BACKPLANE Systems Technology has announced Octagon Systems' XE-900 EPIC form factor single board computer. The board has been designed for intensive applications and has an operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C.
This SBC has been designed as a high-performance, low-power, x86 workhorse for embedded applications. The XE-900 features and onboard 32-bit VIA Eden ESP low power CPU, available in 400MHz, 733MHz and 1GHz versions. The SODIM socket supports up to 256MB SDRAM.
The XE-900 integrates video, serial ports, Ethernet, digital I/O, and USB networking into a single card. Support for three hard drives gives this card the versatility to adapt to any application. Plus, the board has a built-in ACPI 2.0 and PCI power management system.
Fully compatible with Windows XP, Linux, QNX, and DOS, the XE-900 also features a CompactFlash socket for supporting embedded operating systems.
The XE-900 is suitable for applications in transportation, security, military, communications, distributed control, point-of-sale, ticketing machines, weighing equipment, and other similar environments.
The low-power requirements and built-in power management functions make it useful in situations where battery life or heat dissipation is a concern.