WinSystems Launches 1.8GHz Pentium M EBX Single Board Computer

WinSystems announced the launch of their EBX-compatible Intel 1.8GHz Pentium(R) M single board computer. The EBC-855-G-1.8-1 is a RoHS-compliant, processor- and I/O-intensive board offering -40° to +70°Celsius temperature operation. This SBC’s target applications include a wide range of industries, including automation, medical/diagnostic equipment, communications, security, test and measurement, and outdoor transaction terminals.

Based on Intel’s 855GME chipset with the ICH 4 communications controller and integrated Extreme Graphics 2 video 3D controller, the EBC-855-G-1.8-1 offers long-term product availability and full x86-Pentium compatibility. It supports up to 1GB of industry-standard PC2700 SDRAM and up to 8GB of CompactFlash. It also supports rotational floppy and hard disk drives.

WinSystems EBC-855-G-1.8-1 EBX Single Board ComputerAs a full-featured SBC, the EBC-855-G-1.8-1 provides a variety of on-board peripherals eliminating the need for additional standard I/O peripheral cards. Its I/O interface features 10/100BaseT Ethernet port (with remote boot capability); VGA and dual channel LVDS flat panel video, a miniPCI connector for a 802.11 wireless networking module, four USB 2.0 ports, four serial COM ports, AC97 audio (5.1 codec), LPT and a PS/2 port for keyboard and mouse. A software programmable 48-line digital I/O controller provides input, output or output with readback for each I/O line. More I/O expansion is possible by self-stacking modules plugged onto the PC/104 and PC/104-Plus connectors.

The EBC-855-G-1.8-1 operates Windows(R) XP embedded and Linux software programs along with a vast software development tool set including device drivers and libraries. The EBC-855-G-1.8-1 also operates real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as QNX and VxWorks. Advanced features include custom splash screen, APM 1.2 and ACPI 1.0b power management modes, PXE boot and multi-language usage.

It measures 146mm x 203mm (5.75″ x 8.0″) and requires only +5 volts and typically draws 2.1 Amps (typical) with 1 Gigabyte of DDR SDRAM installed. WinSystems also offers a software developer’s kit that provides the necessary hardware, software and cables to begin program development with the EBC-855-G-1.8-1.

Delivery is from stock to three weeks with a list price of $895. For sales information, please list; WinSystems’ Application Engineering Group at 715 Stadium Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011, USA, telephone (817) 274-7553, e-mail

WinSystems designs and manufactures industry-standard PC/104, EPIC, EBX, and STD Bus computer boards and I/O modules for use by OEMs and system integrators worldwide. We have served the industrial market for over 25 years.