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Networked embedded controller supports Linux

Jan 30, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Advantech is shipping a new fanless embedded PC with a rich set of networking and serial interfaces. The Celeron processor-based UNO-2170 Universal Network Controller is available with a CompactFlash card preloaded with Linux, according to the company.

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The UNO-2170 is available with a Celeron processor at 600 MHz or a Celeron M at 1 GHz and either 256 or 512 MB of DDR DRAM. The system includes an internal CompactFlash card slot, a PC Card slot, and offers the option of PC/104 expansion.

Advantech lists the following key features and specifications for the UNO-2170:

  • Processor — 600 MHz Celeron or 1 GHz Celeron M
  • Memory:
    • 256 or 512 MB DDR DRAM
    • Celeron M model supports ECC DRAM
    • 512 KB battery backed SRAM
  • HDD extension kit supports one 2.5-inch drive
  • Display interface — VGA out (resolution not specified)
  • Network ports — two 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (RJ45)
  • Other input/output ports:
    • Quad serial — 2 RS-232, 2 RS-232/422/485 with automatic flow control (DB9 connectors)
    • Dual USB 1.1
    • PS/2 keyboard and mouse
    • Printer port
  • Expansion:
    • PC card slot supports Cardbus and PCMCIA
    • Internal CompactFlash Type I/II slot
    • Optional PC/104 extension
  • Power — 9 to 36 VDC

Advantech says it offers software support for Linux, as well as for Windows CE 4.2 and Windows XP Embedded SP2. The company offers pre-configured operating system images on CompactFlash.

The UNO-2170 is available at prices ranging from $890 to $1,320 depending on processor and memory configuration, according to Advantech.

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