Chassis Plans announced the M2U-20A rugged COTS Plus rackmount computer system. The M2U-20A is designed for high shock and vibration environments found in military applications and includes unique features to assure survival in the harshest environments. The system is optimized for installation in transit cases or for mobile installations such as aircraft or vehicular. The M2U-20A is designed to meet 901D in a shock isolated rack and Mil-Std-810G for survival in high-G applications. The M2U-20A is currently shipping in production quantities.
Logic Supply introduced the rugged SolidLogic ION GS-L05 fanless system. The SolidLogic ION-GS-L05 is available with two mainboard options: one features the Atom 230 CPU and wide input power supply options via the direct-plug picoPSU power supplies and the other features the Atom dual core 330 CPU, onboard power source, and included wireless card with antenna. Dual core system price starts at $485.00 and includes RAM, HDD, and power supply.
Nexcom announced the NISE 3140 fanless industrial computer system. The NISE 3140 is designed for image-processing applications such as video streaming, video surveillance, image mapping, visual inspection, and face / feature recognition. The NISE 3140 fanless computer features the Intel graphics media accelerator 4500MHD and the Intel GM45 and ICH9M chipsets. It supports a range of Intel Core 2 Duo and Celeron processors. The Nexcom NISE 3140 is ideal for industrial automation, industrial control, vending machines, self-service kiosk, or infotainment machines.
The AXIOMTEK eBOX620-823-FL embedded computer system supports an industrial temperature range of -20°C to +70°C. The fanless and rugged embedded box PC features the industrial-temperature grade Intel Atom processor Z510PT (1.1 GHz) or Z520PT (1.33 GHz), the Intel System Controller Hub US15W XL, and one 200-pin DIMM socket (supports up to 2GB DDR2 400/533 DRAM). The onboard Intel System Controller Hub US15W XL includes the Intel GMA500 graphics engine which utilizes up to 256 MB frame buffer.
Aonix launched ObjectAda Real-Time 8.4 for Windows. The release targets Intel x86 architecture embedded and real-time systems running the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). ObjectAda Real-Time for Windows x Intel/VxWorks consists of a fully compliant ACATS 2.5 Ada 95 compiler plus supporting tools. It is compatible with Wind River’s VxWorks environment, which comprises the VxWorks operating system and the VxWorks cross development toolset. ObjectAda Real-Time targeting the Intel x86 architecture running Wind Rivers’ VxWorks is immediately available.
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) updated the Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) Standard, which is a companion standard to DisplayPort Version 1.1a. The new eDP version provides an updated definition of requirements and options for the standard panel interface in embedded display applications. The eDP Standard defines a particular set of DisplayPort features to be used in embedded applications including notebook PCs and all-in-one PCs.
American Portwell Technology introduced the PEM-E200VLA ETX module. The PEM-E200VLA ETX embedded system board features the latest 45nm Intel Atom processor N270, Mobile Intel 945GSE Express chipset, high performance computing power, and a compact size of only 114mm x 95mm (4.49″ x 3.74″). The Portwell PEM-E200VLA is designed to support the dual VGA display interface for various multimedia devices with low power consumption. The PEM-E200VLA embedded board is ideal for applications that require fanless operation.
TenAsys introduced INtime 4.0 real-time operating systems (RTOS) for Windows. INtime 4.0 enables embedded system developers to run multiple instances of the TenAsys INtime real-time operating systems alongside Windows on the same multi-core processor platform. Previously, embedded systems requiring multiple real-time OSes and Windows needed to employ multiple independent processor platforms. By consolidating operating environments into a single platform, embedded system developers can obtain significant cost savings and improved scalability of processing power.