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Compact industrial PC offers multiple PCI/PCIe expansion options

Nov 29, 2011 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

Neousys Technology announced a compact, fanless industrial computer based on a 1.8GHz Intel Atom D525 processor, and offering resistance to shock, vibration, and extended temperatures. The Nuvo-2000 supports up to 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, with CompactFlash, SATA, mini-PCI Express, gigabit Ethernet, USB, serial, and isolated DIO connectivity, while PCI slots range from one to three, depending on model.

When Logic Supply announced its "Neousys" Nuvo-1003B and Nuvo-1005 industrial computers last month, we did not realize the computers were actually manufactured by New Taipei City, Taiwan based Neousys Technology. Neousys has now unveiled a new Nuvo-2000 series under its own name. 

Two views of the Nuvo-2021

While the earlier models used Intel Core and Celeron CPUs, the three Nuvo-2000 models are all based on the dual-core Intel Atom D525 processor, clocked to 1.8GHz, says Neousys. They all support up to 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and offer a CompactFlash slot, dual internal SATA connectors, and a 2.5-inch drive bay, says the company.

The three models differ only in their allotment of PCI expansion options: one for the Nuvo-2010, two for the Nuvo-2021, and three for the Nuvo-2030. They all offer an internal mini-PCI Express (PCIe) slot, but only the Nuvo-2021 supplies an additional PCI Express x4 slot, says the company.

The Nuvo-2000 series is further equipped with externally accessible I/O including a gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 2.0 ports, a VGA port, a PS/2 port, and audio I/O, says Neousys. An RS-232 and RS-232/422/485 port are also external, while two more RS-232 ports are inside, says the company. Other internal I/O is said to include a parallel port and optional isolated, 12-channel digital I/O. 

The fanless device measures a modest 8.9 x 6.18 x 5.6 inches, and dissipates heat with the help of heat spreaders, says Neousys. Standard temperature support is said to be 14 to 131 deg. F (-10 to 55 deg. C), while the Nuvo-2021 (pictured at right) and Nuvo-2030 are also available in extended temperature versions rated at up to -4 to 158 deg. F (-20 to 70 deg. C). All these computers also offer shock and vibration resistance, says the company (see spec list below).

Drivers are listed only for Windows XP and both 32- and 64-bit Windows 7 versions. However, this standard Atom platform should easily support Linux as well.

Features and specifications listed for the Nuvo-2000 series include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom D525 (dual-core, 1.8GHz)
  • Chipset — Intel ICH8M
  • Memory — up to 4GB dual-channel DDR3 (800MHz) SDRAM via 1 x SODIMM
  • Expansion:
    • Mini PCI Express slot
    • SIM card socket
    • PCI Express x4 (Nuvo-2021 only)
    • PCI slot (Nuvo-2010); 2 x PCI slot (Nuvo-2021); 3 x PCI slot (Nuvo-2030)
  • Storage:
    • CompactFlash Type I and II slot
    • 2 x internal SATA ports
    • 2.5-inch HDD/SDD bay
  • Networking — gigabit Ethernet port
  • Other I/O:
    • 4 x USB 2.0
    • VGA (DB-15 RGB at up to 2048 x 1563 pixels)
    • 3 x RS-232 (2 x internal)
    • RS-232/422/485 (COM1, software programmable)
    • PS/2 keyboard/mouse (6-pin mini-din)
    • mic-in, speaker-out
    • parallel port (internal)
    • DIO (optional, internal) — 12-CH isolated DI + 12-CH isolated DO
  • Other features — wall-mount brackets
  • Power — DC 8~25 V; 2-pin terminal block connector
  • Ruggedization:
    • 14 to 131 deg. F (-10 to 55 deg. C) operating temperature; extended option (unavailable on Nuvo-2010) -4 to 158 deg. F (-20 to 70 deg. C)
    • 5 Grms half-sine, 11ms vibration resistance (with SSD)
    • 50 Grms, 5-500 Hz shock resistance (with SSD)
  • Dimensions — 8.9 x 6.18 x 5.6 inches (226 x 157 x 141mm)
  • Weight — 6.4 lbs (2.9 k) with HDD and memory


No pricing or availability information is available for the Nuvo-2000 series. More information may be found on the Neousys Nuvo-2000 product page.

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