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Ethernet-enabled single-board computer

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Z-WORLD's new BL2000 Wildcat series is the first in a new generation of low-cost single-board computers (SBCs) with ethernet connectivity for the OEM market.

Suited for embedded control and monitoring applications, these full-featured boards are some of the most powerful ethernet-enabled SBCs yet to break the $US200 price barrier.

The Wildcat's compact board size of 3.43 x 4.15 inches allows for easy integration.

Standard BL2000 features include up to 28 digital I/O (including 5 or 7 dual-purpose A/D inputs), 4 RS232/485 serial ports, 22MHz microprocessor, 128kB SRAM and 256kB Flash, onboard relay, LEDs, seven timers, and battery-backed time/date clock.

Available in four configurations -- two with Ethernet, two without --models feature 9 or 11 channels of A/D, and two models also offer D/A capability.

All models can be programmed and debugged over ethernet/internet using appropriate accessory hardware.

In addition, systems with built-in 10Base-T ethernet can be directly controlled and monitored across any network or the internet and can also open sockets to remote devices, serve web pages, or send e-mail.

Non-ethernet versions allow for cost-effective implementation or parallel development of non-ethernet systems. The Wildcat is also ideal for use as a network-enabled service processor for larger systems.

The BL2000 is fully supported by Z-World's industry-proven Dynamic C Premier development system. This interactive C-language compiler, editor, and debugger includes TCP/IP stack with source royalty free, providing OEMs with tremendous cost savings.

With appropriate accessory hardware, embedded systems can also be programmed and debugged over networks.

A low-cost tool kit includes user manual, demonstration board, working demonstration programs, wire kit, serial cable, and unibox enclosure for panel or wall mounting. Dominion Electronics 02 9906 6988.

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