Fanless embedded system for mobile and desktop applications
09 January 2012
The BVM Group has introduced the TANK-700, a rugged fanless embedded system that offers very high performance, low power consumption, advanced LAN and WAN communications and high bandwidth peripheral interfaces. Based on the QM67 chipset, the system supports the Sandy Bridge second-generation mobile Core i7/i5/i3 processors with integrated GPU at up to 2.8GHz or the mobile Celeron processor at 1.9GHz, both in the PPGA-988 socket.
All processors can address 4GB DDR3 memory, with 2GB DDR3 on-board and an expansion slot for a further 2GB to be added. Optionally up to 8 channels of audio/video capture can be fitted. Intel virtualisation technology allows multiple independent O/S to run on the system: Win CE 6.0, Win XPE, Win 7 Embedded and Linux are available as standard.
Typical applications include HD audio/video capture for intelligent monitoring in vehicle or fixed installations. The embedded CAN-bus capability provides communication with vehicle systems to monitor engine and vehicle parameters. Other uses include processor-intensive tasks in medical and process control applications.
Two combo RJ-45 copper and SFP fibre Gigabit LAN ports are provided, there are two 5Gb/s USB3.0 and four USB2.0 ports, a SATA3.0 6Gb/s mass storage interface and eight COM ports. Optional 8-channel HD audio and video capture combines with standard 2048 x 1536 VGA and 1920 x 1200 HDMI dual displays. Dual band 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless communications gives Wi-Fi capability with up to 450Mb/s bandwidth.
Two redundant power inputs ensure reliable operation, avoiding sudden shutdowns and consequent data loss. Power is derived from either of two 9-36VDC external supplies, typically car or truck batteries; a separate autoranging AC adaptor can also be accommodated. The system is housed in a robust chassis that offers excellent protection against shock and vibration.
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