ADVANTECH has introduced a new low-power 3.5" HDD-size SBC with an on-board 586-level processor and TV-out capability.
Based on the PCM-5820E SBC, the new PCM-5822 has added a TV-out function which provides better signal transmission quality to TV screens over longer distances than regular LCD displays. This allow the PCM-5822 to be used in a multitude of multimedia, mobile or network applications.
The digital PC to TV encoder on the PCM-5822 is a stand-alone integrated circuit that accepts a pixel data stream from a compatible VGA controller and converts it directly into NTSC or PAL TV format, with simultaneous composite and S-Video outputs.
The encoder also supports 640 x 480 and 800 x 600 input resolutions in a Windows 95/98 and Windows NT operating environment. This translates into high quality TV output that has been previously unheard of in small SBCs.
The PCM-5822 also utilises a new switching power regulator and low power GXM LV (GXM-200/2.2V) processor, consuming only 8W with 64MB system memory. Compared to the typical 20W consumed by conventional Biscuit PC boards, these power savings make the device efficient and help retain fanless operation, saving space.
Other on-board features include VGA/LCD, Audio, 10/100Base-T Ethernet and a CompactFlash socket.
The PCM-5822 is suitable for use in various mobile and automotive applications, security and transportation, smart build applications, entertainment, or any function where video use might be applied on a network-based system.