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Publication Date: 12/1/2009
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Saelig Intros Compact Embedded Controller
Compact embedded controller computer.
Pittsford, NY — Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced its CANatomBOX, a versatile, compact embedded controller targeted for Windows-based embedded CANbus control applications. Based on Intel's 945GME 1.6GHz Atom processor, this controller box is constructed using high-reliability components, and is application-customizable even in small quantities, with a wide variety of hardware and software options.

With 512MB SD-RAM and 2GB in CompactFlash, this system boots quickly, has passive cooling, with no moving parts. DIN-rail mounted units can be placed almost anywhere, due to the very small dimensions: 3.7 x 6.3 x 9.0-in. for standard version; 5.7 x 6.3 x 9.0-in. for 2-PCI-slot version.

Intel's Atom processor's new micro architecture was developed specifically for enhanced performance and low power. Atom processors feature multiple threads for better performance and increased system responsiveness. They offer increased energy efficiency in more compact designs, extending battery life with low idle and average power.

Standard interface connections for CANatomBOX are provided on the front panel, and Windows Vista/XP/CE, Linux (or other choices such as QNX or VxWorks) can be preinstalled together with application software to exactly fit the user's needs.

CoDeSys SoftPLC runtime environment is also supported on this platform. Every CANatomBOX system is 100 percent tested and customizable with additional I/O or CANbus ports, even in low volumes, with design-team hardware and software support provided at no extra cost. The product's guaranteed lifetime of a minimum of five years is essential when designing-in controllers for medical or military and aerospace equipment.

CANatomBOX has front-panel availability for two independent 10/100MBit/s Ethernet ports, status LEDs, an RS-232 serial port, two opto-isolated CAN ports, two USB 2.0 ports, I/O lines, etc. Units are 10-28VDC powered, making them suitable for battery-powered operation. CANatomBOX is designed to operate within an ambient temperature range of 0 to +50°C (32 to +120°F). All inputs have ESD protection of 2kV. Fanless operation provides fit-and-forget, maintenance-free operation, making CANatomBOX the appropriate solution for a wide variety of embedded automation needs where reliability is imperative.

Contact: Saelig Company, Inc., 1160-D2 Pittsford-Victor Road, Pittsford, NY 14534 888-772-3544 or 585-385-1750 fax: 585-385-1768 E-mail: Web:

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