Embedded Application Servers suit DAQ applications.
November 18, 2009 -
Standing 1.7 in. tall, Octavio-HLV and Octavio-ATHM are based on PC/104-expandable Helios and Athena II single board computers, respectively. Fanless units support 256 MB soldered DRAM, VGA monitor, and 10/100Base-T Ethernet. Optional data acquisition subsystem provides 16 16-bit A/D channels with up to 100 kHz data conversion rate, 512 or 2,048 sample FIFO, and auto-calibration. Operating over -40 to +85°C temperatures, systems have rugged enclosure that eliminates most internal cables.
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Diamond Systems Corporation
1255 Terra Bella Avenue
Mountain View, CA, 94043
Compact, Ruggedized, Fanless System Expands Flexibly
Low-power, high-performance system features integrated data acquisition functions
Nov. 16, 2009; Mountain View, Calif. -- Diamond Systems Corp., a leading supplier of ruggedized single-board computers (SBCs) and I/O expansion modules targeting real-world applications, today launched a series of compact, rugged, reliable, low-power systems aimed at high-reliability data acquisition and control applications. The Octavio-HLV and Octavio-ATHM "embedded application servers" are based on Diamond's field-proven, PC/104-expandable Helios and Athena II single board computers, respectively. Thanks to Diamond's unique 2-in-1 small form-factor SBCs, complete Octavio systems with built-in data acquisition stand just 1.7-inches tall.
The ready-to-deploy Octavio systems can be ordered with a range of standard configuration options, including processor type/speed, case height, integrated DC/DC power supply, DIN-rail attachment bracket, and integrated data-acquisition subsystem.
Octavio is highly shock and vibration tolerant, and operate fanless over an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. Its rugged enclosure was designed to eliminate most internal cables, resulting in enhanced ruggedness and reliability in both fixed and mobile environments.
Key Octavio system features are summarized in the table below:
Processor 800MHz Vortex86DX 500MHz VIA Mark CoreFusion
Memory 256MB soldered DRAM 256MB soldered DRAM
Display Type VGA monitor VGA monitor
CRT Resolution 1280 x 1024 maximum 1600 x 1200 maximum
USB Ports 4x USB 2.0 4x USB 1.1
Serial Ports 2x RS-232; 2x RS-232/422/485 2x RS-232; 2x RS-232/485
Networking 10/100Base-T Ethernet 10/100Base-T Ethernet
Mass Storage 128MB or 1GB IDE flashdisk 512MB or 4GB IDE flashdisk
Keyboard/Mouse PS/2 PS/2
Input Power 5VDC ±5% @ 5W maximum 5VDC ±5% @ 10W maximum
Operating Temp -40°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C
System Footprint 5.5 x 5.75 in. (138 x 145 mm) 5.5 x 5.75 in. (138 x 145 mm)
System Height 1.7, 3, 5, or 7 in. 1.7, 3, 5, or 7 in.
Weight 28.6 oz / 810.8g 30.4 oz / 861.8g
RoHS Compliant Compliant
OS Support Linux 2.6 or Windows CE 6.0 Linux 2.6 or QNX
Octavio's optional built-in data acquisition subsystem provides 16 16-bit A/D channels with up to 100KHz data conversion rate, 512- or 2048-sample fifo (depending on model), and autocalibration for maximum accuracy. Additionally, the DAQ subsystem provides: 4 12-bit analog outputs; 16, 24, or 40 digital I/O lines (depending on model); and counter/timer functions for sample rate control or general purpose timing.
All standard I/O interfaces are accessible via industry standard connectors on the system's front panel. The front panel also supports I/O from selected members of Diamond's field-proven PC/104 add-on module line.
All Octavio systems come pre-loaded with a small-footprint Linux 2.6 -based operating system, enabling first time use within minutes. Application development based on the system's optional data acquisition subsystem is greatly simplified thanks to the inclusion of Diamond's exclusive Universal Driver software, utilities, and demo sources. Support for Windows CE 6 is optionally available with Octavio-HLV models and support for QNX is optionally available with Octavio-ATHM models.
Pricing and Availability
Octavio's pricing - which in volume starts below $550 and varies according to SBC choice, flash disk size, case height, and other options -- starts at $605 for the Octavio-HLV (800MHz VortexDX CPU) and $940 for the Octavio-ATHM (500MHz VIA Mark CoreFusion CPU), at quantity 1. Contact Diamond for OEM pricing.
Founded in 1989, Diamond Systems Corporation was an early adopter of PC/104 technology and today is one of the leading worldwide suppliers of PC/104 I/O modules and highly integrated single board computers combining CPU and data acquisition on a single board. Diamond's extensive product line includes A/D, D/A, digital I/O, serial communications, multifunction networking, and power supply modules as well as single-board computers and enclosures. Diamond also offers a full range of system solutions, including the capability to customize boards or systems to meet the needs of a particular application. The privately held company is based in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
For more information, visit www.diamondsystems.com or call 1-800-36-PC104.