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Helios PC104 SBC

PC/104 SBC Vortex86DX CPU Integrated Autocalibrating Data Acquisition




PC/104 SBC with Vortex86DX CPU and Integrated Autocalibrating Data Acquisition

Helios is a low power, mid-range performance PC/104 form factor single board computer combining a highly integrated CPU with Diamond Systems’ renowned high-accuracy data acquisition circuitry on a single board, reducing size and cost while increasing ruggedness. Helios utilizes a Vortex integrated single chip CPU operating at 800MHz or 1GHz, and 256MB of DRAM soldered on-board.

Helios incorporates advanced features such as four USB 2.0 ports, an IDE hard drive interface, mounting capability for a solid state flashdisk up to 4GB, and CRT/LVDS LCD graphics. Helios also provides a 10/100Base-T Ethernet interface, two RS-232 serial ports, two RS-232/422/485 serial ports and legacy keyboard and mouse interfaces.

Helios includes an on-board 2MB bootable flash drive with FreeDOS installed. This flash drive offers additional cost savings for DOS applications, since no additional storage medium is required. It also enables you to quickly verify Helios's operation. Just connect keyboard, monitor, and power, and Helios boots up to DOS so you can verify proper working condition as well as test the various features on the single board computer.

Helios is extremely rugged, featuring on-board soldered DRAM and -40°C to +85°C fan-less operation. Optional hardwired jumpers and latching connectors are available for increased resistance to shock and vibration. Conformal coating is available as an extra cost option.


Processor Vortex86DX at 1GHz or 800MHz
Memory 256MB of on-board DRAM
Bus Interface PC/104 (ISA)
Display Type CRT and LVDS LCD
Display Resolution 1280 x 1024 maximum
USB Ports (4) USB 2.0
Serial Ports (2) RS-232; (2) RS-232/422/485
Networking 10/100Base-T Ethernet
Mass Storage (1) IDE UDMA-100 port, Flashdisk interface
On-board storage 2MB bootable flash drive with FreeDOS installed
Keyboard / Mouse PS/2
Input power 5V ±5%
Power Consumption HLV800-256AV: 5.4W
HLV800-256DV: 4.3W
Cooling Heat sink, no fan
Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C (800MHz models)
-40°C to +71°C (1GHz models)
Dimensions 3.550” x 3.775” (90mm x 96mm)
Weight 2.5 oz / 70.8g
MTBF HLV800-256AV: 65,535 hours
RoHS Compliant
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, 12-bit resolution
Output ranges ±5V, ±10V, 0-5V, 0-10V
Input impedance 10^13 ohms
Output current ±5mA max per channel
Settling time 10µS 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 Up to 40 programmable direction
Input voltage Logic 0: 0V min, 0.8V max
Logic 1: 2.0V min, 5.5V max
Input current 1µA at 3.3V, -5µA 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
A/D Pacer clock 24-bit down counter
Clock source 10MHz on-board clock or external signal
General purpose 16-bit down counter

Ordering Info

Part Number Description
HLV1000-256AV Helios SBC, 1GHz Vortex86DX, 256MB RAM, full data acquisition, VGA/LCD video
HLV1000-256DV Helios SBC, 1GHz Vortex86DX, 256MB RAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video
HLV800-256AV Helios SBC, 800MHz Vortex86DX, 256MB RAM, full data acquisition, VGA/LCD video
HLV800-256DV Helios SBC, 800MHz Vortex86DX, 256MB RAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video
Accessories and Options
DK-HLV800A-01 Helios Development Kit with HLV800-256AV SBC, cables and software
C-HLV-KIT Helios Cable Kit
SDK-HLV-LNX Helios Linux 2.6.23 Software Development Kit with Linux image on 256MB flashdisk and software tools on CD, and documentation
SDK-HLV-WCE Helios Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Software Development Kit with 128MB flashdisk

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208 – 31510 Gill Avenue
Mission, BC, Canada  V4S 0A1

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