Rugged VENUS SBC Based on Intel Skylake 6th Generation Core i7/i5 Processor Provides Powerful I/O-Rich Embedded Solution

Diamond Systems Corporation

 Based on the "Skylake" 6th generation Core i7/i5 U series processor, Venus offers the highest available CPU performance in a small form factor rugged SBC with modest power consumption. It incorporates a full suite of rugged features such as soldered memory, latching connectors, and a thicker PCB, making it suitable for the most demanding vehicle applications. The 4GB soldered memory may be upgraded to as high as 20GB using Diamond’s unique RSODIMM rugged memory modules, which are designed to withstand MIL-STD-202G shock and vibration specifications.

The 3.5 inch form factor enables Venus to include an impressive range of I/O features on a single board while retaining a small profile. Connectivity includes 4 RS-232/422/485 serial ports, 6 USB ports (4 are USB 3.0 capable), dual gigabit Ethernet ports, and 16 digital I/O lines. Additionally, Venus also provides the highest expansion flexibility, including both a OneBank Plus (PCIe/104 + PCI-104) socket and 2 full-size MiniCard sockets.

Venus supports 3 simultaneous independent displays (VGA, HDMI, and LVDS LCD), all of which are 4K capable. Mass storage options include SATA DOM, mSATA, and a connector for an external SATA drive (all ports are SATA III capable). The bottom side heat spreader provides the most efficient cooling solution in a weight-optimized design, enabling Venus to run reliably at up to 85oC. The wide range 9-18V power input compatibility provides additional flexibility.

Check out our Raptor rugged computer systems using Venus in an enclosure with MIL-DTL-38999 connectors, MIL-STD-202G shock/vibration specs, MIL-STD-461 compliance, and IP67 environmental rating.


Venus SBC in “3.5 inch” form factor (4.00 x 5.75”)

Venus SBC’s thicker PCB, latching connectors and heat spreader

Bottom view of Venus SBC showing processor and soldered 4GB memory

Venus SBC can be housed in Diamond’s rugged Raptor enclosure to create a cost-effective, high-performance, low-power, customizable Mission Computer.

Diamond Systems Corp.

158 Commercial Street
Sunnyvale, CA 94086