Monday, December 28, 2015

VersaLogic introduces the Anaconda, a low-power, EBX format, single-board computer

VersaLogic introduces the Anaconda – an EBX-format single-board computer (SBC). It features extensive I/O capabilities, low power consumption, and fanless operation over the full industrial temperature range. The Anaconda board leverages DMP's Vortex86DX2 System on Chip (SoC). It offers operation to 1 GHz, full industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, and low power requirements (5.5 Watts). Based on the industry-standard EBX form factor (5.75 x 8 inches), it is an excellent solution for industrial and medical applications that need a next-gen EBX-format solution, considerable on-board I/O, and moderate processing power.

The Anaconda features built-in data acquisition ports including eight analog inputs and thirty-two digital I/O lines. Basic on-board I/O includes dual Ethernet with network boot capability, up to 2 GB soldered-on DDR2 RAM, five USB ports, four serial ports, a SATA interface that supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives, removable flash storage, and three general purpose timers.

Systems can be enhanced by leveraging the Anaconda's on-board Mini PCIe expansion socket with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Analog, and other mini cards. The Mini PCIe socket includes mSATA capability providing flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options.

An industry-standard PC/104-Plus™ expansion site provides plug-in access to a wide variety of expansion modules from numerous vendors. The SPX expansion interface provides additional plug-in expansion for low-cost analog and digital I/O.

Anaconda features no moving parts, soldered-on RAM, and was designed and tested to withstand extreme temperatures, high-impact, and vibration. This single-board computer is an ideal choice for applications that require a rugged, high reliability product.

Designed for full industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) operation, the rugged Anaconda boards meet MIL-STD-202G specifications for mechanical shock and vibration. Latching connectors provide additional ruggedization for use in harsh environments. Transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices on critical I/O ports provide enhanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for the system.

The Anaconda features an American Megatrends (AMI) BIOS with OEM enhancements. The field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults, remote/network booting, and other application functions. Anaconda is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

Anaconda's on-board I/O functions are supported by VersaAPI. VersaAPI is an application programming interface (API) that simplifies software access to the on-board I/O devices. Supported devices include analog input, digital I/O, and timer/counters. VersaAPI is provided for Windows and Linux operating systems.

As with all VersaLogic products, the Anaconda is covered by VersaLogic's 5-year product warranty and 5+ year availability guarantee. VersaLogic's Life Extension program typically keeps each technology generation available for 10+ years. The Anaconda provides a durable embedded computer solution with an excellent cost of ownership.

Features          
  • Industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) versions
  • Shock and vibration per MIL-STD-202G
  • EBX™ form factor
  • Low power draw
  • Fanless operation
  • DMP Vortex CPU
  • Up to 2 GB soldered-on RAM
  • PC/104-Plus expansion
  • Dual 10/100 Ethernet
  • Mini PCIe / mSATA socket
  • VGA and LVDS video
  • USB 2.0 ports (5 host ports)
  • Serial I/O (RS-232/422/485)
  • SATA port
  • Digital I/O (32 lines)
  • Analog input (8 channels)
  • VersaAPI software support

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