Diamond Systems Corporation announced its Rhodeus PC/104 form factor single board computer. It offers mid-range computing power and low power consumption. The SBC is appropriate for low cost/high volume applications with mid-range performance requirements, such as medical equipment, process control and instrumentation. Rhodeus uses the AMD Geode LX800 processor operating fan-less at 500 MHz. It includes 64 KB L1 cache and 128 KB L2 cache. The board supports up to 1 GB of DDR SDRAM using an SO-DIMM socket. It provides both IDE and CompactFlash mass storage options. The video consists of an integrated VGA controller with 2D acceleration and support for high resolution CRT and LCD displays. A full set of I/O is provided to support application requirements, including Ethernet, UDMA-33 IDE, 2 USB 2.0 ports, one RS-232 and one RS-232/422/485 serial port, floppy, legacy keyboard and mouse, and programmable watchdog timer. Power consumption is 5W typical, and operating temperature is 0°C to 60°C. The board includes the PC/104 ISA bus for additional I/O expansion. The Rhodeus single board computer is available immediately. Prices start under $350 in small quantities for models with 256 MB of DDR SDRAM.
Diamond Systems Corp.