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Diamond Systems Rhodeus - PC/104 with AMD Geode™ LX800

Up to 1GB DDR memory, 5V Powered, 1x 10/100 LAN & USB2

Introduction

Rhodeus is a fan-less PC/104 SBC which features the AMD Geode LX800 low power consumption processor running at 500MHz. It uses high speed DDR SDRAM providing maximum capacity at 1GB. Rhodeus offers fully integrated PC functionality with low power consumption which allows Rhodeus to operate in harsh environments where the airflow for heat dissipation is restricted and heat sinks or fans are unacceptable. Its ruggedability gives it the power to perform round-the-clock in unattended environments.

Other advantages of Rhodeus includes high speed 10/100 Ethernet LAN and ample I/O interfaces, 2 serial ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, parallel port for peripheral connection, 1 ATA-33 channel, Compact Flash Type-II socket, PC/104 expansion bus, LCD & CRT interface, floppy, and watchdog timer. Rhodeus has all the necessary features and expansion capability in 96 X 90 mm form factor, which makes it ideal for applications where space is limited but multiple I/O configurations are needed. Rhodeus supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows CE 5.0, and Linux.

Development Kit

A Linux software development kit is available for Rhodeus. The Rhodeus Linux Kit (SDK-RDS-LNX) contains a 512MB CompactFlash disk with a bootable linux image pre-loaded, a software CD with the linux tool chain and a backup image, and documentation.

Pandora and Panel I/O Board

Rhodeus single board computers can be mounted inside Diamond's Pandora PC/104 enclosure with a cable-free panel I/O board to form a rugged, compact, completely self-contained industrial computer system. The Pandora enclosure, coupled with the panel I/O board, features fast and easy assembly because most or all internal cables can be eliminated. Rather than requiring the installation of special corner mounts or forcing the stack into a set of corner guides, the entire stack is bolted directly to the front plate of the case, forming a rugged, easily-handled assembly

Rhodeus Pandora and Panel I/O Board

Transition Cables or PC-Style Connectors

All I/O on Rhodeus is made available on 2mm pitch pin headers for use with low-cost cables. To enhance the use of Rhodeus in harsh environments requiring outstanding resistance to shock and vibration, Diamond Systems offers our rugged Pandora PC/104 enclosure that provides a cable-free configuration via a small panel I/O board that installs directly on top of the Rhodeus SBC to instantly convert all I/O to PC-style connectors.

Specification

CPU

CPU SpecAMD 500MHz AMD LX800™ processor
Fanless operation as standard
Comes fitted with a low profile heatsink (which sits lower than the PC/104 stack)
ChipsetCS5536AD
Memory1 x 200-pin DDR SO-DIMM up to 1GB SDRAM
GraphicsOnchip Graphics VRAM for high speed LCD/CRT
LCD support 18/24 bit TTL up to 1280 x 1024
Shared memory, max. 64MB
Network10/100Base-T Ethernet Interface
Realtek 8100CL 10/100 base-T Ethernet
Storage1 x EIDE Interface, 44 pin header, UDMA-33
1 x CompactFlash Type II Socket
USB2 x USB 2.0 ports
Serial1 x RS-232 ports (COM1)
1 x RS-232/422/485 port (COM2)
Other1 x PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse
1 x Parallel Port (SPP/EPP/ECP modes)
1 x Floppy disk drive interface
1 x PS2 K/B and Mouse
Watchdog Timer: 255-level Reset
BIOSPhoenix-Award PnP Flash BIOS

General

ExpansionPC/104 ISA (full 16 Bit I/O and memory support)
Electrical5V +/-5%
5W typical (1A)
Mechanical96 x 90 mm (3.775” x 3.550”)
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareWindows XP
Windows XP Embedded
Windows CE 6.0
Linux
TemperatureTemperature range (operation, RDS800-LC): -20ºC to +71ºC
Temperature range (operation, RDS800-XT): -40ºC to +85ºC
Temperature range (storage): -40ºC to +85ºC
Humidity0 - 90% (non-condensing)
MTBF157,899 hours at 25º (RDS800-XT)
Warranty1 Year
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardRDS800-XT
Rhodeus-XT SBC, 500MHz LX800, 0MB RAM, -40ºC to +85ºC

RDS800-LC
Rhodeus-LC SBC, 500MHz LX800, 0MB RAM, -20ºC to +71ºC
AccessoriesC-RDS-KIT Rhodeus Cable Kit

MEM-512-04 512MB DDR SO-DIMM SDRAM
MEM-1024-04 1024MB DDR SO-DIMM SDRAM

PNL-RDS-01 Rhodeus Panel I/O Board with mounting hardware
PB-RDS-170-K Pandora Enclosure, 1.7", with Rhodeus panel I/O board and front panel
PB-RDS-300-K Pandora Enclosure, 3.0", with Rhodeus panel I/O board and front panel
PB-RDS-500-K Pandora Enclosure, 5.0", with Rhodeus panel I/O board and front panel
PB-RDS-700-K Pandora Enclosure, 7.0", with Rhodeus panel I/O board and front panel
PBEC-15-K Pandora Rhodeus Enclosure front end cap with cutouts and mounting holes for PNL-RDS-01
PBEC-16-K Pandora Rhodeus Enclosure rear end cap with PC/104 mounting holes and wall mount ears, black

SDK-RDS-LNX Rhodeus Linux 2.6.23 Software Development Kit with Linux image on 512MB CompactFlash disk and software tools on CD, and documentation

FD-4GR-XT Flashdisk, 4096MB, extended temperature
FD-2GR-XT Flashdisk, 2048MB, extended temperature
FD-1GR-XT Flashdisk, 1024MB, extended temperature
FD-512R-XT Flashdisk, 512MB, extended temperature
FD-256R-XT Flashdisk, 256MB, extended temperature
FD-128R-XT Flashdisk 128 MB, extended temperature
ACC-IDEEXT Flash/IDE Extender Board; Includes 40-pin and 44-pin IDE cables
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