Rugged Feature-Rich PC/104 SBC Family Targets Embedded Applications
The Helix family of PC/104 SBCs combines mid-range CPU performance, standard PC I/O, and on-board data acquisition circuitry at a competitive price. Available PC I/O includes 3 or 6 USB 2.0 (model dependent), 4 serial ports (2 RS-232/422/485 and 2 RS-232), 1 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, and a SATA port. The data acquisition circuit includes 16 16-bit analog inputs, 4 16-bit analog outputs and 27 digital I/O lines configurable as counter/timers and pulse width modulators.
Based on the Vortex86DX3 SoC dual core CPU running at 1GHz, Helix SBCs support up to 2GB of DDR3 SDRAM soldered on board. The SBC offers stackable I/O expansion with PC/104 I/O modules and provides a PCIe MiniCard socket for additional I/O expansion. I/O modules featuring WiFi, Ethernet, analog I/O, digital I/O, and CAN are available in the PCIe MiniCard form factor, providing compact expandability without increasing the total height of the system.
The Helix SBC was designed with rugged applications in mind. With an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C, soldered on-board memory, and thicker PCB, Helix is an excellent choice for vehicle and other harsh environment applications.