Electronic Design

Embedded: Rugged SBC Matches Up With Industrial Applications

Harsh environments aren't a problem for the ETX 700 single-board computer (SBC), which targets industrial applications. It operates from ­40°C to 85°C and has a guaranteed five-year lifecycle. Powered by a Celeron or 933-MHz Low Voltage Pentium III processor, the board handles up to 512 kbtyes of RAM. It also features dual PCI-bus Enhanced Ultra DMA 33/66/100 Synchronous IDE interfaces, a 10/100 Ethernet interface, two serial ports, and four USB ports. The AGP 4X video interface has low-voltage differential-signaling support, and it incorporates a 32-Mbyte UMA (unified memory architecture) frame buffer that handles resolutions up to 1600 by 1200. All this comes in a 95- by 114-mm ETX form factor. Prices run below $350.


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