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Need cPCI SBC reccomendation.

Started by CW Thomas January 6, 2005
Hi;

Thanks for reading this.

I am looking for a cPCI controller that will run win2K or XP. It has to have
an

operating temperature range of from -20C to 85C( this is a mandatory
requirement).

Also Needs a V(io) of 3.3 volts and I would like to be able to use a FLASH
drive due to the temp extremes.

Does anybody know of anyone who makes a product that might work for us?


Thanks in Advance;


C.W. Thomas



For flash drives, try these Compact Flash Adapters.  It currently goes
for $1 each.

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On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 16:14:12 -0500, "CW Thomas" <cwthomas@bittware.com>
wrote:

>Hi; > >Thanks for reading this. > >I am looking for a cPCI controller that will run win2K or XP. It has to have >an > >operating temperature range of from -20C to 85C( this is a mandatory >requirement). > >Also Needs a V(io) of 3.3 volts and I would like to be able to use a FLASH >drive due to the temp extremes. > >Does anybody know of anyone who makes a product that might work for us? > >
We have had succes with SBCs from Men Mikro Systems. Their prices are very reasonable compared to some other SBC manufacturers. http://www.menmicro.com Regards Anton Erasmus
On 2005-01-06 22:14, CW Thomas wrote:
> Hi; > > Thanks for reading this. > > I am looking for a cPCI controller that will run win2K or XP. It has to have > an > > operating temperature range of from -20C to 85C( this is a mandatory > requirement). > > Also Needs a V(io) of 3.3 volts and I would like to be able to use a FLASH > drive due to the temp extremes. > > Does anybody know of anyone who makes a product that might work for us? > > > Thanks in Advance; > > > C.W. Thomas > > >
Your temperature range will exclude many boards; you may want to focus on boards intended for rugged/military environment. I've never needed those specs myself, but you could perhaps find some companies at picmg.org to choose from. I hear SBS, Kontron, Force/Motorola and others have such boards. (Most rugged stuff is 3U, could be a limitation) Nowadays I'd think most boards are +3.3V VI/O capable, so that wouldn't be much of an issue, unless you dig up some older stuff. If you are talking PMC VI/O, that can be a factory configurable option. (When you use a flash drive, be careful of how often you write new data, they are rather limited in cycles compared to a hard disk, and any operating system must be kept from wearing out such a disk too soon.) /Rolf