– VIA Eden 400-660MHz Processor
– Low-power fanless operation: 10 Watts @ 400MHz
– 128MB memory soldered on board
– 10/100Mbps Ethernet
– S3 Savage 4 Chipset with advanced 3D/2D video
– Flat panel, CRT, and LCD display support
– IDE port with UDMA-33 capability
– 4 RS-232 serial ports
– 4 USB 1.1 ports
– PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports
– Real-time clock
– Watchdog timer
– PC/104 ISA expansion bus
– 40 to +85ºC operation
The new Athena CPU from Diamond Systems combines the low-power Pentium-III class VIA Eden processor with on-board memory and data acquisition into a new compact form factor measuring only 4.2″ x 4.5″. The result is a small, low-heat-dissipation, and extremely rugged embedded CPU that fits in tight spaces and survives harsh environments. On-board 128MB RAM, LCD+CRT video, AC97 audio, 4 USB ports, 4 serial ports, a 16-bit low-noise data acquisition circuit, and extended temperature operation make Athena an all-in-one, complete embedded solution for demanding applications.
Athena can be customized for increased ruggedness. Options include latching connectors, hardwired configuration settings, rugged heat sink mounting, conformal coating, and BIOS modifications.
An enhanced set of I/O ports is provided to support any application’s requirements, including 10/100Mbps Ethernet, UDMA-33 IDE, parallel port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports, and 4 USB 1.1 ports. The board also has 4 16450-compatible RS-232 serial ports. The watchdog timer provides protection from software crashes and is programmable for delays up to 2 seconds.
The built-in PC/104 expansion bus enables Athena to work with almost all the data acquisition and communications modules in this catalog, as well as hundreds of I/O boards from other vendors. The board can be provided with either stackthrough PC/104 connectors (standard) or non-stackthrough connectors for a slim baseboard application. The new compact 4.2″ x 4.5″ form factor, slightly larger than PC/104, enables Athena to include more features on a single board and still fit inside our Pandora enclosure system.