This 6.4-inch panel-mount LCD computer is made for factory automation, facility monitoring, machine automation and environmental monitoring. It has a 3.5-inch embedded board that uses a VIA Eden 667-MHz processor. It has up to 512 Mbytes of memory capacity in its 144-pin SO-DIMM socket. It has video support with a built-in VGA controller and 32 Mbytes of shared display memory. A Realtek 8139 C PCI PnP Base-T Ethernet controller handles local area networking, and there is an optional PCMCIA for wireless applications. It has a 4-wire resistive touch screen, three RS-232 ports, an onboard CompactFlash Type-1 socket, an optional 2.5-inch hard disk drive and a 16-bit PC/104 extension connector. They start at $1,000 for North American sales, and are available for immediate delivery.
One of the biggest walls in embedded software development is the integration of low-level drivers with higher-level middleware and application code, but silicon vendors are stepping up to bring it down.
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