The rugged A19, from MEN Micro Inc., is a 6U VMEbus single board computer (SBC) that supports several Intel processors, from the 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo T7400 down to the single core Celeron M. The A19 features the Intel’s low-power 945GME Express Chipset, an integrated 256-bit graphics engine providing up to 250 MHz for exceptional graphics performance, and ability to connect two monitors with either the same or different displays. The A19′s processor and chipset combination makes the SBC ideal for use in a wide range of industrial, medical engineering, robotics, infotainment and transportation industries with high computing requirements found in monitoring, control, automation and security functions. Pricing for the A19 starts at $3,942. Delivery is two weeks ARO.
A19 6U VME SBC Features
- Intel Core Duo T2500, U2500 or L2400
- 1-slot 2eSST VMEbus master and slave
- Up to 4 GB DDR2 DRAM soldered
- 2 SATA, 1 PATA interface
- 1 VGA at front
- 2 SDVO, HD audio via mezzanine
- 2 Gb Ethernet at front, 2 Gb Ethernet at P0
- 2 USB at front, 4 USB via mezzanine
- 1 UART via mezzanine
- 1 XMC or PMC, 1 mezzanine card slot
- PCI Express six x1 links
- Board controller
For rugged industrial applications, the A19 comes standard with a tailored passive heat sink. Depending on processor type, heat sink size and system requirements, the A19 can also be used in an extended temperature range. The soldered DDR2-RAM system memory (up to 4 GB) guarantees optimum shock and vibration resistance. For operation in humid and dusty environments, the A19 is also prepared for conformal coating.
A Tundra TSI148 bridge controller on the A19 delivers 2eSST functionality that doubles the theoretical VME transaction bandwidth up to 320 MB/s, while maintaining compatibility with legacy standards, including VME64 and VME32.
Standard front panel I/O includes graphics via a VGA connector as well as two Gigabit Ethernet and two USB 2.0 interfaces. A PMC or XMC slot coupled with a specially developed mezzanine card, which can also be used on the CompactPCI-based SBC D9, provide expanded I/O functions on the A19. With a mezzanine card, up to four USB and two Gigabit Ethernet ports are led to the rear of the A19.
The Ethernet channels enable the implementation of a packet-based switching architecture on top of CompactPCI to meet PICMG 2.16 specifications. Additional I/O options via a mezzanine card include a digital video port via DVI and HD audio. Six PCI Express lanes ensure fast data transfer. The A19 offers a CompactFlash slot and two SATA ports used on-board or on the backplane.
The A19 operates in Windows and Linux environments as well as with real-time operating systems that support a multicore architecture. The Award BIOS has been specially developed for embedded system applications. The A19 also features built-in monitoring functions for the processor, board temperature and operating system.
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