WinSystems is to introduce a single board computer (SBC) based on the Epic standard which will ship with embedded Linux.
WinSystems was one of the originators of the Epic standard for embedded single board computers (SBCs).
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Known as EPX-C3, it is modelled on an x86-compatible 733MHz Via C3 processor. Initial reaction to EPX-C3 has been positive.
EPX-C3's offers comprehensive support for PC processors, graphics, networking, extensive I/O, and PC/104-Plus expansion.
Its on-board interfaces include10/100 Ethernet, Com and USB 2.0 ports, AGP video with interfaces for CRT, flat panel, and LVDS, a screen resolution up to 1,920 x 1,440, and AC 97 audio in addition to such standard fare as keyboard and mouse control.
Via's Padlock Hardware Security Suite, along with a random number generator and AES cryptography accelerator, is also included.
The board's ESP7000 (C3) processor works without a fan from -40º to +85º C.
WinSystems, along with VersaLogic, Ampro Computers, Micro/sys, and Octagon Systems, developed the Epic form-factor to serve as an industry standard for intermediate-sized embedded SBCs.
As a result of the collaboration, "Embedded Platform for Industrial Computing" (EPIC) was born, filling the gap between two other major SBCs - PC/104, which is smaller than Epic - and the larger form-factor EBX.
Written by LinuxWorld staff