BACKPLANE Systems Technology has announced the release of Octagon Systems' highly integrated, PC-compatible, single board computer for thin-client and other networked-enabled applications, the 2050.
Its compact size and low power consumption makes this PC/104 module highly suitable for portable and mobile products.
The 2050 is powered by a 5x86 CPU operating at 128MHz. Low clock rates can be set for reduced power consumption. A 10/100 Ethernet controller provides high speed Ethernet access and the two COM ports are jumper selectable for RS232/422/485.
The 2050 supports up to 64MB of SMT SDRAM that can be installed, eradicating possible vibrations issues associated with a DIMM socket.
In addition, it supports CompactFlash up to 1GB, eliminating the need for rotating media and allowing even the largest operating system to be used. The CompactFlash is equipped with an anti-vibration/retention device, and is bootable and removable. No drivers are needed.
Octagon's 2050 provides AT power, performance and compatibility for space and budget limited industrial applications. The board will operate "headless", without disks, keyboard or a monitor.
The SETUP information is automatically duplicated in EEPROM, so that the system will continue to function during battery depletion and/or replacement.
The 2050 features an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and a three-year warranty.