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Diamond Systems Pluto - PC104plus SBC with AMD G-Series or Intel Baytrail

Up to 8GB DDR3 memory, 5V Powered, 2x 10/100 LAN & USB2


Now available with the quad-core Intel Atom E3845 baytrail processor with support for up to 8GB of DRAM and supporting full -40 to +85 extended operating temperature range, Diamond Systems' Pluto is a high performance, highly integrated PC104-plus board-level embedded-ready subsystem that matches the footprint of the popular ETX computer-on-module (COM) standard. 

Pluto's CPU core consists of an ETX CPU module mounted on its bottom side and is available with your choice of different power/performance CPUs. Pluto utilises conduction cooling for improved ruggedness and reliability through the use of a heat spreader, improving thermal management and increasing the space for I/O functions and connectors. This innovative design has enabled Pluto to integrate additional serial and Ethernet controllers, a complete set of peripheral interface header connectors, and a PC/104-Plus expansion stack location - all within the compact ETX footprint. Four mounting holes on the bottom of the conduction cooled heat spreader are provided to mount Pluto in an enclosure or to a bulkhead. These mounting holes are #6-32 threaded holes on 2.8" centres.

Choice of CPUs

  • 1.91GHz Intel Bay Trail E3845 (quad core)
  • 1.65GHz AMD Fusion G-T56N (dual core)
  • 1.0GHz AMD Fusion G-T40N (dual core)

Pluto is offered in a range of models that vary according to the choice of ETX CPU module and onboard SO-DIMM SDRAM capacity. A choice of ETX COMs offers scalable performance for your application as well as protection from obsolescence through plug compatible CPU modules. To illustrate the obsolescence protection, previous Pluto variants that have gone EOL have been models based on the Intel Atom N270 CPU and the Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Customers were able to easily migrate to one of the current Pluto models with minimal software changes as the Pluto baseboard itself has remained largely unchanged over the years. Pluto can be used either as a highly integrated embedded component or as a platform for application development and reference designs.

Pluto's baseboard includes connectors and interfaces for keyboard, mouse, USB, serial, parallel, Ethernet, sound, various mass storage devices. It supports the connection of a wide variety of displays, including CRTs, 18-bit or 24-bit LVDS-interfaced flat panels, and televisions. Power is supplied by means of a robust six-pin terminal block. 

Pluto Cable Kit

The Pluto cable kit includes cables for Pluto input and output.

 Pluto Cable Kit

  • 1 2x 6989007 Dual USB cable 
  • 2 1x 6989004 Audio in/out cable 
  • 3 2x 6989012 SATA data cable 
  • 4 1x 6989011 PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse cable 
  • 5 2x 6989015 Ethernet RJ-45 cable 
  • 6 2x 6989008 Dual Serial Port cable 
  • 7 1x 6989006 Parallel cable 
  • 8 1x 6989010 VGA cable 
  • 9 1x 6989001 Parallel to floppy cable 
  • 10 1x 6989005 IDE data cable 
  • 11 1x 6989002 DC Power cable, +5V & +12V, 4-wire 
  • 12 1x 6989003 DC Power cable, +5V, 2-wire



CPU SpecChoice of:
• 1.91GHz Intel Atom E3845 (4x 1.91 GHz, Intel HD Graphics - Gen 7, 10W TDP, passmark 1363)
• 1.65GHz AMD Fusion G-T56N (2x 1.65 GHz, Radeon HD 6310, 18W TDP, passmark 778)
• 1.0GHz AMD Fusion G-T40N (2x 1.60 GHz, Radeon HD 6250, 9W TDP, passmark 516)
ChipsetAMD variant: AMD Fusion Controller Hub (FCH) A55M
Intel variant: Integrated in CPU
MemoryAMD variant: Supports up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM
Intel variant: Supports up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM
GraphicsLCD flat panel interface (LVDS)
TV output
SDVO interface
Integrated in CPU - see CPU section
Network1 x 10/100Base-T port provided by ETX CPU
• AMD variant: Realtek 8103EL
• Intel variant: RTL8105
1 x 10/100Base-T port provided by carrier board
• Realtek 8103EL chip
Storage2 SATA ports support one device each
1 IDE port supports 2 IDE devices including:
1 x CompactFlash IDE Type II Socket
USB4 x USB 2.0 port
Serial3 x RS-232 ports (COM1, 3 & 4)
1 x RS-232/422/485 port (COM2)
AudioAC'97 audio CODEC, mic in, line in/out
Other1 x PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse
8 x GPIO lines
Watchdog timer
Floppy/parallel port: shared interface
SMbus, IrDA serial interfaces
PC speaker interface


ExpansionStandard 16 bit PC/104 (ISA) interface
Standard 32 bit PC/104+ (PCI) interface
Electrical5V +/-5%
PLT-T56N-xG: 16.1W idle
PLT-T40N-xG: 11W idle
PLT-E3845: 10W idle, 15W loaded
Mechanical4.5 x 3.7 x 1.1 in. (114 x 95 x 28 mm)
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareWindows XP
Windows 7
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
AMD version: -20 to +71°C
Intel version: -40 to +85°C
Temperature range (storage): -40 to +85°C
Humidity0 - 90% (non-condensing)
Weight11.5oz (328g)
VibrationMIL-STD-202G compatible
ShockMIL-STD-202G compatible
MTBFPLT-BASE-RK (no CPU module): 233,128 hours
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

Pluto SBC, 1.91GHz Intel E3845 CPU, 8GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -40 to +85C operating

Pluto SBC, 1.91GHz Intel E3845 CPU, 4GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -40 to +85C operating

Pluto SBC, 1.91GHz Intel E3845 CPU, 2GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -40 to +85C operating

Pluto SBC, 1.65GHz AMD G-T56N CPU, 4GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -20 to +71ºC operating

Pluto SBC, 1.65GHz AMD G-T56N CPU, 2GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -20 to +71ºC operating

Pluto SBC, 1.0GHz AMD G-T40N CPU, 4GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -20 to +71ºC operating

Pluto SBC, 1.0GHz AMD G-T40N CPU, 2GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -20 to +71ºC operating
AccessoriesC-PLT-KIT Pluto Cable Kit
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