Athena III combines all of the functionality of a single board computer with a complete analog and digital data acquisition circuit into a single board, offering the most functionality available in a small, compact form factor. Athena III is also an excellent migration path for Athena II customers.
- Four USB 2.0 ports
- Four RS-232/422/485 ports
- One Gigabit Ethernet
- SATA port for hard drive or solid state flashdisk
- VGA CRT or LVDS LCD display
- USB flashdisk mounting location
- 24 digital programmable I/O lines
Optional data acquisition circuitry featuring:
- Multiplexed 16 channel 16-bit A/D with autocalibration
- 150KHz maximum sample rate
- Four 12-bit D/A channels
- Two counter/timers
- Autocalibration with Universal Driver software support
- Extremely rugged with -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F) operating temperature
- Highly resistant to shock and vibration
Ruggedization / customization options available
- Conformal coating
- Shock / vibration testing
- Hardwired configuration
- Burn-in testing
- Custom BIOS settings
Fully backward compatible with Athena II with almost 3 times the CPU performance
|System Block Diagram
|Integrated Data Acquisition
Athena III includes a complete analog and digital data acquisition circuit integrated onto the board. The analog input circuit includes 16 single-ended / 8 differential channels with 16-bit resolution and programmable gain. The extremely high input impedance ensures accurate measurements, while the fault-protected input multiplexors provide protection from overvoltage conditions as well as live inputs during a power-off state. A 2048-sample FIFO with programmable threshold supports smooth interrupt-based sampling at any sample rate up to 200KHz.
The circuit also features 4 12-bit analog voltage outputs with programmable output ranges, 24 digital I/O lines with programmable direction, and 2 counter/timers which can be used for A/D timing, timer-driven interrupts, or general counting functions.
All data acquisition features are supported by our free, best-in-class Universal Driver 7.0 programming software which simplifies application development.
|Athena III Development Kit
Diamond Systems offers the Athena III SBC in a development kit including a full set of accessories plus your choice of Windows 7 or Linux operating system, ready to run on an 8GB solid state flashdisk. Simply plug in the flashdisk, attach the included cables, add your keyboard, mouse, and display, connect the included AC adapter, and you’re ready to boot into a fully functional OS. Configuration files and instructions are provided to rebuild the OS with your application. The Linux kit includes all the tools needed to rebuild the OS. The Windows 7 kit includes a runtime license. Developer tools are required to rebuild the Windows 7 OS.