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Industrial PC gets 3G, dual-core Atom

Mar 9, 2010 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Lanner announced a fanless industrial PC with available GPS and 3G cellular capacities, plus a dual-core 1.66GHz Intel Atom D510 CPU. The LEC-7100 has a CompactFlash slot and 2.5-inch HDD (hard disk drive) bay, two gigabit Ethernet ports, VGA and DVI-D video outputs, and digital I/O, the company says.

Lanner's LEC-7020 industrial PC, introduced just last month, employed the typical Atom N270 processor, but distinguished itself by offering both a 3G cellular modem and GPS receiver. The new LEC-7100 (above), billed as Lanner's "flagship IPC," now goes one step further, retaining these connectivity options but stepping up to the dual-core Atom D510 processor.

Like many other embedded devices employing Intel's "Pineview" Atoms, the LEC-7100 bypasses the NM10 I/O controller meant for netbooks, instead using the ICH8M (82801HM), a block diagram of which may be found here. Maximum memory is 2GB of DDR2 RAM via a single SODIMM slot, says Lanner.

According to Lanner, the LEC-7100 has a Mini PCI Express slot that's intended to be used with an optional 3G/GPS module. The company doesn't provide any information about the underlying chipsets or available operating frequencies, but mention of a SIM slot suggests that, like the LEC-7020, the device is intended for GSM networks.

Lanner says the "WiFi-ready" LEC-7100 offers a variety of wired connections. The front of the device, pictured below, includes a VGA output, a DVI-D output, stereo audio output via two RCA jacks, and two gigabit Ethernet ports. The rear, meanwhile, is said to offer a serial port, digital I/O (four in, four out, via a DB9 connector), four USB 2.0 ports, and an input for 12VDC power.

Lanner's LEC-7100
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According to Lanner, the LEC-7100 can support a 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drive internally. Meanwhile, Type I/II CompactFlash storage is also included. We'd guess that, as with the LEC-7020, access requires opening the bottom of the device.

Operating over temperatures from 14 to 131 deg. F (-10 to 55 deg. C), the computer has a Winbond W83627 temperature sensor and watchdog timer, Lanner says. The device is said to support Linux 2.4.16 and above, plus Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Embedded.

Specifications listed by Lanner for the LEC-7100 include:

  • Processor — 1.66GHz, dual-core Intel Atom D510
  • Chipset — ICH8M I/O controller
  • Memory — Up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM via single SODIMM slot
  • Storage — Accepts 2.5-inch SATA devices; includes Type I/II Compact Flash slot
  • Expansion — Mini PCI Express (occupied by optional 3G modem/GPS card)
  • Networking:
    • LAN — 2 x gigabit Ethernet
    • WWAN — 3G cellular with SIM card
  • Other I/O:
    • 1 x VGA
    • 1 x DVI-D
    • 1 x RS232
    • 4 x USB 2.0
    • Audio — line out via dual RCA jacks
    • 1 x serial
    • DIO (4 in, 4 out)
  • Operating temperature — 14 to 131 deg. F (-10 to 55 deg. C)
  • Power consumption — 12VDC via 60W AC adapter
  • Dimensions –10.55 x 6.85 x 1.73 inches (268 x 174 x 44mm)


Pricing was not provided, but the LEC-7100 appears to be available now. More information may be found on Lanner's website, here.

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