Micro/sys Releases StackableUSB™ 486/586 Computer with LCD/ Touchscreen Interface and Ethernet for Extended Temp Applications

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This high-performance 486/586 CPU board is the newest addition to Micro/sys’ StackableUSB™ single board computers. The SBC1496 is a powerful RoHS compliant controller that operates from –40°C to +85°C and provides I/O expansion via StackableUSB™ peripherals. In addition to PC-compatible features, such as SVGA and dual serial ports, the new model also includes four USB 2.0 high-speed (480Mbits/s) ports, two USB 1.1 full-speed ports, and 100BASE-T Ethernet support. With up to 64MB of SDRAM, CompactFlash, and full AT-compatibility, high-performance control systems can be implemented on this stackable embedded form factor (PC/104-size) SBC. The SBC1496 can boot DOS, Linux, Windows CE, VxWorks, and other PC-compatible operating systems.

This high-performance 486/586 CPU board is the newest addition to Micro/sys’ StackableUSB™ single board computers. The SBC1496 is a powerful RoHS compliant controller that operates from –40°C to +85°C and provides I/O expansion via StackableUSB™ peripherals. In addition to PC-compatible features, such as SVGA and dual serial ports, the new model also includes four USB 2.0 high-speed (480Mbits/s) ports, two USB 1.1 full-speed ports, and 100BASE-T Ethernet support. With up to 64MB of SDRAM, CompactFlash, and full AT-compatibility, high-performance control systems can be implemented on this stackable embedded form factor (PC/104-size) SBC. The SBC1496 can boot DOS, Linux, Windows CE, VxWorks, and other PC-compatible operating systems.

The SBC1496 is implemented with the STPC Atlas processor, which offers speeds up to 133MHz, on-chip cache, 64-bit DRAM access, hardware floating point, digital I/O, and AT-compatible EIDE, interrupt, timer, and DMA controllers. The SBC1496 includes COM1, COM2, SuperVGA, keyboard, and mouse. The SuperVGA includes hardware acceleration, and drives CRT monitors and LVDS TFT flat panel displays with resolutions to 1024 x 1024. 100 MHz Ethernet provides fast, reliable communications.

When I/O expansion is needed, the StackableUSB™ interconnect architecture enables the control of up to 5 StackableUSB™ peripheral devices in a rugged, bolt-together platform.

The CompactFlash socket on the SBC1496 can be used as solid-state storage for operating systems and large applications. Micro/sys installs a ready-to-run firmware system on the SBC1496 at no cost. This firmware includes a complete industrial BIOS, board setup screens, and application download utilities, and can create a DOS-like execution environment immediately upon powerup. Borland or Microsoft C/C++ 16-bit .EXE files can be downloaded to the board upon receipt. Alternatively, the computer may be configured to boot 32-bit operating systems upon powerup. A development kit that includes cables, sample software, and full documentation is available.

The basic SBC1496 starts at $385 in single quantity. The industrial temperature (–40°C to +85°C) version is available starting at $435. 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, 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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Contact: Lauren Dowden
Phone: (818) 244-4600
FAX: (818) 244-4246
http://www.embeddedsys.com

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