PC/104TM is a stackable, embedded computer standard with a compact footprint and stackable bus architecture. Unlike a regular desktop PC which uses a backplane, PC/104 modules mate together via stackable ISA, PCI, and PCIe bus connectors. PC/104’s success in embedded applications is namely due to:
|COMPACT SIZE||3.6 BY 3.8 INCHES (90 X 96 MM) MODULE SIZE|
|Self-Stacking||Expands Without Backplanes or Card Cages|
|Rugged, Reliable Connectors||Reliable in Harsh Environments; 1000+ Mating Cycles as Compared to <100 for COMs|
|Four-Corner Mounting Holes||Assymetrical Layout with Increased Resistance to Shock and Vibration|
|Fully PC Compatible||Reduced Development Costs and Time-To-Market|
PC/104 Bus Evolution
PC/104 stackable embedded PCs have followed the desktop PC leveraging on the hardware and software support developed for this popular platform. (Click form factor below for more details).
Down Stack Configuration Examples
The flexibility and expandability of the bus and mechanical layout allow many different stack configurations to support an array of diverse project requirements. See full specification for more examples.
|PCIe/104-Express SBC Stack Example with PCIe/104 and PCI Modules||PCIe/104 SBC Stack Example with Bridge Card for PCI Modules|
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Custom SBCs & Peripherals For Optimal Size & I/O Configurations
Space constrained solutions can be optimized by way of custom I/O boards that help collapse multiple I/O boards on the stack down to one board as illustrated in the example at right with an oversized I/O peripheral card. Alternatively, custom, single board SBC solutions can also be created by ADL Embedded Solutions for optimal size and I/O configurations.
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