Pluto is a high performance, highly integrated board-level embedded-ready subsystem that matches the footprint of the popular ETX computer-on-module (COM) standard. The use of ETX COMs enables customers to easily extend the life of their products by replacing obsolete processors with new ones, while keeping the rest of the embedded system unchanged.

Pluto’s CPU core consists of an ETX CPU module mounted on its bottom side, an approach that improves thermal management and increases 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.

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. 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.

  • ETX CPU core provides price/performance selection
  • Choice of Intel E3845 quad core 1.91GHz, AMD 1.65GHz G-T56N, andAMD 1.0GHz G-T40N CPUs
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4 serial ports
  • Dual 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports
  • SATA, IDE and floppy ports
  • CompactFlash interface
  • CRT, 18-bit or 24-bit LVDS LCD and TV out
  • PC/104-Plus (ISA & PCI) expansion bus
  • -20°C to +71°C and -40 to +85°C operating temperature options
  • ETX form factor: 4.5 x 3.7 in. (114 x 95 mm)

DIAMOND SYSTEMS CORPORATION, founded in 1989, provides compact, rugged embedded computing solutions to customers around the world in a wide range of industries. We deliver both board-level products and system-level solutions incorporating these products. Our expertise is in analog I/O technology, high integration, customization, and rugged design. Our embedded CPU boards provide a unique level of integration by incorporating data acquisition and other features right on the board, reducing size and cost. Our analog I/O capabilities include our patented, best-in-class autocalibration technology that reduces analog measurement errors by a factor of 10 over competitors' solutions.

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