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3.5-inch SBC includes digital I/O

Sep 13, 2010 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

Lanner announced a 3.6-inch single board computer (SBC) built around the single-core, 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450. The VES-310 includes two gigabit Ethernet ports, four USB 2.0 ports, digital I/O (four in, four out), and a CompactFlash slot, the company says.

The VES-310 uses the "3.5-inch" format that actually measures 5.7 x 4.1 inches, and it's said to operate fanlessly in temperatures ranging from 32 to 130 deg. F (0 to 60 deg. C), according to Lanner. The device employs Intel's 1.66GHz Atom N450, with on-chip graphics, and teams this with the usual ICH8M I/O controller.

According to Lanner, a SODIMM slot on the back of the board (below right) accepts up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM, typical for such devices. Persistent storage, meanwhile, may be provided by either a CompactFlash slot, or an SATA port, the company adds.

The top (left) and bottom (right) of Lanner's VES-310
(click either to enlarge)

As the photo above suggests, the VES-310's coastline features a 12VDC input, a VGA output, two USB 2.0 ports, and two gigabit Ethernet ports. Other I/O is provided by headers, and includes LVDS, two more USB ports, a parallel port, two serial ports (one RS232, one RS422/485), audio, and digital I/O (four in, four out).

Lanner says the board also includes a Mini PCI Express slot. Possible video resolutions were not specified, but we're presuming the device is capable of driving dual displays. (Using an identical chipset, the BCM NX510D Nano-ITX board we covered earlier today was rated for 1280 x 800 pixels on its LVDS output, and 1400 x 1050 pixels on its VGA output.)

According to Lanner, the VES-310 has a watchdog timer. It's said the board is compatible with Linux (Fedora and Fedora Core 8), as well as Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP, and Windows CE 6.0.

Features and specifications listed by Lanner for the VES-310 include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom N450 clocked at 1.66GHz
  • Chipset — ICH8M
  • Memory — up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM via single SODIMM socket
  • Expansion:
    • CompactFlash slot
    • Mini PCI Express slot
  • Networking — 2 x gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • External:
      • 2 x USB 2.0
      • 1 x VGA
      • 1 x PS/2
      • mic in
    • Internal:
      • 2 x USB 2.0
      • 1 x LVDS
      • 2 x serial (1 RS232, 1 RS422/485)
      • 2 x USB 2.0
      • 1 x SATA
      • 1 x parallel
      • audio and "front I/O connector"
      • digital I/O (4 in, 4 out)
  • Power — 12VDC input
  • Operating range — 32 to 140 deg. F (0 to 60 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 5.7 x 4.1 inches

Further information

According to Lanner, the VES-310 is available now, though pricing was not cited. More information may be found on the company's website, here.

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