KONTRON has released the EPanel-C3 single board computer (SBC), the newest piece of flatware from the uFLAT series for the construction of mobile panel PCs or other low-profile systems, such as door/gate stations or vehicle rear seat systems.
The computer boards are based on VIA Eden processors. They are available with scaleable performance from 300MHz to 733MHz to 1GHz. Further innovations are USB 2.0 support, DDR-RAM, ultra DMA support, maximum 64MB graphics memory, the integrated MPEG2 hardware decoder for DVD applications and an optional mini-PCI interface integrated on the rear. Resolutions up to UXGA are supported for the control of flat panels.
A large number of interfaces are available, including 100 megabit Ethernet and three USB 2.0 drives. The operating system can be loaded from Compact Flash. The PC-CARD socket allows the use of wireless LAN, Bluetooth or CAN bus adapters. The ePanel-C3 is designed for environments from 8V to 28V. The smart battery backup support is compatible with all current types of batteries. It has an analogue VGA port and interfaces for TTL and LVDS flat panels. A touch and matrix controller is also provided.
A flexible I/O adapter, connected via a flat-foil cable, offers a customer-specific housing design and the option of limiting the system to only the necessary interfaces. It measures 180mm x 140mm and fits TFTs with a screen diagonal of 8 inches or more. An optional variant has NTSC/PAL video input, LVDS output, battery charger and mini-PCI interface. A complete starter kit is also available including 256 megabyte DDRAM, Compact Flash card, lithium-ion battery and all the necessary cables.