Fanless -40° to +85°C Operation and PC/104-Plus Expansion for Rugged Applications Complement Gains in Performance and Efficiency
ARLINGTON, Texas – November 1, 2016 – WINSYSTEMS, a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial embedded computer modules, has introduced a new line of Intel® Atom™ E3800-based single board computers designed to operate in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C. The EBC-C413 models include onboard USB, Gigabit Ethernet controllers, serial ports, GPIO and additional I/O expansion through MiniPCIe and PC/104-Plus. These in-stock, off-the-shelf industrial SBCs are optimally designed for rugged embedded applications that require extended temperature operation, long-term availability, and a wide variety of I/O expansion options to meet unique project requirements.
“The evolution of our EBX product line reflects WINSYSTEMS’ deep experience developing embedded solutions for rugged industrial applications,” said Technical Sales Director George Hilliard. “The EBC-C413 withstands the often-extreme temperature ranges and levels of vibration and shock in these operating environments while consistently delivering solid reliability and durability. And, because it leverages low-power Intel architecture while continuing support for legacy operating systems, it facilitates upgrades to newer technology. Customers who incorporate them can gain all the advantages of running the latest Linux and Windows 10 operating systems.”
ABUNDANT FEATURES AND EXPANSION OPPORTUNITIES
The EBC-C413 series features the Intel Atom E3800 family of processors in an industry-standard EBX form factor. The low-profile thermal heat plate design reduces its height by 47 percent – from 1.15 inches to 0.6 inches compared to its predecessor EBC-C384. The Intel Atom E3800 family delivers numerous enhancements over previous-generation Intel Atom processors including improvements in computational performance, energy efficiency and power management. The SBC EBC-C413 underpins quad-core, dual-core or single-core processors and up to 8GB of DDR3L SDRAM. The Intel Generation 7-based graphics engine supports up to two simultaneously active displays with interfaces available for analog VGA, Mini DisplayPort and LVDS connections.
For networking and communications, the EBC-C413 includes two Intel I210 Ethernet controllers with 10/100/1000 Mb/s multi-speed operation. It provides eight USB 2.0 channels and four serial ports to support RS-232/422/485 interface levels. The series also includes two MiniPCIe connectors and PC/104-Plus, enabling further high-speed I/O expansion and/or an mSATA SSD drive. Both of the MiniPCIe connectors accommodate full-length cards with screw-down mounting for improved shock and vibration durability. One MiniPCIe connector also supports bootable mSATA solid-state disks. The PC/104-Plus connector provides access to a full ecosystem of legacy off-the-shelf and custom-design I/O expansion modules, including dual Gigabit Ethernet and data acquisition modules.
Linux, Windows® and other x86 operating systems can be booted from the CFast, mSATA, SATA or USB interfaces, providing flexible data storage options. WINSYSTEMS provides drivers for Linux and Windows 10 as well as preconfigured embedded operating systems.
ACCELERATED PERFORMANCE AND SPEED TO MARKET
“The EBC-C413 also represents the extension of our more than 35-year commitment to customers through embedded system solution development, design, production, technical support and proven product reliability,” Hilliard said. “Buying the most advanced plug-and-perform SBCs from WINSYSTEMS shrinks their development timeframes and speeds delivery, shortening time-to-market for their applications.”
Founded in 1982, WINSYSTEMS, Inc. designs and manufactures industrial single board computers (SBCs), I/O modules, and panel PCs that operate over extended temperatures. Product lines include rugged, compact standards such as 3.5-inch SBC, COM Express carrier boards, PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EPIC, EBX, and STD Bus. These products are engineered for harsh, rugged environments, which include industrial IoT, automation/control, transportation management, energy management, Mil/COTS, medical and communications applications.