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Automation computer boasts dual-core CPUs, DVI

Nov 21, 2007 — by Jonathan Angel — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Advantech has extended its range of “embedded automation computers” with a Core 2 Duo-based system running Linux. The UNO-2182 offers PCI-104 and PC Card expansion, plus two gigabit Ethernet and four serial ports, the company says.

(Click here for a larger picture of the UNO-2182)

Closely resembling the company's recently introduced UNO-2172, the UNO-2182 comes in a rugged aluminum enclosure with top-mounted heat sink. It features a 1.5GHz Core 2 Duo processor.

According to Advantech, the UNO-2182 comes with a standard memory complement of 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM. It also includes 512KB of battery-backed SRAM.

As noted, the device has a PCI-104 expansion location, plus a PC Card slot that supports both 32-bit CardBus and 16-bit PCMCIA 2.1. In addition, there is an internal Type I/II CompactFlash slot and room for a 2.5-inch SATA-1 HDD, according to the company.

The UNO-2182 features four serial and two Ethernet ports

The UNO-2182 offers four serial ports with DB-9 connectors, and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Also included is a DVI interface that supports dual displays, according to Advantech.

Key features and specifications listed by the company include:

  • Processor — 1.5GHz Core 2 Duo processor
  • Memory — 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 512KB of battery-backed SRAM
  • Video — supports DVI (digital video interface) and VGA dual displays
  • Audio — mic in, line in/out
  • Networking — 2 x 10/100/100 Ethernet
  • Other I/O ports:
    • 2 x RS-232 serial ports
    • 2 x RS-232/422/485 serial ports
    • PS/2 for keyboard and mouse
    • 2 x USB 2.0
  • Expansion:
    • PCI-104 position
    • Type I/II CompactFlash slot
    • PC Card slot; supports 32-bit CardBus or 16-bit PCMCIA
    • SATA (1 x internal, 1 x external)

  • Power supply — 9-36 VDC, 48-watt minimum
  • Dimensions — 10 x 6 x 2.7 inches (255 x 152 x 69 mm)
  • Operating temperature — -10-50 deg. C (14-122 deg. F)
The UNO-2182 is offered with drivers for Linux, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows 2000/XP. The system appears to be available now, though pricing was not disclosed.

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