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Eurotech has been working with Intel Corporation as an early adopter of Low Power Intel Architecture (LPIA) devices. As a result of this work Eurotech have now released the new ISIS single board computer.
ISIS is a PC/104+ format device offering levels of functionality and performance traditionally requiring a high performance x86 board, but at a significantly reduced power consumption of less that 5 watts. This fan-less x86 compatibility is achieved by harnessing the low power capabilities of the next generation embedded Intel Atom chipset.
Using Intels Hi-K 45nm technology the Intel Atom Z500 series processor delivers the benefits of Intels x86 architecture in a robust, ultra-small package with exceptional performance-per-watt. The processor is matched with an Intel System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W which is a highly integrated device combining a graphics memory controller and I/O controller into a single 22x22 mm package.
A full range of on board peripherals are provided including 8 x USB 2.0 ports, VGA, LVDS, HD-Audio, RS232/422/485, Ethernet, GPIO and IDE. Expansion requirements are well covered by a combination of PC/104 (ISA), PC/104+ (PCI) and PCI-Express Mini Card, so interfacing to real-world I/O or the latest wireless technology is easy.
The ISIS offers a choice of 1.1 and 1.6GHz processor parts and comes with up to 1GB of DDR2 RAM and up to 4GB of soldered-down Flash for security and durability. Further solid-state Flash expansion is available via an SDIO socket. An optional ITrax300 GPS receiver with full Position/Velocity/Time functionality is also available.
Having all this performance in such a small package is a truly compelling offering that makes the ISIS ideally suitable for applications such as infotainment, interactive kiosks, access control, HMI, medical and industrial control.
A key feature of the ISIS is its full compatibility with a wide range of desktop and pre-installed, ready to run, embedded operating systems including Windows XP, XP Embedded, CE 6.0 and Linux.
Eurotech design and manufacture a range of innovative Embedded Single Board computers, Application Ready Platforms and Configurable Systems for customers who operate within the Transportation, Communications, Defence, Security, and Industrial engineering industries.