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PC/104 1-GHz Vortex86DX3 with 2-GB RAM, 2x Ethernet, VGA, DIO and DAQ

  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Ordering Guide
  • Optional Accessories

The Helix PC/104 SBCs combines mid-range CPU performance, standard PC I/O, and on-board data acquisition circuitry at a competitive price. Available PC I/O includes 3 or 6 USB 2.0 (model dependent), 4 serial ports (2 RS-232/422/485 and 2 RS-232), 1 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, and a SATA port. The data acquisition circuit includes 16 16-bit analog inputs, 4 16-bit analog outputs and 27 digital I/O lines configurable as counter/timers and pulse width modulators.

Helix supports stackable I/O expansion with PC/104 I/O modules and provides a PCIe MiniCard socket for additional I/O expansion. I/O modules featuring WiFi, Ethernet, analog I/O, digital I/O, and CAN are available in the PCIe MiniCard form factor, providing compact expandability without increasing the total height of the system.

Helix SBCs run Linux and Windows Embedded Standard 7. Both Linux and Windows Embedded 7 Software Development Kits are available with bootable images and drivers to get you started on your design project right out of the box. Note: Board does not support booting from mSATA port.

The Helix SBC was designed with rugged applications in mind. With an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C, soldered on-board memory, and thicker PCB, Helix is an excellent choice for vehicle and other harsh environment applications.

Processor 1-GHz dual core Vortex86DX3
Memory Up to 2GB of on-board 64-bit DDR3 SDRAM
Display Type 24-bit LVDS LCD and VGA CRT
Display Resolution LVDS: 1920 x 1080 maximum
VGA: 1920 x 1080 maximum
1280 x 1024 maximum in dual display mode
USB Ports 3 or 6 USB 2.0 ports (model dependent)
Serial Ports 2x RS-232/422/485 ports
Networking 1x 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports
1x Gigabit Ethernet port
Mass Storage 1x SATA 1.5Gbps port for external hard drive or SATA DOM
1x mSATA socket shared with PCIe MiniCard
Keyboard / Mouse PS/2
Audio HD audio ALC892 CODEC with stero line out, line in and microphone
Analog inputs 16x 16-bit
Input ranges ±10V, ±5V, 0-10V, 0-5V programmable
Sample rate 100KHz maximum
On board FIFO 2048 samples, programmable threshold
DAQ calibration Autocalibration values stored in EEPROM
Analog outputs 4x 16-bit
Output ranges 0-5V, 0-2.5V programmable
Digital I/O 27 lines independently programmable (A model)
16 lines independently programmable (D model)
PWM 4x 24-bit pulse width modulators
Counter/timers 8x 32-bit counter/timers
Watchdog Timer Programmable watchdog timer 0-255 seconds
Expansion socket PCIe MiniCard socket shared with mSATA
Expansion bus PC/104 (ISA) stackable I/O expansion
Input power +5VDC ±5%
Power Consumption 7.5W
Cooling Heat sink, no fan
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
Dimensions 4.0” x 4.0” (101.5mm x 101.5mm)
Weight 2.5 oz / 70.8g with heat sink
Model Description
HLX1000-2GA PC/104 1-GHz Vortex 86DX3 CPU, 2-GB DDR3 SDRAM, DIO & DAQ
HLX1000-1GD PC/104 1-GHz Vortex 86DX3 CPU, 1-GB DDR3 SDRAM,DIO & DAQ
DK-HLXA-WE7 Helix Development Kit with HLX1000-2GA SBC, cables, and Windows Embedded 7 OS
DK-HLXA-LNX Helix Development Kit with HLX1000-2GA SBC, cables, and Linux OS
DK-HLXD-WE7 Helix Development Kit with HLX1000-1GD SBC, cables, and Windows Embedded 7 OS
DK-HLXD-LNX Helix Development Kit with HLX1000-1GD SBC, cables, and Linux OS
SDK-HLX-WE7 Helix Windows Embedded 7 Software Development Kit
SDK-HLX-LNX Helix Linux Software Development Kit
Model Description
CK-HLX-01 Helix Cable Kit for most on board I/O