The Matrix-514, from Artila Electronics, is a Linux-ready industrial embedded computer. Powered by a 180MHz ATMEL AT91RM9200 ARM9 RISC CPU, onboard 64MB SDRAM, and 16MB Flash memory with Linux 2.6 OS pre-installed, the Matrix-514 provides four independent 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports, four RS-232/422/485 serial ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and 21 programmable digital I/Os. An SD socket is also available for up to 2 GB flash memory storage expansion.
The Matrix-514 is shipped with the GNU tool chain, which includes a C/C++ cross compiler and Glibc. With this tool chain, users can develop their application software using an x86-based computer, then download and run their application software on the Matrix-514.
The Matrix-514 accepts a wide range of power input from 9VDC to 40VDC. Auto polarity and surge protection functions are included to protect it from a faulty power connection. Multiple Ethernet ports make the Matrix-514 an ideal computer platform for industrial communication gateways, industrial VPNs, and firewalls, featuring fault tolerance control. The serial ports support PPP protocol and can cooperate with a GPRS/GSM/3G modem for Machine to Machine (M2M) application and backup WAN. In addition, the hardware controlled RS-485 interface enables flawless communication between the Matrix-514 and industrial serial devices. Its USB port provides further expansion functions such as Bluetooth communication, video capture, and Wireless LAN. The onboard 21 programmable digital I/O port features CMOS/TTL digital I/O signals and can be used for external device signal monitoring and as an On/Off control.
Powerful communication functions, plus reliable hardware and software architecture make the Matrix-514 ready for numerous industrial and building automation applications.
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