Micro/sys 486/586 Computer Packs Powerful Data Acquisition, GPS, and Wireless Communication

Based on a high-performance 486/586 core, the SBC4495 from Micro/sys provides a powerful, feature-rich controller in a 4.5 x 6.5 EPIC-standard footprint. Eight channels of 14-bit A/D with simultaneous reads and eight channels of 14-bit D/A provide a highly accurate temperature-compensated data acquisition system. In addition, the on-board GPS provides timing that can synchronize the data acquisition of geographically distant systems to within 190ns, along with providing location and altitude. The CardBus slot allows a diverse selection of cards to be plugged in, from Wi-Fi, to modems, to mass storage.

In addition to PC-compatible features, such as SVGA and four serial ports, the new model also includes 100BASE-T Ethernet support. With 64MB of SDRAM, CompactFlash, and full AT-compatibility, high-performance control systems can be developed as single board solutions. In its stackthrough version, the SBC4495 is ideal for plugging into a custom OEM I/O card. The SBC4495 can boot DOS, Windows 98, Linux, Windows CE, VxWorks, and other PC-compatible operating systems.

The SBC4495 is implemented with the STPC Atlas processor, which offers speeds up to 133MHz, on-chip cache, 64-bit DRAM access, hardware floating point, and AT-compatible interrupt, timer, and DMA controllers. It also includes COM1-COM4, 24 bits digital I/O, SuperVGA, keyboard, and mouse. The SuperVGA includes hardware acceleration, and drives CRT monitors and LVDS TFT flat panel displays with resolutions up to 1280 x 1024. 100 MHz Ethernet provides fast, reliable communications. If needed, I/O expansion can be added to the SBC4495 through PC/104 cards or high-speed I/O expansion can be added with PC/104-plus cards. The CompactFlash socket on the SBC4495 can be used as solid-state storage for operating systems and large applications. A free development kit is provided that includes cables, sample software, and full documentation.

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