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      PLUTO  With Swappable ETX COM   pc104plus
Pluto: Processor Modules, SBCs based on COM Express and ETX COMs for high feature density, scalable performance, and longest lifetime., ETX
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Description

Pluto uses an ETX Computer-on-Module to enable product life extension for PC/104-Plus applications. ETX is the only COM form factor that provides both ISA and PCI buses, which can directly drive the PC/104-Plus ISA and PCI connectors to enable the installation of both PC/104 and PC/104-Plus add-on modules. The two-board construction (COM + carrier board) allows for high density of I/O and connectors in a small size, only slightly larger than a typical PC/104 SBC with right angle pin headers.

The standard product configuration uses an E3845 (Bay Trail) CPU with 15-year lifecycle. A legacy configuration with N270 CPU is also available. An SODIMM socket accepts up to 8GB RAM. Legacy I/O connectors support IDE, parallel port, floppy drive, PS/2, and CompactFlash devices to extend the lifetime of existing embedded PC designs with minimal redesign effort or impact on other parts of the system.

The bottom side heat spreader / mounting plate provides convenient mounting plus effective heat dissipation directly to the system enclosure while also supporting the full industrial operating temperature range of -40 to +85C.

Pluto is an ideal solution for the following scenarios:

  • Extending the lifecycle of an existing older embedded system with legacy I/O where an extensive redesign effort is undesirable
  • Developing a compact x86-based system where long life, small size, and PC/104-Plus I/O expansion are needed

Cable kit for Pluto ETX SBC

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


Pluto Cable Kit

C-PLT-KIT includes the following cables:

No. Qty Cable Description Drawing
1 2 6989007 Dual USB cable -
2 1 6989004 Audio in/out cable -
3 2 6989012 SATA data cable -
4 1 6989011 PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse cable -
5 2 6989015 Ethernet RJ-45 cable Show
6 2 6989008 Dual Serial Port cable -
7 1 6989006 Parallel cable -
8 1 6989010 VGA cable -
9 1 6989001 Parallel to floppy cable -
10 1 6989005 IDE data cable -
11 1 6989002 DC Power cable, +5V & +12V, 4-wire -
12 1 6989003 DC Power cable, +5V, 2-wire -

System Block Diagram

Pluto is a 2-board assembly. The bottom board is the COM containing the CPU and core I/O circuitry. The upper board contains the peripheral I/O circuitry, power supply, and I/O connectors. Combine the two block diagrams together at the X1-X4 connectors to produce the complete system block diagram.

Most I/O is provided by the connectors on the carrier board. The high speed SATA ports are accessed using standard right-angle SATA connectors mounted on the edge of the COM.

CPU and System
Processor Intel Bay Trail E3845
CPU Speed E3845: 1.91GHz
Memory Up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM
Chipset FCH A55E
BIOS UEFI BIOS
Mass Storage 2 SATA ports support one device each
1 IDE port supports 2 IDE devices including:
1 x CompactFlash IDE Type II Socket
Audio AC'97 audio CODEC, mic in, line in/out
Watchdog Timer Non-maskable interrupt or reset modes
I/O
Serial Port 3 x RS-232 ports (COM1, 3 & 4)
1 x RS-232/422/485 port (COM2)
USB Port 4 x USB 2.0 port
Keyboard/Mouse 1 x PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse
Digital I/O 8 lines, 5V logic
Expansion Bus PC/104-Plus (ISA & PCI) sockets
Ethernet
ETX CPU 1 10/100Base-T port provided by ETX CPU
Pluto baseboard 1 Gigabit port from AX88179 chip
Display
Graphics Interface LCD flat panel interface (LVDS)
VGA CRT
TV output
SDVO interface
General
Power Input 5VDC +/-5%
Power Consumption 10W typical (without add-on boards and devices)
Operating Temperature -40ºC to +85ºC
Operating Humidity 0 ~ 90% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (L x W X H) 4.5 x 3.7 x 1.1 in. (114 x 95 x 28 mm)
Weight (with SO-DIMM) 11.5oz (328g)
RoHS Compliant

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Pluto
available models:
PLT-E3845B-XT-8G
Pluto SBC, 1.91GHz Intel E3845 quad core CPU, 8GB RAM, heat spreader, -40 to +85C
Long Leadtime / MOQ
PLT-E3845B-XT-4G
Pluto SBC, 1.91GHz Intel E3845 quad core CPU, 4GB RAM, heat spreader, -40 to +85C
Long Leadtime / MOQ
PLT-E3845B-XT-2G
Pluto SBC, 1.91GHz Intel E3845 quad core CPU, 2GB RAM, heat spreader, -40 to +85C
Long Leadtime / MOQ
PLT-N270RKB-2G
Pluto PC/104-Plus SBC, N270 ETX COM, 2GB RAM, -20/+71C
Limited quantities
PLT-N270XTB-2G
Pluto PC/104-Plus SBC, N270 ETX COM, 2GB RAM, -40/+85C
Limited quantities
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Cables and accessories
available models:
ACC-HS104-12.7
Heat Sink Accessory
C-PLT-KIT
Pluto Cable Kit
6989007
Dual USB cable
6989004
Audio in/out cable
6989012
SATA data cable
6989011
PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse cable
6989015
Ethernet RJ-45 cable
6989008
Dual Serial Port cable
6989006
Parallel cable
6989010
VGA cable
6989001
Parallel to floppy cable
6989005
IDE data cable
6989002
DC Power cable, +5V & +12V, 4-wire
6989003
DC Power cable, +5V, 2-wire
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Product Support for Pluto

User Manual

Pluto User Manual (all models except E3845B COM)(.pdf, 1.1 MB)
Pluto User Manual (E3845B COM models only)(.pdf, 1.1 MB)
Drivers

AX88179 Ethernet Drivers (Windows/Linux)(.zip, 3.2 MB)
E3845 Chipset Drivers(.zip, 2.3 MB)
E3845 Ethernet Drivers(.zip, 63.7 MB)
E3845 GPIO Drivers(.zip, 18.2 MB)
E3845 Graphics Driver(.zip, 444.6 MB)
E3845 Serial I/O Drivers(.zip, 19.5 MB)
E3845 TXE Drivers(.zip, 45.1 MB)
FT2232 USB to Serial Driver (Linux)(.zip, 759.1 KB)
FT2232 USB to Serial Driver (Windows)(.zip, 5.4 MB)
Datasheet

Pluto Datasheet(.pdf, 282.7 KB)
Technical Documents

Embedded Ready Subsystems whitepaper(.pdf, 386.4 KB)
Standards-Based COM Carriers(.pdf, 222.9 KB)
Mechanical Drawing

Pluto Dimensions Drawing(.pdf, 248.0 KB)
Support

Pluto Product Change Notice April 2022(.pdf, 148.8 KB)
Pluto SBC Revision B Notice(.pdf, 34.3 KB)
FEATURES
ETX CPU core provides legacy I/O and long lifetime
Intel Atom Bay Trail E3845 1.91GHz quad core CPU or N270 1.6GHz single core CPU
Up to 8GB DDR3 SO-DIMM RAM
4 USB 2.0 ports
4 RS-232 ports
1 10/100 + 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
8 digital I/O, 5V
Dual SATA, Dual IDE, and floppy ports
CompactFlash socket
CRT, 18/24-bit LVDS LCD and TV out
PC/104-Plus (ISA & PCI) expansion bus, supports up to 4 PCI and 4 ISA boards
-40ºC to +85ºC operating temperature
4.5 x 3.7 in. (114 x 95 mm)
ONLINE SUPPORT
See Pluto Technical Resources
Request Product information
Request Technical Support
DOWNLOADS
Pluto User Manual (E3845B COM models only)
(.pdf, 1.1 MB)
Pluto User Manual (all models except E3845B COM)
(.pdf, 1.1 MB)
Pluto Datasheet
(.pdf, 282.7 kb)
ACCESSORIES
These I/O boards and cables are commonly used with Pluto.
Emerald-MM-4M 4 RS-232/422/485 ports, extensive address/interrupt configurations, extended temperature
DIAMOND-MM-16R-AT PC/104 16-Bit Analog I/O Module with Autocalibration
Pluto Cable Kit Pluto Cable Kit