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Products   >   Processor Modules   >   Single Board Computers   >   Helix PC/104 SBC
FEATURES
CPU Features
Vortex86DX3 SoC dual core CPU running at 1GHz
Up to 2GB of DDR3 SDRAM soldered on board
3 or 6 USB 2.0 ports (model dependent)
2 RS-232/422/485 serial ports &
2 RS-232 ports
1 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
1 Gigabit Ethernet port
1 SATA port for disk-on-module or external drive
1 mSATA socket shared with PCIe MiniCard
24-bit dual channel LVDS LCD display
VGA CRT
HD audio
PCIe MiniCard socket shared with mSATA
16 16-bit analog inputs
100KHz maximum sample rate
4 16-bit analog outputs
Up to 27 digital I/O lines with programmable direction
8 counter/timers
4 pulse width modulators
PC/104 stackable I/O expansion capability
PC/104 extended form factor
(4.0" x 4.0")
-40ºC to +85ºC operation
ONLINE SUPPORT
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DOWNLOADS
Helix Datasheet
(.pdf, 332.7 kb)
Helix User Manual
(.pdf, 1.9 MB)
Helix DOS Driver
(.zip, 1.2 MB)
Helix Windows 7 Driver
(.zip, 2.5 MB)
Helix Windows_XP Driver
(.zip, 32.9 MB)
Helix Linux VGA Driver
(.zip, 7.3 MB)
Helix 1210 Ethernet Controller Driver
(0.0 kb)

Helix PC/104 SBC

1GHz Vortex86DX3 CPU with On-board Data Acquisition

CPU + I/O pc104

Helix PC/104 SBC

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Description
Block Diagram
Development Kits
Cable Kit
Specifications
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Description

Diamond's family of Helix PC/104 SBCs combines mid-range CPU performance, standard PC I/O, and on-board data acquisition circuitry at a competitive price. Available PC I/O includes 3 or 6 USB 2.0 (model dependent), 4 serial ports (2 RS-232/422/485 and 2 RS-232), 1 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 1 Gigabit Ethernet port, and a SATA port. The data acquisition circuit includes 16 16-bit analog inputs, 4 16-bit analog outputs and 27 digital I/O lines configurable as counter/timers and pulse width modulators.

Helix supports stackable I/O expansion with PC/104 I/O modules and provides a PCIe MiniCard socket for additional I/O expansion. I/O modules featuring WiFi, Ethernet, analog I/O, digital I/O, and CAN are available in the PCIe MiniCard form factor, providing compact expandability without increasing the total height of the system.

Helix SBCs run Linux and Windows Embedded Standard 7. Both Linux and Windows Embedded 7 Software Development Kits are available with bootable images and drivers to get you started on your design project right out of the box. Note: Board does not support booting from mSATA port.

The Helix SBC was designed with rugged applications in mind. With an operating temperature of -40C to +85C, soldered on-board memory, and thicker PCB, Helix is an excellent choice for vehicle and other harsh environment applications.


Customization Options

The following customization options are available for the Helix SBC family. Some of these options are mutually exclusive and minimum order quantities apply.

  • 2GB on-board RAM instead of 1GB
  • 1 CANbus 2.0 port
  • +9 to +36V 50W DC/DC wide voltage power input
  • Latching connectors instead of pin headers
  • Extended life backup battery
  • Replace configuration jumpers with 0 ohm resistors
  • Low profile heatsink
  • Conformal coating
  • Custom BIOS
  • Custom FPGA code

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    Block Diagram


    Helix System Block Diagram: click to enlarge

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    Development Kits

    Complete Development Kits with a bootable operating system are available with all the components you need to get started on your embedded design project. The kit contains a Helix SBC, 32GB MLC SATA-DOM flashdisk with your choice of Windows Embedded 7 or Linux pre-loaded, cable kit, and software CD.

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    Helix Cable Kit

    The Helix cable kit includes cables for Helix input and output. Many cables are also available individually.

    No. Qty Cable Description
    1 1 6980511 Battery cable
    2 1 6980512 Power input cable
    3 2 6980515 Digital I/O and Analog I/O cables
    4 2 6981075 Serial cable
    5 1 6981076 Audio cable
    6 1 6981080 Gigabit Ethernet cable
    7 2 6981082 USB 2.0 cable
    8 1 6981083 PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse cable
    9 1 6981084 VGA cable
    10 1 6981161 10/100Base-T Ethernet cable
    11 1 6981169 Utility cable
    12 1 6989101 SATA cable

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    Specifications

    CPU
    Processor 1GHz dual core DMP Vortex86DX3
    Memory Up to 2GB of on-board 64-bit DDR3 SDRAM
    Bus Interface PC/104 (ISA)
    Display Type 24-bit LVDS LCD and VGA CRT
    Display Resolution LVDS: 1920 x 1080 maximum
    VGA: 1920 x 1080 maximum
    1280 x 1024 maximum in dual display mode
    USB Ports 3 or 6 USB 2.0 ports (model dependent)
    Serial Ports 2 RS-232/422/485 ports
    2 RS-232 ports
    Networking 1 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports
    1 Gigabit Ethernet port
    Mass Storage 1 SATA 1.5Gbps port for external hard drive or SATA DOM
    1 mSATA socket shared with PCIe MiniCard
    Keyboard / Mouse PS/2
    Audio HD audio ALC892 CODEC with stero line out, line in and microphone
    Analog inputs 16 16-bit
    Input ranges 10V, 5V, 0-10V, 0-5V programmable
    Sample rate 100KHz maximum
    On board FIFO 2048 samples, programmable threshold
    DAQ calibration Autocalibration values stored in EEPROM
    Analog outputs 4 16-bit
    Output ranges 0-5V, 0-2.5V programmable
    Digital I/O 27 lines independently programmable (A model)
    16 lines independently programmable (D model)
    PWM 4 24-bit pulse width modulators
    Counter/timers 8 32-bit counter/timers
    Watchdog Timer Programmable watchdog timer 0-255 seconds
    Expansion socket PCIe MiniCard socket shared with mSATA
    Expansion bus PC/104 (ISA) stackable I/O expansion
    Input power +5VDC 5%
    Power Consumption 7.5W
    Cooling Heat sink, no fan
    Operating Temperature -40C to +85C (-40F to +185F)
    Shock MIL-STD-202G compatible
    Vibration MIL-STD-202G compatible
    Dimensions 4.0 x 4.0 (101.5mm x 101.5mm)
    Weight 2.5 oz / 70.8g with heat sink
    MTBF HLX1000-2GA: tbd hours
    RoHS Compliant


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    Helix PC/104 SBC
    available models:
    HLX1000-2GA
    Helix SBC, 1GHz Vortex 86DX3 CPU, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, analog I/O, digital I/O, extended temperature
    HLX1000-1GD
    Helix SBC, 1GHz Vortex 86DX3 CPU, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, digital I/O, extended temperature
    HLX1000-2GD
    Helix SBC, 1GHz Vortex 86DX3 CPU, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, digital I/O, extended temperature (minimum order quantities apply)
    DK-HLXA-WE7
    Helix Development Kit with HLX1000-2GA SBC, cables, and Windows Embedded 7 OS
    DK-HLXA-LNX
    Helix Development Kit with HLX1000-2GA SBC, cables, and Linux OS
    DK-HLXD-WE7
    Helix Development Kit with HLX1000-1GD SBC, cables, and Windows Embedded 7 OS
    DK-HLXD-LNX
    Helix Development Kit with HLX1000-1GD SBC, cables, and Linux OS
    SDK-HLX-WE7
    Helix Windows Embedded 7 Software Development Kit
    SDK-HLX-LNX
    Helix Linux Software Development Kit
    CK-HLX-01
    Helix Cable Kit for most on board I/O
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    Cables and accessories
    available models:
    FDSM-64G-XT
    SATA DOM MLC Flashdisk, 64GB, extended temperature
    FDSM-32G-XT
    SATA DOM MLC Flashdisk, 32GB, extended temperature
    FDMS-8G-XT
    mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 8GB, extended temperature
    FDSS-64G-XT
    SATA DOM SLC Flashdisk, 64GB, extended temperature
    FDSS-32G-XT
    SATA DOM SLC Flashdisk, 32GB, extended temperature
    FDMM-64G-XT
    mSATA MLC Flashdisk, 64GB, extended temperature
    FDMM-32G-XT
    mSATA MLC Flashdisk, 32GB, extended temperature
    FDMM-16G-XT
    mSATA MLC Flashdisk, 16GB, extended temperature
    FDMS-64G-XT
    mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 64GB, extended temperature
    FDMS-32G-XT
    mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 32GB, extended temperature
    FDMS-16G-XT
    mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 16GB, extended temperature
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