisition of geographically distant systems to within 190ns, along with providing location and altitude. The CardBus slot allows a diverse selection of cards to be plugged in, from Wi-Fi, to modems, to mass storage.

Based on a high-performance 486/586 core, the SBC4495 from Micro/sys provides a powerful, feature-rich controller in a 4.5” x 6.5” EPIC™-standard footprint. Eight channels of 14-bit A/D with simultaneous reads and eight channels of 14-bit D/A provide a highly accurate temperature-compensated data acquisition system. In addition, the on-board GPS provides timing that can synchronize the data acquisition of geographically distant systems to within 190ns, along with providing location and altitude. The CardBus slot allows a diverse selection of cards to be plugged in, from Wi-Fi, to modems, to mass storage.

In addition to PC-compatible features, such as SVGA and four serial ports, the new model also includes 100BASE-T Ethernet support. With 64MB of SDRAM, CompactFlash, and full AT-compatibility, high-performance control systems can be developed as single board solutions. In its stackthrough version, the SBC4495 is ideal for plugging into a custom OEM I/O card. The SBC4495 can boot DOS, Windows 98, Linux, Windows CE, VxWorks®, and other PC-compatible operating systems.

The SBC4495 is implemented with the STPC Atlas processor, which offers speeds up to 133MHz, on-chip cache, 64-bit DRAM access, hardware floating point, and AT-compatible interrupt, timer, and DMA controllers. It also includes COM1-COM4, 24 bits digital I/O, SuperVGA, keyboard, and mouse. The SuperVGA includes hardware acceleration, and drives CRT monitors and LVDS TFT flat panel displays with resolutions up to 1280 x 1024. 100 MHz Ethernet provides fast, reliable communications. If needed, I/O expansion can be added to the SBC4495 through PC/104 cards or high-speed I/O expansion can be added with PC/104-plus cards. The CompactFlash socket on the SBC4495 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 SBC4495 starts at $495 in single quantity. An industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) version is also available starting at $565. 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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