Rugged PCI/104-Express SBC with Intel N2800 CPU Offers Exceptional I/O Capabilities; Advanced Processing

Board's dual-core CPU and advanced cooling ideal for harsh environments

Mountain View, Calif. January 2014 - Diamond Systems, a leading global developer of compact, rugged, I/O-rich embedded computing solutions for a broad range of real-world applications, now offers Atlas, a rugged PCI/104-Express single board computer (SBC) based on Intel's dual core Cedar Trail N2800 CPU.

Offering a speed of 1.86 GHz and dual core hyperthreading technology that enables applications to run in parallel, the new SBC provides exceptionally efficient processing. The Atlas SBC combines excellent Intel Atom CPU performance, a wealth of on-board I/O and a conduction cooled thermal solution at a competitive price.

Its rugged design makes it exceptionally reliable in harsh applications including industrial, on-vehicle and military environments.

Available I/O includes USB 2.0, RS-232/422/485, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA and digital I/O. Atlas supports I/O expansion with PCI-104, PCIe/104, PCI/104-Express and PCIe MiniCard I/O modules.

Atlas uses a new miniature, cost-effective, high-speed expansion connector that supports most PCIe/104 I/O modules. This design helps keep the cost of Atlas low, while increasing the PCB area available for other I/O features.

Thanks to a dual-use PCIe MiniCard/mSATA socket, the board can accommodate newer I/O modules in the PCIe MiniCard form factor featuring WiFi, Ethernet, analog I/O, digital I/O and CAN. These modules provide compact expandability without increasing the total height of the system. For rugged applications, mSATA disk modules up to 64 GB are available in SLC and MLC technologies and with wide temperature operation.

Atlas SBCs run Linux, Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Embedded CE operating systems. A Linux software development kit is available with bootable images and drivers enabling engineers to start a design project right out of the box.

The Atlas SBC was specifically designed for rugged applications. From an operating temperature of -40°C to +75°C and on-board DDR3 SDRAM to an integrated conduction cooling heat spreader and a high tolerance for shock and vibration, Atlas thrives in harsh environments. The bottom-mounted heat spreader provides a convenient mounting platform for the board, reduces case interior temperatures for improved system reliability, and simplifies the installation of I/O modules and cables by eliminating interference from heat sinks.

Technical Specifications:

· Intel 1.86GHz Cedar Trail N2800 CPU and NM10 chipset

· 2 GB or 4 GB 64-bit soldered, on-board DDR3 SDRAM

· Gigabit Ethernet and SATA ports

· 4 USB 2.0 ports

· 6 serial ports (4 RS-232/422/485 and 2 RS-232)

· VGA and LVDS LCD display support

· Audio I/O

· PCI-104, PCIe/104,PCI/104-Express, and PCIe MiniCard I/O expansion

· PC/104-Plus form factor with wings (4.550" x 3.775")

Pricing and Availability

Two models of the Atlas PCI/104-Express SBC are available. The ATLN2800-4G offers 4 GB of on-board RAM, and the ATLN2800-2G has 2 GB of on-board RAM. Single unit pricing starts at US $645.

Complete development kits, software development kits and a cable kit are all available to accelerate development efforts. For quantity pricing and special order options, email or call 800-367-2104.

For more product information, visit

For high res download and full text:

Read our news:

Follow us:

Become a fan:

Featured Product

REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution

REIKU's Cable Saver™ - The Most Versatile Modular Robotic Cable Management Solution

REIKU's Cable Saver™ Solution eliminates downtime, loss of revenue, expensive cable and hose replacement costs, maintenance labour costs. It's available in three sizes 36, 52 and 70 mm. All of the robots cables and hoses are protected when routed through the Cable Saver™ corrugated tubing. The Cable Saver™ uses a spring retraction system housed inside the Energy Tube™ to keep this service loop out of harms way in safe location at the rear of the Robot when not required. The Cable Saver™ is a COMPLETE solution for any make or model of robot. It installs quickly-on either side of the robot and has been tested to resist over 15 million repetitive cycles.