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Automation computer boasts six serial ports

Dec 27, 2007 — by Jonathan Angel — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Advantech has extended its range of “embedded automation computers” with a system that offers Pentium M or Celeron M processing power and runs Linux. The UNO-2176 offers PC/104 and CompactFlash expansion, plus two 10/100 Ethernet and six serial ports, the company says.

(Click here for a larger picture of the UNO-2176)

Closely resembling the company's recently introduced UNO-2182 and UNO-2172, which appear to be higher-end devices in the line, the UNO-2176 comes in a rugged aluminum enclosure with top-mounted heat sink. It features either a 1.4GHz Pentium M processor or a 1.0GHz Celeron M.

The UNO-2176 comes with a standard memory complement of 512MB of DDR SDRAM. It also includes 512KB of battery-backed SRAM, according to Advantech.

As noted, the device has a PC/104 expansion location, plus a CompactFlash slot that supports both Type I and Type II cards. In addition, there is room for a 2.5-inch IDE hard drive, according to the company.

The UNO-2176 offers two RS232 serial ports and four isolated RS232/422/485 ports with automatic flow control, plus two 10/100 Ethernet ports. Also included is a DB15 VGA connector that supports displays with resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 pixels, according to Advantech.

Key features and specifications listed by the company include:

  • Processor — 1.4GHz Pentium M or 1.0GHz Celeron M
  • Memory — 512MB DDR SDRAM, 512KB of battery-backed SRAM
  • Video — supports VGA displays with resolutions up to 1600 x 1200
  • Networking — 2 x 10/100 Ethernet
  • Other I/O ports:
    • 2 x RS232 serial ports
    • 2 x RS232/422/485 serial ports with DB9 connectors
    • 2 x RS232/422/485 serial ports with 5-pin screw terminal connectors
    • PS/2 for keyboard and mouse
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • 8-channel digital I/O
  • Expansion:
    • PC/104 position
    • Type I/II CompactFlash slot

  • Power supply — 9-36 VDC, 48-watt minimum
  • Dimensions — 10 x 6 x 2.4 inches (255 x 152 x 59 mm)
  • Weight — 5.3 pounds
  • Operating temperature — -10 to 60 deg. C (1-4 to 149 deg. F)
The UNO-2176 is offered with drivers for Linux, Windows XP Embedded, and Windows 2000/XP.

The system appears to be available now, though pricing was not disclosed.


 
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