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WinSystems launches Intel E3900-based single board computer with flexible edge computing for industrial IoT

WinSystems, a provider of embedded computer solutions used in industrial and other rugged high-performance applications, has introduced its small-footprint SBC35-C427 single board computer.

The company says the “innovative design” is based on the latest Intel Atom E3900 series processor.

WinSystems says the new computer is “unique” in coupling edge computing with multiple configurations and expansion options for adding functionality, along with an extended operating temperature range. 

The newest addition to WinSystems’ portfolio of embedded industrial computers was showcased at the recent Embedded World 2018 event in Germany.

George Hilliard, technical sales director at WinSystems, says: “This new-generation SBC provides one of the most versatile approaches to a variety of smart transportation, energy, industrial control, rugged digital signage and other industrial IoT applications.

“It also affords a semi-custom solution that delivers the shorter time to market of commercial off-the-shelf products that is easily configurable for different applications.”

The additional functionality provided via its onboard analog-to-digital (ADC) input, general purpose input / output (GPIO) and serial interfaces enables data collection for simple IIoT gateway applications with flexible expansion to build a full data acquisition platform.

WinSystems’ SBC35-C427 SBC offers dual Ethernet, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 channels, and two onboard analog-to-digital converter (ADC) inputs.

Connectivity features also include eight general purpose input/output (GPIO) lines, three serial channels and HD audio.

Additional sensors and data acquisition options are available through the Mini PCI Express, M.2, and WinSystems modular I/O interfaces.

Powered by Intel’s latest integrated graphics processor, the design supports up to three independent video displays for stunning, high-resolution graphics – up to Ultra HD 4K at 60 Hz – with its built-in dual DisplayPort and LVDS interfaces. Digital backlight and touchscreen control interfaces are also available.

The latest in industrial single board computer technology equips embedded and IIoT developers to create unique designs through easy-to-use expansion and power settings.

Optional power modules support Power Over Ethernet (PoE), vehicle, and other power configurations.

The flexible system design can be expanded via its Mini-PCie socket, an M.2 connector (E-Key) and WinSystems’ unique Modular I/O 80 interface.

These allow standard and custom modules to be easily added with access to SPI, I2C ,PCI-Express, LPC and USB interfaces to add near-limitless collection of data for edge processing and control.

Powered by the Intel Atom processor E3900 (formerly known as Apollo Lake-I) series SoC, the SBC35-C427 enables more processing to take place at or near the data sensor and offers up to 8 GB of ECC DDR3 RAM.

It also provides an extended operating temperature range (-40ºC to +85ºC) and is shock- and vibration-tested to ensure reliable performance in rugged environments, says WinSystems.