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      HELIOS  PC/104 Low-Power SBC with Vortex86DX CPU and Data Acquisition   PC104    2 in 1
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Helios is a low power, mid-range performance PC/104 form factor single board computer combining a highly integrated CPU with Diamond Systems’ renowned high-accuracy data acquisition circuitry on a single board, reducing size and cost while increasing ruggedness. Helios utilizes a Vortex integrated single chip CPU operating at 800MHz or 1GHz, and 256MB of DRAM soldered on-board.

Helios incorporates advanced features such as four USB 2.0 ports, an IDE hard drive interface, mounting capability for a solid state flashdisk up to 4GB, and CRT/LVDS LCD graphics. Helios also provides a 10/100Base-T Ethernet interface, two RS-232 serial ports, two RS-232/422/485 serial ports and legacy keyboard and mouse interfaces.

Helios includes an on-board 2MB bootable flash drive with FreeDOS installed. This flash drive offers additional cost savings for DOS applications, since no additional storage medium is required. It also enables you to quickly verify Helios's operation. Just connect keyboard, monitor, and power, and Helios boots up to DOS so you can verify proper working condition as well as test the various features on the single board computer.

Helios is extremely rugged, featuring on-board soldered DRAM and -40°C to +85°C fan-less operation. Optional hardwired jumpers and latching connectors are available for increased resistance to shock and vibration. Conformal coating is available as an extra cost option.

System Block Diagram

Helios: Processor Modules, Rugged, wide-temperature SBCs in PC/104, PC/104-<i>Plus</i>, EPIC, EBX, and other compact form-factors., PC/104

Cable kit for Helios

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


Helios Cable Kit

C-HLV-KIT includes the following cables:

No. Qty Cable Description Drawing
1 1 6981004 IDE, 44 conductor 2mm ribbon cable Show
2 1 6981006 Output power cable Show
3 1 6981009 Power I/O cable Show
4 2 6981082 Dual USB 2.0 type A Show
5 1 6981083 Keyboard/Mouse, 2mm 2x4 crimp to 2x Mini-DIN-6 Show
6 1 6981084 VGA Show
7 1 6981161 RJ45PNL-CRIMP2x5 2mm, 12" Show
8 1 6981163 CRIMP50xIDC50FxIDC50F, 21 0.1"x2MMx2MM Data Acquisition Show
9 1 6981164 Cable, IDC20F to IDC20F, 2mm pitch, 12" length Show
10 1 6981166 IDC40F 2mm-DB9Mx4, 12" Serial Ports 1-4 Show
11 1 6981169 Ribbon cable for GPIO, A/D, and misc Show
12 1 6981180 External Battery Show

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Helios Development Kits

A Helios System Development Kit (DK-HLV800A-01) is available with all the components you need to get started on your embedded design project. The kit contains a Helios 800MHz SBC with 256MB of RAM and integrated data acquisition, 128MB flashdisk module with a bootable Linux image installed, cable kit, and software CD.

A software development kit for Linux is also available. The Helios Linux Kit (SDK-HLV-LNX) contains a 256MB flashdisk with a bootable linux image pre-loaded, a software CD with the linux tool chain and a backup image, and documentation.

Integrated Data Acquisition

Helios includes a complete autocalibrating jumperless analog and digital I/O circuit similar to our top-of-the-line PC/104 analog I/O board. It contains 16 analog inputs with 16-bit resolution and 250KHz sample rate, backed by a 2048 sample FIFO with programmable threshold. Programmable input ranges from a wide-range +/-10V down to 0-1.25V are provided. The analog circuitry also includes 4 D/A channels with 12-bit resolution and jumperless output range selection and simultaneous update capability. On the digital side, Helios provides 40 digital I/O lines with programmable direction, as well as two counter/timers for A/D sample rate control, pulse counting, frequency generation, or other applications. Its advanced control logic has more features and flexibility to fit almost any application, such as internal/external A/D clock source, scan and single-sample modes, and our exclusive programmable FIFO threshold that lets you tune the board's performance to your application. The data acquisition circuit is fully supported by our Universal Driver software for a wide range of operating systems.

Helios: Processor Modules, Rugged, wide-temperature SBCs in PC/104, PC/104-<i>Plus</i>, EPIC, EBX, and other compact form-factors., PC/104

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Helios
available models:
HLV1000-256AV
Helios SBC, 1GHz Vortex86DX, 256MB RAM, full data acquisition, VGA/LCD video
Available
HLV1000-256DV
Helios SBC, 1GHz Vortex86DX, 256MB RAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video
Available
HLV800-256AV
Helios SBC, 800MHz Vortex86DX, 256MB RAM, full data acquisition, VGA/LCD video
Available
HLV800-256DV
Helios SBC, 800MHz Vortex86DX, 256MB RAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video
Available
DK-HLV800A-01
Helios Development Kit with HLV800-256AV SBC, cables and software
Available
C-HLV-KIT
Helios Cable Kit
Available
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Cables and accessories
available models:
C-HLV-KIT
C-HLV-KIT cable kit
6981004
IDE, 44 conductor 2mm ribbon cable
6981006
Output power cable
6981009
Power I/O cable
6981082
Dual USB 2.0 type A
6981083
Keyboard/Mouse, 2mm 2x4 crimp to 2x Mini-DIN-6
6981084
VGA
6981161
RJ45PNL-CRIMP2x5 2mm, 12"
6981163
CRIMP50xIDC50FxIDC50F, 21 0.1"x2MMx2MM Data Acquisition
6981164
Cable, IDC20F to IDC20F, 2mm pitch, 12" length
6981166
IDC40F 2mm-DB9Mx4, 12" Serial Ports 1-4
6981169
Ribbon cable for GPIO, A/D, and misc
6981180
External Battery
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Product Support for Helios

User Manual

Helios Quick Start Guide(.pdf, 290.0 KB)
Helios User Manual(.pdf, 2.1 MB)
Helios Panel I/O Board User Manual(.pdf, 534.5 KB)
Visit Universal Driver software page
DSCUD 8.4.0 Driver
DSCUD 8.4.0 Demos-Helios
Drivers

Helios CE 6.0 Drivers(.zip, 166.4 KB)
Helios DOS Driver(.zip, 93.5 KB)
Helios Linux Drivers(.zip, 555.8 KB)
Helios Linux Ethernet Driver(.gz, 23.0 KB)
Helios Windows XP Ethernet Driver(.zip, 23.0 KB)
Helios Windows XP VGA Driver (.zip, 8.1 MB)
Utilities

Helios FreeDOS Utility(.zip, 1.1 MB)
Datasheet

Helios Datasheet(.pdf, 189.9 KB)
Technical Documents

Helios and Prometheus Product Comparison(.pdf, 34.0 KB)
Helios CPU Downclocking Application Note(.pdf, 291.9 KB)
Helios EMI Test Results(.pdf, 429.7 KB)
Mechanical Drawing

Helios VGA Heatsink Drawing(.pdf, 36.5 KB)
Pandora Front Panel for Helios(.pdf, 68.9 KB)
Firmware

Helios LVDS BIOS Files(.zip, 1.4 MB)
Helios BIOS files with support for the following LVDS sizes: 640x480, 800x480, 800x600, 1020x600, 1020x760
Support

Helios LCD Backlight Notice(.pdf, 20.5 KB)
Helios Model 300 End of Life Notice(.pdf, 22.8 KB)
Helios Rev H Notice(.pdf, 49.2 KB)
FEATURES
CPU Features
Vortex86DX CPU at 1GHz or 800MHz
256MB of soldered DRAM
On-board 2MB bootable flash drive with FreeDOS installed
4 USB 2.0 ports
2 RS-232, 2 RS-232/422/485 serial ports
10/100Base-T Ethernet
1 IDE UDMA-100 port
Flashdisk interface
CRT and LVDS LCD
PC/104 ISA expansion bus
-40ºC to +85ºC operation
Data Acquisition
16 wide-range analog inputs, +/-10V down to 0-1.25V
16-bit A/D resolution
Single-channel, multi-channel round robin, and multi-channel scan sampling
250KHz maximum sample rate
2048 A/D sample FIFO with programmable threshold
Interrupt-based A/D data transfer with FIFO support
Programmable input ranges
4 wide-range analog outputs with simultaneous update capability
12-bit D/A resolution
Multi-range autocalibration for highest accuracy
40 digital I/O lines with programmable direction
16-bit and 24-bit counter/timers
Field-upgradeable logic circuit for performance upgrades or custom designs
ONLINE SUPPORT
See Helios Technical Resources
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DOWNLOADS
Helios Quick Start Guide
(.pdf, 290.0 kb)
Helios User Manual
(.pdf, 2.1 MB)
Helios Panel I/O Board User Manual
(.pdf, 534.5 kb)
Helios Datasheet
(.pdf, 189.9 kb)
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