Micro-PC controller hosts Intel Atom cpu, internal high-speed interface

February 09, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
From distributor Acceed (Düsseldorf, Germany ), the POC-120 ultra-compact and fanless industrial controller barely has the size of a 3.5-in. hard disc drive. The micro PC is based on the E3826 dual core Atom processor from Intel with 1.46 GHz and has two GigE interfaces as well as three USB interfaces.

Further data exchange is possible via the two RS-232/422/485 serial interfaces and the individually configurable digital I/O interface. Small, powerful and designed for temperatures of up to 70°C, the POC-120 embedded controller can be used in space-critical applications in industrial surroundings, in building automation, for security applications and also for mobile use. The fanless design has approximately the dimensions of a 3.5 in. hard drive; its working memory can be upgraded up to 8GB on the SODIMM socket for DDR3L-1067.

The full metal housing consists of a rugged aluminium alloy: its two PoE gigabit connections make it suitable for security applications with IP cameras and further applications with IP-based Smart devices. The high data transfer rate supports secure video streaming, image analysis in video monitoring and machine vision application with GigE cameras, for example for production control or robot control.

Three USB connections of which one is USB 3.0, and two serial (RS-232/422/485) connections provide data communications. An internal high-speed interface enables customer-specific I/O functions via a mezzanine card. A video output with a VGA socket supports resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels. A standard sized mSATA socket functions as a memory interface. An audio output rounds-off the equipment.

The POC-120 embedded controller can be operated at an ambient temperature range from -25°C to +70 °C with an installed SSD and 100% CPU load. Its construction enables installation on narrow and poorly ventilated cable ducts, switch boxes or weather-protected housing. Its supply voltage from 8 to 35 VDC extends its range of use to mobile applications, for example in buses, transport or rail vehicles.

Acceed; www.acceed.com