As well as impeccable space-saving and green credentials - the smallest units measure 160mm x 160mm x 25mm and use just 7W and 15W at idle and full load respectively - fit-PC3 offers unrivalled options for functionality and I/O through a unique modular approach to custom configuration.
The fit-PC3 family is built around AMD’s Embedded G-Series Fusion 64-bit single- and dual-core APUs with up to 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory. Radeon HD processors provide outstanding graphics capabilities and a bay for a 2.5” SATA hard disk satisfies internal storage requirements. Units can be supplied pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 7 or Linux or as diskless options without an operating system.
Graphic needs are covered with dual-head display HDMI and DisplayPort, digital 7.1 S/PDIF and input and output analogue 2.0 audio, with the top-of-the range fit-PC3 Pro also supporting HDMI 1.4 and stereo 3D. Comprehensive ‘out of the box’ I/O on all models includes: Gigabit Ethernet; 802.11b/g/n WiFi; Bluetooth; two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports; two eSATA ports; two mini PCIe sockets; a serial RS232 port; and an IR receiver.
Unique to the fit-PC3 family is the front-facing Function and Connectivity Extension (FACE) module that supports extensive custom functionality and I/O. FACE modules can mix-and-match up to four PCIe lanes, six USB 2.0 and two USB 1.1 ports, SATA, SMbus and LPC interfaces and up to 25 GPIOs to support optimised design for everything from networking and instrumentation to surveillance and industrial control. andersDX is offering a variety of ‘off-the-shelf’ FACE module configurations, as well as reference designs that will allow customers to create their own FACE modules.
The new fit-PC3s feature a tough, fanless, industrial grade die-cast aluminium shell that combines streamlined design with protection for reliable operation in environments ranging from the factory floor to the classroom. High-end versions feature a special ribbed case design. All models have a single-screw service door that means installing hard disks, memory and mini-PCIe modules has never been easier.
“The fit-PC3 range of tough, green, ultra-miniature PCs has been chosen for many different industrial applications over the last three years,” says Rob Anders, the CEO of andersDX. “As small and green as ever but now much more powerful, with many more interfaces and custom expansion options, fit-PC3 opens up this technology to address even more intensive requirements in commercial, industrial and educational applications.”
Following the strategic joint venture between andersDX and CompuLab announced early in 2011, the fit-PC3 is exclusive to andersDX in the UK and can be supplied throughout Europe. More information can be found at: http:www.andersdx.com/fit-pc3