500 MHz Pentium-class SBC
This Singe-Board Computer includes the CPU, video, Ethernet, USB, COM ports, EIDE controller, digital I/O, mouse, PC 97 audio and keyboard controllers on one board.
The PPM-LX800-G is a highly integrated, PC/104-Plus compatible, 500 MHz Pentium-class single board computer. This SBC is based on the low power, AMD LX firstname.lastname@example.org W CPU, which has product availability through at least 2015. The board includes the CPU, video, Ethernet, USB, COM ports, EIDE controller, digital I/O, mouse, PC 97 audio and keyboard controllers on one board, which measures only 3.6 inches by 3.8 inches. The SBC is designed for low-cost, high-volume, space- and power-limited embedded applications with mid-range performance such as industrial, instrumentation, medical, telecommunications, homeland security, utilities, transportation and MIL/COTS.
The SBC can be populated with up to 1 GB of system DRAM plus onboard CompactFlash. An onboard high-resolution video engine supports displays with resolutions up to 1920 x 1440 for a CRT or up to 1600 x 1200 for a flat panel. An Intel 82551ER 10/100 controller supports Ethernet networking. Further I/O support includes two USB 2.0 ports (with in-rush and over-current protection), four independent full-duplex serial UARTs, 16-lines of TTL-compatible digital I/O and AC97 audio. The PPM-LX800-G contains the core logic to provide PC-compatibility for the I/O and bus interface logic including the Ultra DMA100 controller for hard drives, keyboard/mouse controller, LPT interface, interrupt controller and real-time clock. A precision power-fail reset circuit, activity LED, PC/104 and PC/104-Plus expansion and watchdog-timer are also included.
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