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Universal communicator for embedded applications

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THE UC-7400 Series of RISC-based communication platforms, which features eight RS232/422/485 serial ports, dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, USB 2.0, PCMCIA, CompactFlash interface for wireless communication and flash disk expansion, is designed for embedded applications.

Available from Moxa Technologies , the UC-7400 comes with Linux pre-installed, giving software programmers the option of developing their own application programs or using open source code easily.

The IXP-422's RISC-based architecture and modern semiconductor technology differs markedly from the X86's CISC design, providing UC-7400 with a powerful computing engine and communication function, and the ultra low power consumption (less than 2W) CPU eliminates the need for a CPU fan or heat sink, making UC-7400 into a high performance device that won't overheat.

The two 10/100M LAN ports with built-in IXP-422 provide a more reliable redundant network application, and hardware encryption (DES, 3DES, AES, etc.) gives applications better security protection and higher performance.

The UC-7400 Series comes equipped with eight RS232/422/485 3-in-1 software configurable serial ports for various device connections, giving an ample number of serial ports for any application, and the pre-installed Linux OS provides an open software operation system for software program development.

This means software written for the desktop PC can be easily ported to the UC-7400 platform by using a GNU cross compiler, without needing to modify the code.

Since UC-7400 uses an on-board flash for storage and CF for storage expansion, system failures caused by a low MTBF hard drive are avoided. In addition, a Journaling Flash Flash System (JFFS2) onboard the flash disk protects against system crashes caused by unexpected power failures.

With the RISC IXP-422 CPU, which generates almost no heat, UC-7400 does not need a fan to cool down the system, providing a more reliable system.

With UC-7420's wireless-ready design, add the wireless PCMCIA card to make use of the wireless connection, and eliminate the complications of using wired network connections.

As an added bonus, the UC-7400 Series comes with an LCM that has 160 x 64 dots with eight rows and 16 columns, providing a user-friendly interface for onsite monitoring, configuration, and troubleshooting.

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