Advantech's ARK-5260 is compatible
with raid controllers, motion cards, frame grabbers and isolated series ports
for factory automation, facility automation, AOI (Auto Optical Inspection) and
data acquisition applications. With the addition of a motion card and a video
grabber, the ARK-5260 could form the basis for a visual inspection application,
and with the video capture card.
The comprehensive front-side I/O interface and optional accessories enable the ARK-5260 to accommodate a
variety of scenarios. The ARK-5260 supports two 2.5 inch SATA HDDs and has one 200-pin
SODIMM slot for DDR2 667MHz memory up to
2 Gbyte, five USB 2.0 compliant ports and two GigaLANs.
One VGA output, one 8-bit DIO, plus audio jacks, line-in/line-out and mic in.
Four RS-232/422/485 serial ports satisfy most industrial needs for
signal control. ARK-5260 offers plenty of I/O expansion connectors and slots
for industrial automation applications as well, such as LPT port and PS/2 connector.
Designed for harsh environments, the ruggedized system design withstands 5Grms
vibration (Compact Flash), and passed 50 G shock (Compact Flash). Outfitted
with two 2.5 inch HDDs, the system can withstand 1 Grms vibration, and passed
20 G shock with flying colors. ARK-5260 without add-on
cards can tolerate -20 to 55C (with Compact Flash), and 0 to 45C (with hard
ARK-5260 Low Power Intel Atom D510 Embedded IPC with 2 x PCI/ 1 x
Sealed construction with fanless operation, supports
Intel Atom D510 up to 1.66 GHz
Supports 2 Giga LAN and 5 USB 2.0 ports
Supports 4 RS-232/422/485 with auto-flow control
Built-in 1 x PCIe expansion slot, and 2 x PCI expansion
Rubber anti-vibration card-holder for PC expansion boards
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