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Products   >   End-of-Life Products   >   Discontinued Products   >   Athena I PC/104 SBC
FEATURES
CPU Features
VIA Eden 400-660MHz Processor
Low-power fanless operation: 10 Watts @ 400MHz
128MB memory soldered on board
10/100Mbps Ethernet
S3 Savage 4 Chipset with advanced 3D/2D video
Flat panel, CRT, and LCD display support
IDE port with UDMA-33 capability
4 RS-232 serial ports
4 USB 1.1 ports
PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports
Real-time clock
Watchdog timer
PC/104 ISA expansion bus
-40 to +85ºC operation
Data Acquisition Features
16 analog inputs, 16-bit A/D
100KHz max sampling rate
Interrupt-based A/D sampling with FIFO support
Programmable input ranges
4 analog outputs, 12-bit D/A
24 programmable digital I/O
2 programmable counter/timers
Supported by Universal Driver software
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DOWNLOADS
Athena datasheet
(.pdf, 120.9 kb)
Athena Manual v1.40
(.pdf, 894.9 kb)
Athena Mechanical Drawing
(.pdf, 85.4 kb)
Athena Example Programs for UD 5.91
(.zip, 1.7 MB)
Universal Driver Software
Universal Driver 5.92 for WinCE
(.zip, 97.4 kb)

Athena I PC/104 SBC

High-Performance Rugged Embedded CPU with Data Acquisition

Athena I PC/104 SBC
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Description
System Block Diagram
Integrated Data Acquisition
Development Kit
Cable Kit
CPU Enclosure
Solid State Storage
Operating System Compatibility
Specifications
AC Adapter
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Features Benefits
Low-power VIA Eden processor High computing power with reduced power consumption
Reduced heat dissipation / no fan required (400MHz)
Integrated LCD, CRT, Ethernet, and system I/O Small size
Light weight
Integrated data acquisition Single-board solution for increased reliability
Guaranteed compatibility
Ruggedization capability Customizable for demanding applications
Increased reliability

Description

The Athena SBC from Diamond Systems combines the low-power Pentium-III class VIA Eden processor with on-board memory and data acquisition into a new compact form factor measuring only 4.2" x 4.5". The result is a small, low-heat-dissipation, and extremely rugged embedded CPU that fits in tight spaces and survives harsh environments. On-board 128MB RAM, LCD+CRT video, AC97 audio, 4 USB ports, 4 serial ports, a 16-bit low-noise data acquisition circuit, and extended temperature operation make Athena an all-in-one, complete embedded solution for demanding applications.

Athena can be customized for increased ruggedness. Options include latching connectors, hardwired configuration settings, rugged heat sink mounting, conformal coating, and BIOS modifications.

An enhanced set of I/O ports is provided to support any application's requirements, including 10/100Mbps Ethernet, UDMA-33 IDE, parallel port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports, and 4 USB 1.1 ports. The board also has 4 16450-compatible RS-232 serial ports. The watchdog timer provides protection from software crashes and is programmable for delays up to 2 seconds.

The built-in PC/104 expansion bus enables Athena to work with almost all the data acquisition and communications modules in this catalog, as well as hundreds of I/O boards from other vendors. The board can be provided with either stackthrough PC/104 connectors (standard) or non-stackthrough connectors for a slim baseboard application. The new compact 4.2" x 4.5" form factor, slightly larger than PC/104, enables Athena to include more features on a single board and still fit inside our Pandora enclosure system.

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System Block Diagram


Athena Block Diagram

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Integrated Data Acquisition

The optional data acquisition circuit provides high-accuracy, stable 16-bit A/D performance with 100KHz sample rate, wide input voltage capability up to +/-10V, and programmable input ranges. It includes 4 12-bit D/A channels, 24 programmable digital I/O lines, and two programmable counter/timers. A/D operation is enhanced by on-board FIFO with interrupt-based transfers, internal/external A/D triggering, and on-board A/D sample rate clock. Placement of the analog circuitry away from the high-speed digital logic ensures low-noise performance for critical applications. All data acquisition features are fully supported by our Universal Driver software for DOS, Linux, RTLinux, QNX, Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/CE, and VxWorks to simplify application development.


Athena Data Acquisition Block Diagram

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Athena Development Kit

A development kit is available with all the hardware you need to get started on your Athena embedded design project. The kit contains a flashdisk module, cable kit, AC power adapter, and USB floppy drive.



Item Part No. Description
1 891001 USB Floppy Drive, External
2 PS-5V-03 AC Power Adapter, 5VDC/6A
3 C-ATH-KIT Athena cable kit (see below)
4 FD-128-XT Flashdisk Module, 128MB, XT
5 ACC-IDEEXT FlashDisk / IDE extender board
6 MTG104 PC/104 Mounting Kit,
including 4 ea. spacers, screws, nuts

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Athena Cable Kit

The Athena cable kit includes cables for Athena input and output. All cables are also available individually.



Key Part No. Description
1 698032 USB cable, ports 2 & 3
2 698012 USB cable, ports 0 & 1
3 698009 Power input cable
4 698006 Power output cable
5 698011 External battery cable
6 C-PRZ-02 Ethernet cable
7 C-PRZ-01 Breakout cable: serial, parallel, PS/2, utility
8 698030 VGA cable
9 698031 Audio cable
10 C-50-18 Data acquisition, 50 conductor .1" ribbon cable
11 698004 IDE, 44 conductor 2mm ribbon cable

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CPU Enclosure

The 400MHz Athena can be mounted inside our Pandora enclosure with cable-free panel I/O board to form a rugged, compact, completely self-contained industrial computer system. Click here for more information on Pandora.

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Solid State Storage

Athena is compatible with our solid state IDE flashdisk modules. These modules provide mass storage that is fully IDE compatible and requires no drivers to work with your operating system. They mount directly onto the board's IDE connector and are held in place with a mounting screw for extra ruggedness. Click here for more information on flashdisk modules.

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Operation System Compatibility

Athena supports DOS, Linux, RTLinuxPro, QNX, Window 98/NT/XP/2000, Windows CE.Net, and VxWorks.

Operating System Athena Hercules Prometheus
Dos
Linux
RTLinuxPro
QNX
Windows XP/ XPe/ 2000
Windows CE  
VxWorks

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Specifications

CPU and System
Processor VIA Eden, low-power Pentium-3 equivalent
Speed 400MHz 660MHz
Power consumption 10 watts 12.5 watts
Cooling Heat sink, no fan Heat sink + fan
Display:
Chipset
Type
Resolution
Memory
LCD interface

VT8606 Savage4 3D and 2D acceleration, 4x AGP, and 128-bit engine
CRT and LCD
Up to 1280x1024x32 or 1920x1440x16
8/16/32MB shared with system memory
18-bit dual-channel LVDS, 1400x1050
Memory 128MB soldered on board
Mass storage:
IDE
Flashdisk
Real-time clock

44-pin connector, UDMA33 (33MB/sec), up to 2 drives
Solid state module, up to 512MB, mounts on board
On-board RTC with lithium backup battery
Watchdog timer 0.15 - 2 sec user programmable
Ethernet National Semi DP83815, 10/100Mbps
Serial ports:
Ports 1/2
Ports 3/4
4x RS-232
Up to 115.2kbps, 16-byte FIFO, 16C450 compatible
Up to 460.8kbps, 128-byte FIFO, 16C2850 UART
Parallel port SPP, EPP, and ECP compatible; BIOS enable/disable
USB ports 4, version 1.1
PS/2 2 ports for keyboard & mouse
PC/104 Bus Capacity 3 modules
Data Acquisition
Analog inputs 16 single-ended / 8 differential
A/D resolution/speed 16 bits, 100KHz maximum
Input ranges +/-10V, +/-5V, +/-2.5V, +/-1.25V, 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-2.5V, 0-1.25V
Analog outputs 4, 12-bit resolution
Output ranges +/-10V, +/-5V, 0-10V, 0-5V
Digital I/O
Counter/timers 1 24-bit and 1 16-bit
A/D sample rate control, counting/timing,
programmable interrupts
General
Operating temp. -40 to +85ºC
Power supply +5VDC +/-5% @ 2.0A (400MHz), 2.5A (660MHz)
Dimensions 4.175"W x 4.475"H
Weight 5.3oz / 150g


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AC Adapter

The AC adapter provides a convenient way to power your embedded CPU during development or demos. it contains the proper connector for direct connection to the CPU board. Each order ships with the correct power cord for the country for the country of destination.



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Athena I PC/104 SBC
available models:
ATH400-128
Athena 400MHz 128MB DAQ
ATH400-128N
Athena 400MHz 128MB no DAQ
ATH660-128
Athena 660MHz 128MB DAQ
ATH660-128AH
Athena 660MHz 128MB DAQ (fanless)
ATH660-128N
Athena 660MHz 128MB no DAQ
ATH660-128NH
Athena 660MHz 128MB no DAQ (fanless)
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