Datasound Laboratories Articles
Raspberry PI – not all it seems?
Back in 2011, a new computing platform was announced that dazzled the nation. Astonishment at how a fully functional ‘PC’ could be miniaturised excited Joe Public (though DSL are always keen to point out it had a similar product in 1991!) even the more informed embedded community took a moment to admire the petite purported price. This article by Rory Dear, Technical Sales Manager at Datasound covers his opinions on the topic.
DSL introduces new SoM with high performance MX+ processor
Powered by an 800MHz Vortex86MX+ SoC processor, which is over 2.4x the performance benchmark of the Vortex86DX, the VMXP-6453 is a new PC/104 processor module from ICOP featuring a heat sink which also doubles as an EMC shield.
Embedded offerings from DSL expanded with new Panel PC's
DSL has today announced an expansion of its embedded computing products portfolio with a new range of fanless, high-performance, industrial Panel PC's, the ACS-2695 range. With Socket G2 support, the new ACS-2695 range can run 2nd Generation Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processors with the Intel QM67 PCH chip set and two 204 Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM from 4GB single slot, up to 16GB 1066/1333MHz.
DSL introduces new embedded Dual Core HMI
The new AHM-6XX6 range of embedded HMIs from DSL are power-optimised to deliver high performance-per-watt. With fanless Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz dual core processors and 2GB DDR3 RAM, the new 8 - 19” panel computers with resistive touch screens are ideal for use as web browsers, terminals, automation control interfaces and all HMI applications.
New stainless-steel panel PC with capacitive touch screen from DSL
The new APC-3x92 panel PCs from DSL are available with 15 inch or 19 inch resistive touch screens or the latest advanced projective capacitive touch (PCT) screen technology, providing the same experience familiar to iPad users.
Low cost, low power Panel PCs from DSL
DSL has introduced a new range of low cost, low power Panel PCs that provide a cost-effective alternative for applications that do not require complete IP65 rating. The APC-3x82 is fully IP65 rated apart from the rear I/O ports that have a splash and dust proof rubber cover with IP42 rating.
New open frame fanless Panel PC from DSL
The new OPC-5xx7 panel PCs from DSL feature an open frame design that allows users to quickly and easily integrate into their own chassis making them an ideal cost-effective solution for a wide range of applications.
DSL launches new range of industrial I/O products
DSL has introduced a new range of compact and robust industrial I/O products. The EX- 9510 is designed to extend RS422/485 serial signals up to 1,200mtrs, while the EX-9531 converts a USB port to an RS485/422 serial port. The third in the new series is the EX-9486-w that is a serial LAN/WAN converter that provides control of a serial device over a local network or across the internet.
IP67 box PC for harsh environments from DSL
The new fully-waterproof ACS-2701 box PC with complete IP67 rating is the ideal solution for use in dusty or wet environments.
DSL on the move to larger premises - Local electronics company opens new facilities for growing design services
Letchworth-based DataSound Laboratories (DSL), a leading provider of computing solutions and specialist custom design services, has moved to larger premises as part of its continued expansion. In addition to providing more office and warehousing space, the new facilities in Aylesford Court, Letchworth include purpose-built research and engineering studios to meet the growing demand for UK-based systems design and development services.
Winning screen performance from DSL with new industrial panel PCs
With a choice of 12.1, 15, 17 and 19 inch screens, IP65 front panel rating and touchscreen options, the new APC-3x15 panel PCs from DSL are ideal for use in multimedia kiosks and a wide range of industrial automation, process control, automotive and logistics applications.
Atom DIN rail mounted box PC from DSL
DSL has announced its latest box PC system with DIN rail mounting for industrial automation and SCADA applications. The ACS-2210 features a fanless 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU with up to 2GB RAM and dual Gigabit LAN.
All-in-One Panel PC from DSL
DSL has introduced a new all-in-one panel PC designed for applications such as industrial automation, SCADA and information kiosks. With a choice of robust 15, 17 and 19 inch LCD displays and IP65 rated front panels, the compact APC-3x14 fanless PCs feature a powerful 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU with up to 2GB RAM and support for 2.5 HDD / CompactFlash.
DSL gets Silver from Microsoft
Datasound Laboratories (DSL), a leading provider of single board and embedded computing solutions, has been awarded Microsoft® Silver OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Hardware Competency status. The Silver Competency certification is part of the Microsoft Partner Network program and reflects DSL’s level of Microsoft expertise and training as well as its commitment to develop and market packaged software solutions based on Microsoft techno...
New Intel Core2Duo Box PC from DSL
DSL has announced a new high-performance Box PC based on the 2.33GHz Intel Core2Duo processor, with up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM. The powerful standalone unit is ideal for use where intensive number crunching is required and for advanced graphical multimedia applications.
DSL announces new PCI and ISA modules for custom design
Datasound Laboratories has announced a new range of small-footprint, low-power, high performance processing modules that support PCI and ISA open industry standards. The VDX-DIP-PCI and VDX-DIP-ISA modules are ideal for a broad range of custom-design applications such as data-acquisition, industrial automation and control, automotive, human machine interface and robotics.
DSL expands embedded design services
DataSound Laboratories (DSL), a leading provider of single board and embedded computing solutions, is expanding its specialist custom design services to meet the growing demand from OEMs for UK-based systems design and development. In addition to expanding its engineering teams, DSL is moving into new larger premises in May with purpose-built design studios and research labs.
IP65 waterproof panel PC from DSL
The latest DSL APC-3x97 panel PC offers complete IP65 protection – from every angle - with a waterproof stainless steel housing making it ideal for food processing and medical environments where systems need to be frequently cleaned and washed down. The robust, fanless 15” / 17” PC features a powerful 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor with up to 2GB RAM.
DSL announces new Tiny embedded controller
The new small-footprint and low-power ICOP-6117-X embedded controller from DSL is designed for use where space is at a premium. With dimensions of only 80mm x 50mm and power consumption of less than 320mA @ 5V, the fanless x86 controller provides the ideal platform for a multitude of embedded applications such as handheld computers, portable monitoring systems, medical equipment and battery powered instrumentation.
Open frame panel PCs with LCD touch screens from Datasound Labs
With a choice of four TFT LCD touch screens ranging in size from 8.4 to 15”, the new fanless VOX-LCD open frame panel PCs from DSL are designed to meet the demanding needs of a wide range of applications including home automation, industrial process control and ticketing / payment systems, for example.