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Pluto: ETX Embedded SBC Subsystem

ETX Form-Factor PC/104-Plus Expansion Configurable CPU

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Description

Overview

Diamond Systems Corporation

ETX Form-Factor Embedded-Ready SBC Subsystem with PC/104-Plus Expansion and Configurable CPU

Pluto is a high performance embedded single board computer, with highly integrated board-level embedded-ready subsystem that matches the footprint of the popular ETX computer-on-module (COM) standard.

Pluto's CPU core consists of an ETX CPU module mounted on its bottom side, and is available with your choice of different power/performance CPUs. Pluto utilizes conduction cooling for improved ruggedness and reliability through the use of a heatspreader, improving thermal management and increasing the space for I/O functions and connectors. This innovative design has enabled Pluto to integrate additional serial and Ethernet controllers, a complete set of peripheral interface header connectors, and a PC/104-Plus expansion stack location - all within the compact ETX footprint. Four mounting holes on the bottom of the conduction cooled heatspreader are provided to mount Pluto in an enclosure or to a bulkhead. These mounting holes are #6-32 threaded holes on 2.8" centers.

Choice of CPUs

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
  • 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo LV

Pluto is offered in a range of models that vary according to the choice of ETX CPU module and on-board SO-DIMM SDRAM capacity. A choice of ETX COMs offers scalable performance for your application as well as protection from obsolescence through plug compatible CPU modules. It can be used either as a highly integrated embedded component, or as a platform for application development and reference designs.

Pluto's baseboard includes connectors and interfaces for keyboard, mouse, USB, serial, parallel, Ethernet, sound, various mass storage devices. It supports the connection of a wide variety of displays, including CRTs, 18-bit or 24-bit LVDS-interfaced flat panels, and televisions. Power is supplied by means of a robust six-pin terminal block.

Specifications

CPU and System
Processor Choice of Intel Atom N270 or Core Duo LV
CPU Speed Atom N270: 1.6GHz
Core Duo LV: 1.66GHz
Front Side Bus Atom N270: 533MHz
Core Duo LV: 667MHz
Memory Up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM SO-DIMM
Chipset Atom N270: 945GSE with ICH7M
Core Duo LV: 945GME with ICH7M
BIOS Phoenix-Award 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
Expansion Bus 1 x PC/104-Plus (ISA & PCI) interface
Ethernet
ETX CPU 1 10/100Base-T port provided by ETX CPU
Pluto baseboard 1 10/100Base-T port from Realtek 8103EL chip
Display
Graphics Interface LCD flat panel interface (LVDS)
     PLT-N270RK-xG: 18-bit; PLT-945N-xG: 24-bit
VGA CRT
TV output
SDVO interface
General
Power Input 5V +/-5%
Power Consumption PLT-N450RK-1G: 10.3W idle, 14.2W heavily loaded
PLT-N270RK-1G: 10.3W idle, 14.2W heavily loaded
PLT-945RK-1G: 14.2W idle, 23.5W heavily loaded
Operating Temperature PLT-N270RK-xG: -20ºC to +71ºC
All other models: -40ºC to +85ºC
Operating Humidity 0 ~ 90% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (L x W X H) PLT-N270RK-xG: 4.5 x 3.7 x 1.18 in. (114 x 95 x 30 mm)
PLT-945RK-xG: 4.5 x 3.7 x 1.578 in. (114 x 95 x 40 mm)
Weight
(with SO-DIMM module)
PLT-N270RK-xG: 11.7oz (332g)
PLT-945RK-xG: 19.2oz (544g)
MTBF PLT-N270RK-xG: ETX-N270-1600 CPU COM 110,164 hours
                         PLT-BASE-RK 233,128 hours
RoHS Compliant

Ordering Info

Part Number Description
PLT-N270XT-2G Pluto SBC, 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, 2GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -40 to +85oC operating temperature
PLT-N270XT-1G Pluto SBC, 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, 1GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -40 to +85oC operating temperature
PLT-N270RK-2G Pluto SBC, 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, 2GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -20 to +71oC operating temperature
PLT-N270RK-1G Pluto SBC, 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, 1GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, digital I/O, VGA/LCD video, heatspreader, -20 to +71oC operating temperature
PLT-945RK-2G Pluto SBC, 1.66GHz Core Duo LV CPU, 2GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, heatspreader
PLT-945RK-1G Pluto SBC, 1.66GHz Core Duo LV CPU, 1GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, heatspreader
Accessories and Options
DK-PN270RK Pluto N270 System Development Kit: PLT-N270RK-1G, cable kit, OS drivers, documentation
DK-P945RK Pluto 945 System Development Kit: PLT-945RK-1G, cable kit, OS drivers, documentation
C-PLT-KIT Pluto Cable Kit
SDK-PLT945-XPE Pluto CoreDuo Windows Embedded Standard Software Development Kit with 2GB CompactFlash disk
SDK-PLTN270-XPE Pluto Atom N270 Windows Embedded Standard Software Development Kit with 2GB CompactFlash disk

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