Model 8860 single-board computer (SBC) is for medium- to high-volume OEM applications that require the performance of a full-featured 386- class CPU. The 8860 has the capability to be a full stand-alone SBC with on-board floppy and hard-disk interfaces, four communication ports, printer port, and 48 digital I/O. The SBC features 12-bit analog I/O, optional video via a local bus adapter, and memory up to 4 Mbytes each of flash EPROM and DRAM. Technical bulletin highlights specifications and includes information on each of the components or features.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.