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COMs Application-Specific Solutions Baseboard I/O Functionality Extension Of Your R&D Team Program Development Flow

COM BASEBOARD I/O FUNCTIONALITY

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The I/O portion of a COM baseboard is divided into the following two categories.

Standard System I/O

Standard system I/O is driven from the COM CPU module itself and can include:

RS-232/422/485 serial ports
10/100 & Gigabit Ethernet
USB 2.0 & USB 3.0
VGA CRT, LVDS, HDMI, Display Port
Keyboard & mouse
ISA, PCI or PCIe expansion buses

I/O Added to the Baseboard

Any I/O can be added to the baseboard. This can include your own design, third party circuits, or I/O technology from Diamond's extensive library of power and I/O circuits. Diamond's library includes:

Analog input with 12-bit or 16-bit resolution, up to 250KHz
Analog output with 12-bit or 16-bit resolution, up to 100KHz
Digital I/O with programmable direction & interrupt on change of state
Relays & opto-isolated digital I/O
Counters & timers
Full protocol serial ports
USB 2.0 & USB 3.0
10/100 & Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE1394 Firewire
CANbus 2.0 with opto-isolation
GPS location tracking
GSM/GPRS and CDMA wireless communications
DC/DC power supply with wide input range
Battery backup & charger circuitry
PCIe, PCI & ISA bridges
PCIe MiniCard & FeaturePak sockets

Diamond Systems' application engineers work with you to bring the COM I/O you need out to connectors of your choice on the baseboard. Next we help you select from our extensive selection of proven I/O circuitry, including analog I/O, digital I/O, communications and networking to provide the specific additional functionality needed for your application.


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COM Standard I/O Options
2 Serial ports (TTL signaling)
SATA interfaces for hard disk, solid-state flashdisk, or CompactFlash devices
Floppy / parallel port interface (shared pins)
10/100Mbps & Gigabit Ethernet
Keyboard & mouse
4 USB ports
VGA CRT interface
LVDS or TTL flat panel interface
PCIe and PCI expansion buses for slot boards, PC/104-Plus boards, or PCIe MiniCards

Diamond's Baseboard I/O Options
Data Acquisition
Analog Input, 12-bit or 16-bit resolution, up to 250KHz
Analog Output, 12-bit or 16-bit resolution, up to 100KHz
Digital I/O, programmable direction and interrupt on change of state
Relays
Optoisolated digital I/O
Counter / Timers
Communications / Networking
Serial ports with RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 interfaces
USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports
10/100Mbps & Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE1394 Firewire
CAN 2.0 with opto-isolation
GPS location tracking
GSM/GPRS and CDMA wireless communications
Other Baseboard Circuitry
DC/DC power supply with wide input range
Battery backup / charger circuitry
PCIe to PCI and PCI to ISA bridges

ETX Baseboard Diagram

We can include your own custom application circuitry, or, if necessary, create new logic blocks to meet your needs. Because many of Diamond Systemsí I/O logic blocks are based on reprogrammable FPGA technology, we can also provide existing FPGA code to implement many I/O functions or create new FPGA code to implement application-specific I/O requirements. As your needs change, new designs can be downloaded to the FPGA to upgrade your board without incurring engineering redesign expenses.