Diamond Systems Corporation - Helios PC/104 form factor single board computer

Diamond Systems Corporation (Mountain View, CA) offers the Helios PC/104 form factor single board computer that utilizes DMP Vortex - 86SX/DX single chip processors operating at up to 800MHz. Helios is compact, and offers low power consumption of less than 5 watts. Ruggedized and operating fan-less over the extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, Helios is ideal for embedded applications operating in harsh environments. Helios has up to 256MB of RAM soldered onboard and offers standard PC peripheral features, including four USB 2.0 ports, one 10/100Base-T Ethernet interface, four RS-232 ports (two with RS-232/422/485 capability), an IDE interface, and VGA/LCD graphics.

Helios’ optional onboard data acquisition circuitry includes sixteen 16-bit analog inputs, four 12-bit analog outputs, up to 40 digital I/O lines, a 512-sample FIFO, and two counter/timers. The analog I/O circuit includes Diamond Systems’ auto-calibration circuitry, which ensures accurate analog I/O performance to within ±2LSB over the industrial operating temperature range. Optional hardwired jumpers and latching connectors are available for increased resistance to shock and vibration.

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