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Products   >   Processor Modules   >   Single Board Computers   >   Aries PC/104-Plus SBC

Aries PC/104-Plus SBC

PC/104-Plus SBC with Intel E3800 CPU & On-Board Data Acquisition
The Best PC/104 Bay Trail SBC in the World

PC/104-Plus
Aries PC/104-Plus SBC Aries PC/104-Plus SBC
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Description

The Aries PC/104-Plus single board computer from Diamond Systems uses the Intel Bay Trail E3800 series processor to deliver an unmatched combination of performance, price and power consumption. Packed with real-world features, Aries provides a complete solution for most embedded applications in a single board, saving you space, time, and money.

Aries goes beyond the standard processor and I/O features found on other Bay Trail SBCs to provide rugged performance along with a professional-quality data acquisition circuit supported by industry-leading software. The full rectangular shape of Aries provides more PCB area and coastline to support the extreme level of I/O offered by the board.

The Aries SBC family features the Intel E3800 "Bay Trail" processor family for high performance, low power consumption, and competitive pricing. Aries offers 2-4 times higher CPU performance over other SBCs with similar size, power consumption, and price. Key features include:

Choice of quad core E3845 1.91GHz or dual core E3826 1.46Ghz processor
2 or 4GB memory soldered on board
Dual independent display, selectable from VGA, LVDS LCD, and HDMI / DisplayPort
A broad range of system I/O, including 4 multiprotocol serial ports, 3 USB ports, 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, and 1 SATA port
Integrated HD Audio
PC/104-Plus and PCIe MiniCard / mSATA sockets
Optional integrated professional quality 16-bit data acquisition
Conduction cooling for improved reliability and high temperature performance
Rugged construction throughout for shock and vibration immunity
Compact 4.5" x 4.0" size
-40C to +85C operation off the shelf
Operating systems support for Windows 7 / XP and Linux 2.6 / 3.2 kernels

Block Diagram

Aries Block Diagram

Display Features

Aries supports dual simultaneous independent displays, selecting from VGA, LVDS LCD, and either HDMI or DisplayPort. (Both HDMI and DisplayPort are supported on board, however only one of these can be used at a time.)

The LVDS connection is dual channel 24-bit. The maximum resolution of VGA, LVDS and DisplayPort is 2560 x 1600. The HDMI maximum resolution is 1920 x 1080.

Backlight power and control are provided on board. LCD power is jumper selectable between 3.3V and 5V, and backlight power is jumper selectable between 5V and 12V. If needed, 12V must be provided by the system power supply and is routed through the board from the input power connector to the backlight connector.

I/O Expansion

Aries provides both a PC/104-Plus expansion socket and a combination PCIe MiniCard / mSATA module socket. The combination socket auto-selects for either PCIe or mSATA depending on the type of module installed. Aries supports Diamonds complete line of PCIe MiniCards.

The SBC also supports the installation of a SATA disk-on-module with a mounting hole for increased ruggedness. A jumper provides power directly to the module through the single SATA connector; no separate power cable is required. Both the SATA DOM and PCIe MiniCard sockets can be used simultaneously, affording a highly compact and feature-rich embedded computing solution only one "board" high.

Available Models

Four standard models are available depending on your need for performance and data acquisition. Other configurations are available by special order with a minimum order quantity.

ModelProcessor /SpeedMemory Data Acquisition
ARS3845-4GAE3845/1.91GHz4GB DDR3Yes
ARS3845-4GNE3845/1.91GHz4GB DDR3No
ARS3826-2GAE3826/1.46GHz2GB DDR3Yes
ARS3826-2GNE3826/1.46GHz2GB DDR3No

Development Kits

Aries Development Kits, DK-ARS-LNX or DK-ARS-WE7, are available with all the components you need to get started on your embedded design. Each kit contains an Aries SBC with 1.91GHz E3845 CPU, 4GB DRAM, integrated data acquisition, 32GB MLC SATA DOM flashdisk with bootable operating system, cable kit (CK-ARS-01), 5V AC power adapter, and Quick Start Guide.

Model NumberDescription
ARS3845-4GAAries SBC, 1.91GHz E3845 CPU, 4GB DRAM, data acquisition
671061332GB MLC SATA DOM flashdisk with operating system image pre-loaded
CK-ARS-01Cable Kit
7480613Quick Start Guide

Aries Cable Kit

The Aries cable kit, CK-ARS-01, includes cables for all I/O connectors except LCD, HDMI, and DisplayPort.


Cable Kit Details

Number Qty Cable Description
1 2 6980500 Dual serial cable
2 1 6980501 Digital I/O cable
3 1 6980503 Dual USB cable
4 1 6981504 Analog I/O cable
5 1 6980507 VGA cable
6 1 6980508 Audio cable
7 1 6980514 Utility cable
8 1 6980511 Battery cable
9 1 6980512 Power cable
10 1 6980513 Ethernet cable
11 1 6989101 SATA cable

Aries PC/104-<i>Plus</i> SBC

Aries incorporates a perfect combination of highly advanced I/O features, including 3 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 port, 4 programmable RS-232/422/485 ports, 2 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet ports, and 2 SATA ports.

A multi-use MiniCard socket auto-selects for either a PCIe MiniCard or mSATA flashdisk. This dual function socket can be used to add compact additional I/O or mass storage to your system. The dedicated SATA connector can be used with off-board SATA devices and also supports use of a board-mounted miniature SATA disk-on-module for a smaller overall system envelope with less cables.

Aries provides 4 RS-232/422/485 ports using multiprotocol transceivers, one per port. All configuration features are fully programmable as well as configurable in the BIOS screens, including protocol and line termination for RS-422/485. In RS-422 mode, both half duplex and full duplex line termination can be selected.

Aries supports two 10/100/1000 high speed Gigabit Ethernet ports derived from Intel I210IT PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controllers. A latching connector is used to bring these ports off board instead of RJ-45 jacks, optimizing space on the board and increasing ruggedness. Activity status of the Ethernet ports can be read from LEDs.

Aries includes miniature rugged latching connectors for most I/O, including LVDS LCD, as shown in the photo below. Latching connectors improve the ruggedness of the SBC, enhancing Aries' performance in harsh environments.

Aries PC/104-<i>Plus</i> SBC

The Aries family includes a full set of rugged design features to enable reliable use in vehicle, wide temperature, high vibration, and other harsh environments:

  • Aries is designed and built with industrial range temperature components and wide temperature design considerations. The board has been tested and qualified for use in temperatures ranging from -40C to +85C. All models feature wide temperature operation off the shelf with no pre-screening required.
  • A thicker PCB of 2.4mm (shown above) increases rigidity and enhances long-term reliability.
  • All I/O connectors, except HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB 3.0, provide positive locking connections for confident performance in vehicle or other high vibration environments.
  • Aries is compatible with MIL-STD-202-G shock and vibration test requirements.
  • The system memory is soldered on board for increased ruggedness, eliminating potential failures often associated with SO-DIMM sockets and improving high temperature reliability.
  • For custom configurations, all jumpers can be replaced with 0 ohm resistors soldered into dedicated locations on the board. In addition, the number of jumpers has been reduced by offering software configuration of all serial port features.
  • Aries can operate over the full industrial temperature range of -40C to +85C without a fan, due to its use of an integrated bottom-mounted heat spreader for effective cooling. The heat spreader contacts the bottom-mounted processor, memory, and other key heat producing components and provides efficient heat transfer from these ICs to the mounting surface (enclosure wall). A traditional 0.5" high heat sink accessory is available for applications that require a non-contact installation method.
  • Aries PC/104-<i>Plus</i> SBC with heatsink

    Aries is available with a complete analog and digital data acquisition (DAQ) circuit integrated onto the board. The features of the Aries DAQ circuit surpass those found on most other embedded SBCs to provide a comprehensive, professional quality subsystem backed with top of the line software support. "A" models include the full DAQ circuit with both analog and digital I/O features, while "N" models include only the digital I/O features.

    Feature Details

    The A/D circuit includes 16 single-ended / 8 differential analog input channels with programmable input ranges and a maximum aggregate sampling rate of 250KHz. A built-in programmable counter/timer supports accurate high-speed sampling with precise timing. The 2048-sample FIFO with programmable threshold ensures error-free sampling and enables you to tune the performance of the circuit to minimize interrupt processing overhead.

    The D/A circuit consists of 4 16-bit D/A voltage outputs with independently programmable output ranges including 0-10V, +/-10V, 0-5V, and +/-5V. A 2048-sample waveform buffer is included to support arbitrary waveform generator functions on up to 4 channels simultaneously.

    The digital I/O circuit consists of GPIO, counter/timers, and pulse-width modulators. The GPIO circuit provides 22 buffered digital I/O lines, consisting of one 8-bit port and 14 1-bit ports. Each port is individually programmable for input or output. The 1-bit direction controllable ports provide better matching of input and output quantities to each application. Jumper configuration enables selection of 5V/3.3V logic levels and pull-up or pull-down resistors on the digital I/O lines.

    The 8 32-bit programmable counter/timers feature both up and down counting with clocking selectable from an external digital signal or the on-board 50MHz clock. Counters can be used for generating programmable output frequencies with programmable output pulse widths, counting external events, generating interrupts to the host processor at a programmable rate, and driving A/D sampling at precise frequencies with perfect timing between samples.

    The circuit further includes 4 24-bit programmable pulse width modulators also driven by the on-board 50MHz clock. These feature programmable rate, duty cycle, and polarity, with real-time rate and duty cycle update capability.

    Software Support

    Aries Graphical Control Panel

    Diamond System' Universal Driver software provides unmatched power and flexibility for embedded data acquisition programming with PC/104 and small form factor I/O boards. It provides flexible C-language programming support for Windows and Linux to control all data acquisition features on Aries, as well as Diamond's PC/104 and PCIe MiniCard data acquisition modules that can be used with Aries.

    A powerful and convenient graphical control panel provides instant, easy access to all data acquisition features on the board. It can be used for proof of concept, testing, and even system debugging.

    Click on the following link to download Diamond System' Universal Driver software for the Aries SBC.

    Core System Functions
    Processor 1.91GHz Intel quad core E3845 CPU or
    1.46GHz Intel dual core E3826 CPU
    Memory 2GB or 4GB on-board DDR3 SDRAM
    BIOS AMI PnP Flash BIOS
    I/O Interfaces
    Mass Storage 1 SATA port, supports 1 external device or SATA-DOM
    mSATA flashdisk socket supports up to 64GB
    Serial 4 RS-232/422/485 ports
    USB 3 USB 2.0 ports & 1 USB 3.0 port
    Networking 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
    Keyboard/Mouse USB keyboard/mouse
    Display Dual independent displays for any two of the following:
    24-bit LVDS LCD flat panel interface
    VGA CRT interface
    DisplayPort or HDMI (cannot be used simultaneously)
    Display Resolution VGA, LVDS & DisplayPort: 2560 x 1600 maximum resolution
    HDMI: 1920 x 1080 maximum resolution
    Audio ALC892 Codec HD audio with stereo line-out, line-in & microphone
    Watchdog timer Programmable timeout from 0 to 255 seconds
    Data Acquisition Features
    Analog Inputs 16 single-ended or 8 differential, user selectable
    A/D Resolution 16 bits
    Input ranges 10V, 5V, 2.5V, 1.25V, 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-2.5V programmable
    Max Sample Rate 250KHz
    Protection 35V on any analog input without damage
    Nonlinearity 3LSB, no missing codes
    On-board FIFO 2048 samples, programmable threshold
    A/D and D/A Calibration Autocalibration with software support
    Analog Outputs 4, 16-bit resolution
    Output ranges 5V, 10V, 0-5V, 0-10V programmable
    Input impedance 10^13 ohms
    Output current 5mA max per channel
    Settling time 10S max to 0.012%
    Relative accuracy 2 LSB
    Nonlinearity 2 LSB, monotonic
    Reset Reset to zero-scale or mid-scale (jumper selectable)
    Digital I/O lines 22 programmable direction consisting of 1 8-bit port and 14 1-bit ports
    Input voltage Logic 0: 0V min, 0.8V max
    Logic 1: 2.0V min, 5.5V max
    Input current 1A at 3.3V, -5A at 0V
    Output voltage Logic 0: 0.0V min, 0.55V max
    Logic 1: 2.0V min, 3.3V max
    Output current Logic 0: 64mA max at 0.55V
    Logic 1: 32mA max at 2V
    Waveform generator 4 channel, 2048 x 18-bit buffer
    Pulse width modulators 4 24-bit programmable
    Counter/timers 8 32-bit
    Expansion Buses
    PC/104-Plus (ISA + PCI) stackable I/O
    PCIe MiniCard 1 socket
    Physical and Mechanical
    Power Input +5VDC +-5%
    Power Consumption E3845 CPU: 8.5W
    E3826 CPU: 8.0W
    Operating Temperature -40ºC to +85ºC (-40ºF to +185ºF)
    Operating Humidity 0-90% non-condensing
    Shock MIL-STD-202G compatible
    Vibration MIL-STD-202G compatible
    Form Factor PC/104-Plus
    Dimensions 4.5 x 4.0 in. (114 x 102 mm)
    Weight 8.6 oz (243.8g) with heat spreader
    MTBF 150,240 hours at 20ºC
    RoHS Compliant

    FEATURES
    1.91GHz Intel quad core E3845 or
    1.46GHz Intel dual core E3826 CPU
    2GB or 4GB on-board 64-bit DDR3 SDRAM
    I/O connectors for a wide range of interfaces:
     - 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
     - 1 SATA port
     - 3 USB 2.0 & 1 USB 3.0 ports
     - 4 RS-232/422/485 serial ports
     - VGA, LVDS, DisplayPort or HDMI video output
     - HD Audio
    On-board data acquisition circuit:
     - 16 16-bit analog inputs
     - 4 16-bit analog outputs
     - 22 digital I/O lines
     - PWMs
     - Counter/timers
    Waveform generator
    On-board mSATA flashdisk socket supports up to 64GB
    Watchdog timer
    +5VDC input power
    System expansion:
     - PC/104-Plus stackable I/O
     - PCIe MiniCard socket
    PC/104-Plus form factor
    Operating temperature range of -40C to +85C
    ACCESSORIES
    Customers who use this product also use:
    DS-MPE-DAQ0804 Analog I/O Module
    DS-MPE-CAN2L CANbus Module
    DS-MPE-GE210 Gigabit Ethernet Module
    DS-MPE-SER4M Serial Module
    DS-MPE-SER4OPT Opto Serial Module
    DS-MPE-GPIO Digital I/O Module

    This product can be customized and ruggedized. Click here for more information.
    ONLINE SUPPORT
    See Aries PC/104-Plus SBC Technical Resources
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    DOWNLOADS
    Aries Linux BSP User Manual
    (.pdf, 3.3 MB)
    Aries User Manual
    (.pdf, 1.8 MB)
    Aries WE7 BSP User Manual
    (.pdf, 1.7 MB)
    Aries Universal Driver User Manual
    (.pdf, 1.4 MB)
    Aries 3D STP file
    (.stp, 44.7 MB)
    Aries Audio Driver for Windows
    (.zip, 192.2 MB)
    Aries 32-bit Ethernet Driver for Windows 7
    (.zip, 21.1 MB)
    Aries 32-bit Ethernet Driver for Windows 8
    (0.0 kb)
    Aries 64-bit Ethernet Driver for Windows 8
    (.rar, 28.6 MB)
    Aries 32-bit Graphics Driver for Windows 7
    (.zip, 36.7 MB)
    Aries Ethernet Driver for Linux
    (.zip, 296.6 kb)
    Aries 64-bit Ethernet Driver for Windows 7
    (.zip, 31.6 MB)
    Aries Drivers for Windows 8.1
    (.zip, 145.5 MB)
    Aries Chipset Drivers for Windows
    (.zip, 2.3 MB)
    Aries 64-bit Graphics Driver for Windows 7
    (.zip, 110.3 MB)
    Aries 64-bit IO Driver for Windows 7
    (.zip, 9.1 MB)
    Aries USB3.0 Driver for Windows 7
    (.zip, 8.8 MB)
    Aries 32-bit IO Driver for Windows 7
    (.zip, 8.2 MB)
    Aries LVDS Configuration Utility
    (.zip, 1.1 MB)

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    Aries PC/104-Plus SBC
    available models:
    ARS3845-4GA
    Aries SBC, 1.91GHz E3845 CPU, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, analog I/O & digital I/O
    ARS3845-4GN
    Aries SBC, 1.91GHz E3845 CPU, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, digital I/O
    ARS3826-2GA
    Aries SBC, 1.46GHz E3826 CPU, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, analog I/O & digital I/O
    ARS3826-2GN
    Aries SBC, 1.46GHz E3826 CPU, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, digital I/O
    DK-ARS-WE7
    Aries Development Kit with ARS3845-4GA SBC, cables and Windows Embedded 7 OS
    DK-ARS-LNX
    Aries Development Kit with ARS3845-4GA SBC, cables and Linux OS
    SDK-ARS-WE7
    Aries Windows Embedded 7 Software Development Kit
    SDK-ARS-LNX
    Aries Linux Software Development Kit
    CK-ARS-01
    Aries Cable Kit
    ACC-HS104-12.7
    Heat Sink Accessory
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    mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 32GB, extended temperature
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    mSATA SLC Flashdisk, 16GB, extended temperature
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