PC/104 SBC supports networking and communications.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for space- and power-limited systems, Model PCM-VDX-2-512 features dual Ethernet, 4 USB 2.0, and 4 asynchronous serial channels, plus expansion connectors for PC/104 and Mini PCI I/O cards. Board is based on Vortex86DX processor and is populated with 512 MB soldered-on DDR2 SRAM plus 1 MB SRAM that can be battery backed. PATA controller will support Compact Flash card and IDE drive. Measuring 3.6 x 3.8 in., Model PCM-VDX-2-512 draws 5 W and operates from -40 to +85°C without fan.

Original Press Release:

1 GHz PC/104 SBC Supports Networking and Communications

Dual Ethernet, four USB and four Serial I/O plus PC/104 and Mini PCI expansion

Embedded Systems Conference, Boston, MA - A PC/104-compatible 1 GHz single board computer (SBC) dubbed the PCM-VDX-2-512 was introduced today by WinSystems. It is designed for headless space- and power-limited systems in medical, communications, security, transportation, utilities, Mil/COTS, and industrial test/measurement applications. It has two Ethernet, four USB 2.0, and four asynchronous serial channels plus expansion connectors for both PC/104 and Mini PCI I/O cards. The board measures 90mm x 96mm (3.6" x 3.8"), draws 5.5W, and will operate from -40°C to +85°C without a fan.

The PCM-VDX-2-512 is based on the DM&P ultra low power Vortex86DX processor and is populated with 512 MB of soldered-on DDR2 SRAM plus a 1 MB SRAM that can be battery backed. Its x86 architecture provides better software support than RISC chips and runs Linux, DOS, and other x86-compatible operating systems as well. This SBC is supplied with downloadable drivers which are available free of charge from WinSystems' website.

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) suppressors rated to +15kV are included on the USB, Ethernet, and serial data ports for additional protection and will withstand multiple ESD strikes. Additionally, the USB ports have in-rush and over-current protection. All four independent, full-duplex serial channels support RS-232/422/485 levels and operate at data rates up to 115.2 Kbps.

The PCM-VDX-2-512 also has a PATA controller that will support a Compact Flash card and an IDE drive. Other onboard peripherals include 16-lines of TTL-compatible digital I/O, PS/2 keyboard and mouse controllers, LPT interface, real time clock, watchdog timer, activity LEDs, and a piezo speaker for audio annunciation of the BIOS status beep codes. Mini PCI and PC/104 connectors support expansion I/O cards for wireless networks, video, etc. With this diverse range of functions, many applications will not require any additional I/O cards.

WinSystems can customize this SBC for OEM applications either by depopulating certain features or by adding soldered-on flash memory, a CF card retention clip, and/or a Mini PCI video card. The processor speed and amount of SDRAM can be reduced to lower the price and power consumption as well.


The PCM-VDX-2G-512 in OEM quantities is $342. Delivery is from stock to three weeks. WinSystems¡¦ offers a 30-day product evaluation program. For sales information, list WinSystems Applications Engineering Group at 715 Stadium Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011, Ph: (817) 274-7553, FAX (817) 548-1358, e-mail info@winsystems.com.
PCM-VDX-2-512 Product Page pc104.winsystems.com/products/PCM-VDX-2-512.cfm


WinSystems designs and manufactures industry-standard Pico-I/O, SUMIT-ISM, PC/104, EPIC, EBX, and STD Bus computer boards, I/O modules, and enclosures for use by OEMs and system integrators worldwide. We are located in Arlington, Texas and have served the industrial market for over 29 years.

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