AMPRO Computers, represented by Micromax , has announced additional I/O expansion capabilities for its Little Board and CoreModule single board computers (SBCs) and CPU modules.
The four new MiniModule A2D, MiniModule FPGA, MiniModule GPIO, and MiniModule UART product lines make it easy for embedded system manufacturers to build better products.
This announcement means industrial, medical, military, and transportation OEMs have a single source of high-quality SBCs, CPU modules, and analog, digital, and peripheral I/O.
Ampro features analogue-to-digital, digital-to-analogue, field programmable gate array (FPGA), general purpose I/O (GPIO), and UART serial port modules within its existing line of MiniModule PC/104 products.
These products support I/O requirements up to 150 configurable input/output signals on a single module, which greatly reduces the size of PC/104 stacks for I/O-intensive applications.
MiniModule products supplement the I/O found on EBX-form-factor SBCs such as the Little Board 700 which features low-power Pentium III and Celeron processors, as well as PC/104- and PC/104-Plus-form-factor CPU modules and SBCs such as the 486-based CoreModule 400 and the new CoreModule 410 and 600 products.
MiniModules plug on top of the CPUs and SBCs using the industry-standard PCI and ISA buses in rugged, reliable PC/104 and PC/104-Plus connectors, yet plug in horizontally (rather than vertically like slot cards) to greatly reduce the height and mounting requirements of end systems.
In addition to the new models, Ampro offers the MiniModule PCC III, MiniModule 1394, and MiniModule USB2 for high-speed I/O such as PC Card (for WiFi 802.11 wireless, etc.), IEEE 1394 FireWire, and USB 2.0, respectively.