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Quantum SBC

PCI/104-Express SBC with Configurable QSeven CPU, Data Acquisition, and PCI-104 & PCIe/104 expansion


Quantum PCI/104-Express SBC
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Quantum is a family of PCI/104-Express SBCs that utilize Qseven COM CPU modules to provide a range of processor options, the first member of which is based on the 1GHz AMD Fusion G-T40E CPU.

Available I/O features include on-board data acquisition with 4 channels of 12-bit analog input, 10 digital I/O lines, 4 pulse width modulators, and 2 programmable counter/timers. Standard PC I/O includes USB 2.0, RS-232/422/485, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, and digital I/O. Quantum also features a 6-32V wide voltage power input.

Quantum SBCs support I/O expansion with PCI-104, PCIe/104, and PCI/104-Express I/O modules. The new low cost PCIe connector supports both PCIe/104 Type 1 and Type 2 modules and provides compatibility with existing PCIe/104 I/O modules while reducing cost and increasing the PCB area available for other I/O features.

The Quantum SBC was designed with rugged applications in mind. From an operating temperature of -20C to +71C, the on-board DDR3 SDRAM, an integrated heat spreader thermal solution, and its high tolerance for shock and vibration, Quantum SBCs thrive in harsh environments.

Quantum utilizes conduction cooling for improved ruggedness and reliability through the use of a heatspreader mounted on its bottom side, resulting in optimal thermal management and increased space for I/O functions and connectors. The four mounting holes on the bottom of the conduction cooled heatspreader are #6-32 threaded holes on 2.8" centers. The bottom-side heat spreader mounts directly to the Quantum baseboard, relieving stress on the Qseven module and enhancing ruggedness.

Software Support

Quantum SBCs run Linux, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows XP.

Block Diagram

Quantum Block Diagram

Quantum Cable Kit

The Quantum cable kit (CK-QUA-01) includes cables for most of Quantum's on-board I/O. Many cables are also available individually.

Quantum Cable Kit

Number Qty Cable Description
1 2 6980500 Dual serial cable
2 1 6980501 Data acquisition cable
3 1 6980502 Gigabit Ethernet cable
4 2 6980503 Dual USB cable
5 1 6980504 USB cable
6 1 6980505 USB client cable
7 1 6980506 Keyboard / mouse cable
8 1 6980507 VGA cable
9 1 6980508 HD audio cable
10 1 6980509 Utility cable
11 1 6980510 Power input cable
12 1 6980511 Battery cable
13 1 6981314 CAN cable


Core System Functions
QSeven COM Module 1GHz AMD Fusion G-T40E CPU
Memory 2GB 1.3MHz 64-bit DDR3 SDRAM on-board
I/O Interfaces
Display 18 or 24-bit LVDS LCD flat panel interface supports dual independent displays
VGA CRT from integrated AMD Radeon HD6250
1 DDI port
Display Resolution 1600 x 1200 maximum
Mass Storage 1 SATA port, supports 1 device
mSATA flashdisk socket supports up to 64GB
Serial 1 RS-232 port
2 RS-232/422/485 ports
USB 5 USB 2.0 ports
Networking 1 Gigabit Ethernet port from Realtek RTL8111E
Watchdog Timer Programmable
Keyboard/Mouse PS/2
Audio HD audio CODEC from Realtek ALC262
stereo line-out, line-in & microphone
Data Acquisition
Analog Inputs 4 channels, 12-bit resolution
Digital I/O 10 lines
Pulse Width Modulators 4 channels
Counter/Timers 2 programmable
Expansion Buses
Stackable I/O Expansion PCI-104 and PCIe/104
PCIe MiniCard 1 socket
Physical and Mechanical
Power Input +6 to +32VDC wide voltage input
+5VDC +/-5%
Power Consumption 7.53W idle
Operating Temperature -20ºC to +71ºC (-4ºF to +160ºF)
Operating Humidity 0-90% non-condensing
Dimensions 4.550 x 3.775 inches (116 x 96 mm)
Weight 7.6oz (215.5g) with heatspreader
RoHS Compliant

Configurable QSeven computer-on-modules
2GB DDR3 SDRAM soldered on-board
I/O connectors for a wide range of interfaces:
 - 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
 - 1 SATA port
 - 5 USB 2.0 ports
 - 1 RS-232 serial port
 - 2 RS-232/422/485 serial ports
 - 10 GPIO lines
 - 18 or 24-bit LVDS LCD display with dual independent displays
 - VGA CRT video output
 - ALC262 HD Audio
Data Acquisition:
 - 4 12-bit A/D
 - 10 digital I/O lines
 - 4 PWMs
 - 2 programmable counter/timers
Programmable watchdog timer
Shared expansion socket auto-selects for either PCIe MiniCard or mSATA flashdisk modules
System expansion:
 - PCI-104 and PCIe/104 stackable I/O
 - PCIe MiniCard socket
+6 to +32VDC wide voltage input
or +5V input
PC/104 form factor with wings
-20C to +71C operating temperature
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Quantum AMD CPUs datasheet
(.pdf, 256.9 kb)
Quantum User Manual
(.pdf, 3.1 MB)
Windows XP Audio Driver for AMD CPUs
(.zip, 31.5 MB)
Windows 7 Audio Driver for AMD CPUs
(.zip, 97.5 MB)
AMD ESeries Windows CPU Drivers
(.zip, 276.7 MB)
AMD ESeries Windows Ethernet drivers
(.zip, 11.1 MB)
AMD ESeries Windows Graphics drivers
(.zip, 660.4 MB)
AMD Radeon Linux Graphics driver
(.zip, 117.2 MB)

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Quantum SBC
available models:
Quantum SBC, 1GHz AMD G-T40E CPU, 2GB RAM, full data acquisition
Quantum Cable Kit for most on-board I/O
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Cables and accessories
available models:
mSATA MLC Flashdisk, 64GB, extended temperature
mSATA MLC Flashdisk, 32GB, extended temperature
mSATA MLC Flashdisk, 16GB, extended temperature
mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 64GB, extended temperature
mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 32GB, extended temperature
mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 16GB, extended temperature
mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 8GB, extended temperature
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