Custom Products and Solutions
Diamond Systems has an extensive history of providing custom design and manufacturing services for embedded boards and systems. Here is a select set of products demonstrating our capabilities. Contact us to find out how we can help you achieve success on your next embedded computing project.
VME SBC for Product Life Extension
A major US defense contractor needed to extend the lifecycle of an in-vehicle monitoring system when their current SBC became unmanufacturable due to component obsolescence. The new design incorporated the complete circuits of two Diamond standard products (an SBC and an I/O board) as well as a third party MIL-STD-1553 circuit. The use of existing proven designs shortened the development time considerably, and the customer achieved significant performance improvement as well. A novel feature of this board is the ability for the embedded Windows 10 OS to survive instant shutdown from a power switch without corruption.
VME form factor SBC with Bay Trail processor, 8GB RAM soldered down, dual CAN ports, dual channel MIL-STD-1553 network, and direct-soldered 64GB flashdisk
Nvidia Jetson Carrier for Rugged System
A well-known supplier of rugged computer systems was developing a new generation of products based on Nvidia Jetson GPU technology. They chose Diamond Systems to design and manufacture the carrier board with custom I/O that serves as the heart of their system.
Nvidia AGX Xavier carrier board for compact rugged computer system
Custom Ethernet Switch Subsystem for Airborne Application
A customer developing a rugged system needed an Ethernet switch with a combination of 1G copper and 10G fiber ports. Our compact EPSM-10GX switch module formed the basis of the solution. Since the EPSM-10GX already contains most of the switch electronics as well as the embedded firmware, the project complexity was dramatically reduced to designing a carrier board that fit the physical and connector requirements of the system. Diamond designed and manufactured the carrier board and delivered the 2-board subsystem.
Diamond's EPSM series of compact Ethernet switch modules make it easy to develop custom rugged Ethernet switches on your own, or, as this case illustrates, we can design and manufacture the solution for you.
Rugged System for Military Ground Vehicle
A European defense contractor hired Diamond to design and manufacture a custom rugged system based on our SabreCom product. Space constraints called for a vertical orientation, while I/O requirements dictated the use of 4 boards in the enclosure: SBC, 2 I/O cards, and a newly developed rugged military-grade power supply with MIL-STD-461, -704, and -1275 compliance. The system consists of 100% Diamond-designed components.
I/O Board Set for Railway Locomotive
A long running program to upgrade freight locomotive dashboards uses two boards from Diamond Systems. One is a Standard Product Variant, consisting of modifications to a standard PC/104 CAN board, while the other is a full custom PC/104 board providing 8 serial ports in a combination of isolated, non-isolated, and TTL level signaling. During the long product lifetime, as components became obsolete, Diamond redesigned the board with the latest available technology to maintain the exact same form, fit, and function, with no change required to the assembly, cabling, or software of the main system.
Custom CAN and serial port PC/104 modules for a locomotive dashboard
Ruggedized SBC for Weapons Station
Diamond's Athena SBC was chosen as the controller for the CROWS (Common Remote-Operated Weapons Station) that was mounted on thousands of US and allied military ground vehicles. Over 18,000 ruggedized boards were delivered during the life of the program. Customizations included changing connectors, BGA underfill for ruggedization, hardwired configuration, custom BIOS, conformal coating, and full temperature cycling of each unit.
Original Athena SBC
Modified and ruggedized version
Custom I/O-rich Embedded Computers for Traffic Control
These compact systems are used for roadside traffic signage. The one on the left integrates 6 PC/104 boards into a 5" deep case, while the one on the right contains 2 boards in a 1.7" deep case. The systems use our Pandora enclosure system and include custom-designed "panel I/O boards" that eliminate most internal cables, resulting in a compact and reliable design.
Compact, cost-effective embedded systems using PC/104 technology
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Custom Embedded Computing Solutions from Diamond Systems
Custom solution building blocks
Diamond can utilize these proven technologies and capabilities to develop a perfect-fit custom solution with high confidence.
- x86 CPU design
- x86 COM carrier design
- NVIDIA Jetson carrier design
- ARM COM carrier design
- PC/104 SBC and I/O design
- PCIe, PCI, LPC, and ISA buses
- M.2, mSATA, and SATA-DOM flash memory modules
- Minicard design
- Ethernet switches with management software
- FPGA design
- PCIe, PCI, LPC, and ISA FPGA cores
- Power supply design ï¿½ buck/boost, switching/linear
- Power filtering ï¿½ MIL-STD-461/1275/704
- Power over Ethernet ï¿½ PSE, PD, Class A and B
- UPS circuitry
- Battery charging
- Microcontroller firmware development
- Analog input ï¿½ voltage and current
- Analog output ï¿½ voltage and current
- Autocalibration with software/hardware control
- Serial ports ï¿½ RS-232, RS-422, RS-485
- Ethernet ports
- USB 2.0 / 3.0
- Display technologies ï¿½ HDMI, DP, LVDS, VGA
- Digital I/O
- Opto-isolated digital I/O
- Pulse-width modulators
- Electromechanical relays
- Computer audio
- PC/104, PCI-104, PCIe/104 buses
- Minicard sockets
- M.2 sockets
- Rugged design ï¿½ PCB, connectors, and wide temperature
- Design for wide temperature operation
- Rugged SODIMM design
- Soldered memory
- Soldered flash memory
- Burn-in testing
- Temperature testing
- Shock / vibration testing ï¿½ MIL-STD-202/810
- Conformal coating and staking
Systems and Solutions
- Application-specific form factors and expansion buses
- Aluminum enclosures and heat sinks
- Sheet metal enclosures
- IP67 sealing with gaskets
- Cable & harness design
- MIL-DTL-38999 cable assemblies
- OS board support packages
- Configuration control
- Lifecycle management
- Long life programs
- US and international manufacturing sites