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Fanless 1GHz Extended Temperature EPIC SBC Supports Wired and Wireless Communications

ws_epx855.jpgWinSystems announces their EPX-855-G, an EPIC-compatible, Intel 1GHz ultra low-power single board computer (SBC). Operational over a wide temperature range of -40° to +70° Celsius, it provides an open and powerful platform for management of geographically distributed machinery and sensors used in industrial environments. It has two Ethernet and four USB ports plus four COM channels onboard. As a population option, it supports 802.11 wireless Ethernet, GSA/GPRS cellular modem, CDMA cellular modem, ZigBee wireless RF modules, and 56Kbph global-compliant dial-up modem. This small board measures 115mm x 165mm (4.5" x 6.5") and is compatible with the EPIC (Embedded Platform for Industrial Computing) board standard. The EPX-855-G provides a processor- and I/O-intensive solution for demanding application in robotics, COTS/ military, transportation, pipeline, and machine control.

The EPX-855- G is a full-featured SBC based on the Intel's popular 855GME chipset with the ICH4 communications controller and integrated Extreme Graphics 2 video 3D controller. The EPC-855-G features an Intel 1GHz Celeron-M. An optional 1.8GHz Pentium® M processor with a fan is available for very high-performance applications. Both CPU and system controllers are supplied from Intel's Embedded Architecture Division for long-term availability. In addition to one Gigabit and one 10/100 wired Ethernet port, it also has SVGA and dual channel LVDS flat panel video, CompactFlash socket, Ultra-ATA disk interface, 24 lines of digital I/O, AC97 audio (5.1 codec), LPT interface, and a PS/2 port for keyboard and mouse. The software programmable 24-line digital I/O controller provides input, output, or output with readback for each I/O line. Also included on the board are PC/104 and PC/104-Plus connectors that support both off-the-shelf or user-designed specialty I/O modules.

Since the EPX-855-B architecture is PC-compatible, it supports Linux, Windows® XP embedded, and a vast software development tool set including device drivers and libraries. It also supports other x86-compatible real time operating systems, such as QNX and VxWorks.

The EPX-855-G uses the Phoenix Trusted core BIOS. It supports advanced features such as a custom splash screen, APM 1.2 and ACPI 1.0b power management modes, PXE boot and multi-language support.

The EPX-855-G requires only +5 volts and typically draws 1.9 Amps (typical) with 1 Gigabyte of DDR SDRAM installed. The board is RoHS compliant.

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