Digital PCI-104 I/O Module features CAN bus controller.

Press Release Summary:

Model AR-B104D includes CAN bus controller that provides up to 1 Mbps baud rate and handles error detection and retransmission to simplify programming. Module has 12-channel digital inputs that function as optical isolated general purpose inputs as well as counter inputs. Able to operate as automatic pulse generators, 12-channel 500 mA digital outputs can also function as general purpose outputs. Product also includes 512 KB of SRAM and SDK for Windows and Linux OSs.

Original Press Release:

Acrosser Launched PCI-104 CAN Bus, SRAM, and Digital I/O Module.

Taipei Taiwan - Acrosser Technology launches the AR-B104D PCI-104 interface CAN bus, 24 channel digital I/O and SRAM module. The AR-B104D provides most of the features required in automation and in-vehicle applications. The CAN bus controller on AR-B104D confirms to BOSCH spec CAN 2.0B ACTIVE. It provides reliable communication up to 1 M bps baud rate with simple wiring. The CAN controller handles error detection and re-transmission which simplified the programming. The 12-channel digital inputs of AR-B104D provide not only optical isolated general purpose input function; they are also able to be a counter input. User don't have to handle state change event when he has to count the pulses come into the digital input. Beside of this, the 12-channel 500 mA digital outputs can operate as an automatic pulse generators as well as general purpose outputs.

In many applications, there are some critical data has to be written real time and very frequently into a reliable storage which shall not lost data when external power is suddenly disconnected. Battery backed up SRAM memory is the best choice for this application because of its fast access and unlimited write cycles characteristics. The AR-B104D is also equipped with 512K bytes battery backed up SRAM memory. It can operate as solid state disk as well as general purpose memory.

The free software development kit comes with the AR-B104D package. It includes device drivers, API, sample code, demo program and software programming guide to support Window and Linux operation systems.

The detail information can be found in Acrosser web site.

About Acrosser Technology

Acrosser Technology, founded in 1987, designs and manufactures high-quality embedded computers for a large number of application markets. With the vision To Make Your Embedded Idea a Reality, Acrosser provides innovative Single Board Computers (EPIC, PC/104, 3.5"), Fanless Embedded Systems, Networking Appliances and Panel PC's. Acrosser is the leader in embedded computing for a number of markets including Gaming, Networking Security, Industrial Automation, in Vehicle PC's, Digital Signage and Console Servers among others. With a presence in every major continent, Acrosser provides a Global level of service unparalleled in the Industrial PC Industry.

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