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Nexcom – Fanless DIN-Rail computer targets industrial automation market (Nexcom NISE 90)Nov 14 2011 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
Nexcom’s NISE 90 is a new fanless DIN-rail computer, which is based on the cutting edge technology of an 0.6GHz Intel Atom E620 processor. Housed in a highly-compact, yet feature-rich enclosure, it is able to perform a multitude of operations within even space-critical environments. It is equipped with a multitude of I/O ports such as Intel GbE LAN, USB and COM/CAN bus, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications within industrial automation.
Lowest power Consumption over x86 Architecture – The NISE 90 is aimed at low-power, high-performance applications where space is at a premium. Powered by Intel Atom processor E620 with clock speeds up to 0.6GHz and Intel GMA 600 graphics engine, the NISE 90 delivers impressive computing performance with the capability to render graphics including 2D/3D image enhancement and encode/decode. With a processor that consumes just 2~3W of power, only 17W is required when the NISE90 is at full loading. This low power consumption generates less heat and thus enhances reliability of NISE 90.
Less Cost and More Software Options – The fanless NISE 90 is a Windows-Intel (Wintel) solution beating ARM-based solution both in price and software capability due to Atom process E620 as a System-on-Chip (SoC). NISE 90 enables smooth software porting and maintenance and can also run on Linux and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 (WES2009) on request. NISE 90, as a ready-to-run system, accelerates time to market and cuts development costs compared with ARM based solution.
System Reliability Enhancement – In addition to low power consumption, system reliability is further enhanced by the ‘all-on-board’ motherboard. All major parts on NISE90, for example, Intel E620 processor, EG20T chipset and DDR2 512MB memory chip are all mounted on-board, so that compatibility is assured; this feature reduces the possibility of computer glitches which are often caused by hardware incompatibility; and lose connections caused by shock and vibration. As a result, system downtime is reduced.
I/O connection is another virtue of NISE 90. Though compact in size, the fanless computer has a number of I/O options: two Intel GbE LANs; three USB ports; one VGA port; three Serial ports; one CAN bus; 8-channel GPI and 8-channel GPO; and one 2.5-inch HDD drive bay. All are housed in the 59mm wide, 140mm deep and 167mm high chassis. The NISE 90 supports LAN teaming function and CAN 2.0b connection. The signal can be processed at the speed of up to 1Mbp with clock frequency of 40MHz. Furthermore, 12V and 24V DC input are also available. Along with mounting kit, NISE 90 can be mounted to a DIN rail or wall with wall-mount kit.
The reliable NISE 90 with a wide range of I/O options is an industrial-grade computer which integrates all of the above features, it ensures smooth working flow, minimizes waste such as time, labour and space, and thus improves efficiency in various applications, says the company.More news from Nexcom