DSM Computer Rolls Out NanoServer E3-COM Industrial System

With the compact NanoServer® E3-COM, DSM Computer AG presents its first embedded system based on the power-saving Intel® Atom[tm] N270 processor. The scalable industrial computer integrates a baseboard in mini ITX format developed for this purpose with a COM Express[tm] module available long-term that conforms to the PICMG standard.

Thanks to the Intel® 82945GME chipset used in the COM Express module, the NanoServer® E3-COM offers a wide range of interfaces particularly appropriate to meet the requirements of industrial applications. To allow the flexible connection of various peripheral devices, four USB 2.0 ports are provided with an additional four USB 2.0 interfaces already present on the baseboard, which, if required, can be used by external devices. Two PCI buses (3.3 V / 5 V), one MiniPCI bus and one gigabit Ethernet interface complete the product. If required, a PCI and a PCI Express® x1 slot can be provided. In addition to the VGA and the DVI-D, an internal LVDS port and a backlight interface with backlight voltage control are provided as graphic interfaces. Additional customer-specific connections can be realized using an I/O shield of the embedded system.

DSM Computer NanoServer E3-COM embedded systemFor data storage, the solid industrial PC housing contains an extremely robust 2.5-inch hard disk with 80 GB capacity designed for operation in the temperature range -20° to +75° C. In addition, a disk-on-module or a Compact Flash can be connected.

The unique security functionality integrated on the COM Express® module that meets the requirements of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) allows the application software developed by the customer to be protected from unauthorized accesses. Consequently, in addition to a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), the Phoenix Technologies’ “TrustedCore” BIOS has been implemented. The NanoServer® E3-COM runs under the Windows® XP (embedded) operating system.

The compact embedded system is installed in a high-quality industrial housing with dimensions of only 220 x 220 x 110 mm. The high energy efficiency makes the fanless NanoServer® E3-COM highly suitable for mobile applications, such as in industrial automation technology, in transport and logistics, in medical apparatus, and in POS and POI systems.

About the DSM Computer AG
Since its establishment in 1981, DSM Computer AG as a provider of industry PCs and SBCs engineering has always succeeded in responding flexibly to a constantly changing market. With both individually tailored solutions or product lines with standardized versions, DSM Computer AG offers qualitatively high-value computer technology for industrial applications, telecommunication systems, automation, medical engineering, renewable energy, robotics, POI/POS and measurement engineering.