Aries is a compact, rugged, single board computer that features the Intel E3800 Bay Trail processor in an extended PC/104-Plus form factor. The full rectangular shape provides more coastline for I/O connectors than other boards its size. In this compact form factor, Aries includes a wide range of I/O plus data acquisition functionality, meeting the majority of today's connectivity requirements in a single board.
Choice of CPUs
- 1.91GHz Intel Atom quad-core E3845 CPU
- 1.46GHz Intel Atom dual-core E3826 CPU
The family of Aries PC/104-Plus SBCs combine excellent CPU performance, a wealth of PC I/O, and on-board data acquisition circuitry at a competitive price. Available PC I/O includes USB 2.0/3.0, RS-232/422/485, dual Gigabit Ethernet, SATA ports. The data acquisition circuit includes 16 16-bit analogue inputs, 4 16-bit analogue outputs and 22 digital I/O lines.
Aries supports stackable I/O expansion with PC/104-Plus (ISA + PCI) I/O modules. Aries also provides a dual-use PCIe MiniCard / mSATA socket for additional I/O expansion. I/O modules featuring WiFi, Ethernet, analogue 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.
The Aries SBC was designed with rugged applications in mind. With an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C, soldered onboard memory, integrated heat spreader for efficient cooling, 50% thicker PCB, and a full suite of latching connectors, Aries is the perfect choice for vehicle and other harsh environment applications.
Aries SBCs run Linux, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows Embedded CE. 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.
Aries Development Kits
The Aries Development Kits provide all the components you need for fast and efficient embedded development. The kit includes the Aries SBC, cable kit, power adapter cable, an mSATA flash disk with Linux pre-loaded, and a software CD with Linux drivers.
A Linux software development kit (SDK-ARS-LNX) is also available. This kit contains a flash disk with a bootable Linux image and a CD with a backup copy of the image plus Linux software development tools.
The board comes with a heat-spreader fitted (i.e. ideal for mounting to a thermally conductive plate/chassis). For customers who want to use it as a standard PC/104 card, a separate heatsink is available (ACC-HS104-12.7) which bolts on top of the heatspreader.
Aries Cable Kit
The Aries cable kit (C-ARS-KIT) includes cables for most of Aries' onboard I/O. Many cables are also available individually. Cable kit contents:
• 1x 6980501 Digital I/O cable
• 1x 6980503 Dual USB cable
• 1x 6980504 Analog I/O cable
• 1x 6980507 Analog I/O cable
• 1x 6980508 Audio cable
• 1x 6980511 Battery cable
• 1x 6980512 Power cable
• 2x 6980513 Ethernet cable
• 1x 6980514 Utility cable