Application Examples

PC/104-Plus Intel Atom N450/D510 based SBC – the Core of Your Vehicle Management System.

11.12.2012

Overview

Fastwel CPC308 is an embedded SBC in PC/104-Plus format (PCI 32-bit, ISA 16-bit) with an optimized CPU performance to heat emission ratio. CPC 308 is based on Intel Atom CPUs with integrated graphics and wide range of communication interfaces. CPC308 estimated power consumption is from 12 to 17 watts depending on model. Thermal design allows using both air cooling and conductive cooling.

The module includes CompactFlash socket, two Ethernet channels, four USB ports, two SerialATA ports, four serial ports, and NAND Flash drive.

PC/104 and PC/104-Plus modules can be used for functionality expansion.

The module is supplied with preinstalled FreeDOS operating system (if the preinstalled operating system options are not selected) and is compatible with MS DOS 6.22, QNX 6.5, Windows XP Embedded, and Linux 2.6 operating systems.

Case study

Vehicle Management System

Project Introduction and Requirements:

Now the transportation is more and more dependent on embedded electronics, from engine control systems to transportation infrastructure. Electronics can improve safety by enabling vehicles and infrastructure to communicate between themselves, leading to safer sharing of route information.

Vehicle control is one of the most important transport goals. The system must work in harsh environment condition, like extreme shock and vibration, wide temperature range; control main vehicle functions: fuel level, work of breaks, power consumption, vehicle location, information from different sensors; collect and send information to traffic control station and etc.

Solution:

One of the ways to build such systems is to use PC/104 boards.

The PC/104 boards are ideally suited for many of the demanding needs of transportation, because of they were designed to work in the harsh conditions, like extreme shock and vibration, humidity, and wide temperature range.

The Embedded computer based on FASTWEL PC/104-Plus boards: PC/104-Plus Intel Atom N450/D510 SBC CPC308 + PC/104-Plus Communication and Navigation Module CNM350 + Interface Module NIM351 presents itself the heart of the vehicle control system. It takes care of all central computing tasks like data acquisition, routing, communication, location and etc. It provides various serial, network and wireless interfaces to allow data exchange between on board and external devices.

CPC308 is an embedded SBC in PC/104-Plus format with an optimized CPU performance to heat emission ratio. CPC308 is based on Intel Atom CPUs with integrated graphics and wide range of communication interfaces. The module includes CompactFlash socket, two Ethernet channels, four USB ports, two Serial ATA ports, four serial ports, and NAND Flash drive.

CNM350 is a PC/104-Plus navigation and communication expansion module. It includes a navigation module operating in L1 ranges of GPS/GLONASS systems allowing to determine position, speed and time.

NIM351 is an interface module designed for use in embedded systems with CAN and RS485/422 interfaces.