New Industrial PC with Modular I/O Employs AMD Geode CPU to Serve Cost-Sensitive Applications

Acromag's newest I/O Server is a fanless box computer that uses AMD's Geode CPU to lower the cost of processing input/output signals in mobile or embedded monitoring and control applications

WIXOM, Mich., June 16 -- Acromag has released a new version of their I/O Server Industrial PC, this time with an AMD Geode® CPU to reduce costs as an alternative to PC/104 or CompactPCI embedded computers. Field I/O signals are interfaced through an internal carrier card with related plug-in I/O modules. Working together, the rugged, fanless box computer and conduction-cooled I/O modules provide a truly integrated system for many measurement and control projects. The Geode CPU processes the I/O signal data and manages numerous interface connections for peripherals and networking. Inserting a mix of up to four mezzanine IOS modules on the slide-out carrier card enables A/D, D/A, discrete monitoring/control, counter/timer, serial communication, and FPGA computing functions. High-density connectors on the front panel provide clean cable access for 192 channels of field I/O. Advanced heat management allows -40 to 75 degrees C operation without open vents or fans. A Model IOS-7200 I/O Server PC starts at $1695.

"The I/O Server's tightly integrated approach to embedded computing and I/O signal processing is ideal for many applications, such as machine control and factory automation," states Joseph Primeau, sales and marketing director – embedded products. Defense and aerospace system developers will benefit from the unit's high-performance and rugged construction. The compact design is also shock and vibration-resistant for mobile server and transportation projects such as rail or trucking. A wide temperature range satisfies the requirements of outdoor signage and display systems. Additionally, the interchangeable I/O modules offer flexible I/O configuration to easily accommodate continually evolving scientific research, simulation, data acquisition, and test & measurement projects.

The IOS-7200 Industrial PC is equipped with an embedded AMD Geode LX800 500MHz CPU with 512MB of DDR400 DRAM that runs on Windows® Embedded Standard or Linux®. Standard interfaces include VGA graphics, two Ethernet ports, two serial ports, four USB ports, a CompactFlash® slot, and audio input/output jacks. An internal 2.5" PATA hard disk or solid-state drive is accommodated as a user-installed option.

About Acromag

Acromag has designed and manufactured measurement and control products for more than 50 years. They are an international corporation with a world headquarters near Detroit, Michigan and a global network of sales representatives and distributors. Acromag offers a complete line of embedded I/O and industrial computer products for military, aerospace, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and scientific research applications.