Things Embedded are an official Diamond Systems USA distributor and can supply the HELIX HLX1000-1GD fully configured and imaged.
The HELIX family of PC/104 SBCs combines mid-range CPU performance, standard PC I/O, and on-board data acquisition circuitry in a compact size and 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, and a SATA port. The optional 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 HLX1000-1GD from Diamond Systems supports stackable I/O expansion with PC/104 I/O modules, and it also has a combination mSATA/PCIe MiniCard socket for additional I/O expansion and mass storage. 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.
Diamond Systems’ Helix HLX1000-1GD runs 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 HLX1000-1GD SBC was designed with rugged applications in mind. With an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C, soldered on-board memory, and thicker PCB, Helix is an excellent choice for vehicle and other harsh environment applications. A 9-36VDC power supply option is also available for easier integration into industrial or military systems.
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.
The Helix cable kit includes cables for Helix input and output. Many cables are also available individually.
Helix Data Acquisition Circuit
Helix HLX1000-1GD from Diamond Systems is available with two different data acquisition circuits, denoted by either A or D in the model number.
All digital and analog I/O features are supported by Diamond’s industry-leading Universal Driver software, which provides a C language programming library that supports all features in an easy-to-use, high-level fashion. Demo programs with source code and executables are included to demonstrate the use of each library function. A graphical monitor and control program provides easy access to all the I/O features and lets you prototype your application quickly as well as debug problems. Universal Driver is available as a free download from our website upon acceptance of our software license agreement.
“A” Model Full Data Acquisition
Helix HLX1000-1GD “A” models include a complete data acquisition circuit with a combination of analog and digital I/O features.The circuit controller is an FPGA that interfaces to the DX3 processor via the SPI bus for data I/O and via the ISA bus for interrupt operation.
Digital I/O features
“D” Model Digital I/O
Helix “D” models include a digital I/O (GPIO) circuit coming from the DX3 processor with the following features:
|Brand & Model
|Diamond Systems HELIX : HLX1000-1GD
|Wide Temperature Vortex86D3 Dual Core PC/104 Single Board Computer with DIO
|Optional Heat Spreader
|-40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
|-40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
|5% - 95% (Non-condensing)