Electronic Design

EPIC SBC Employs Vortex86DX Processor

Relying on DMP's Vortex86DX processor, the Newt embarks as an economical EPIC format single-board computer (SBC) with extensive I/O capabilities, low power consumption, and fanless operation over an industrial temperature range. It delivers 800-MHz performance and features numerous data-acquisition ports including sixteen analog inputs, up to eight analog outputs, and thirty-two digital I/O lines. Basic on-board I/O includes single or dual Ethernet with network boot capability, up to 1 GB soldered-on DDR2 RAM, up to four USB ports, four serial ports, IDE controller with support for two devices, CompactFlash socket or eUSB interface (optional) for removable flash storage, and three general purpose timers. A PC/104-Plus expansion site provides plug-in access to a wide variety of expansion modules from numerous vendors. The SPX expansion interface provides additional plug-in expansion for low-cost analog, digital, and CANbus I/O. Price for the Newt SBC starts at $411 in OEM quantities. VERSALOGIC CORP., Eugene, OR. (800) 824-3163.

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