SBC Data Acquisition offers PCIe / 104 and mPCIe extensions


Saturn from DIamond Systems is a rugged SBC powered by Intel Atom x5-E3940 with industrial analog and digital data acquisition subsystem, as well as PCIe / 104 OneBank and mini PCIe sockets for I / O expansion.

The Saturn SBC also comes equipped with 4 GB of non-ECC or 8 GB ECC RAM, SATA, two Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces, two HDMI video outputs, multiple USB and serial interfaces, and more … most available through PCIe-compliant positive locking connectors. / 104, which also allows multiple expansion cards to be stacked via Onebank PCIe / 104 slots.

Saturn SBC Specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Atom x5-E3940 Apollo Lake Quad-Core Processor @ up to 1.6 GHz / 1.8 GHz (with a 15 year lifecycle)
  • System memory – 4 GB non-ECC or 8 GB of ECC RAM soldered in
  • Storage – SATA port and M.2 2242 SATA socket up to 1TB
  • Video output – 2x HDMI, LVDS interfaces
  • Audio – ALC622 audio codec; Line out, line in and mic in interfaces
  • Networking – 2x Ethernet interfaces
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 interfaces, 2x USB 2.0 interfaces
  • Serial – 2x RS232 / RS422 / RS485, 1x RS232
  • Data acquisition via FPGA
    • Up to 16x unbalanced / 8x differential analog inputs
    • 16-bit A / D resolution
    • 250KHz maximum A / D sampling rate
    • Up to 4 unbalanced 16-bit analog outputs
    • Up to 24 digital I / O, 3.3 V logic inputs / 5 V tolerances
  • Expansion
    • OneBank PCIe / 104 I / O expansion slot with 4 PCIe x1 and 2x USB 2.0 connections
    • Mini PCIe socket (mini card) with PCIe x1 and USB 2.0 for low cost I / O
  • Miscellaneous – Various jumpers for configuration
  • Temperature range – -40 to + 85ºC (industrial)

Digital analog DAQ card

Functional diagram of Saturn SBC

The board is rugged with a “50% thicker PCB”, which probably means 2.4mm thick, and lockable connectors to increase resistance to shock and vibration. A lower heat sink with an integrated thermal pad provides cooling and mounting of the board.

Diamond Systems provides BSPs with Windows 10 64-bit and Linux 64-bit operating systems, as well as universal driver programming and autocalibration for the data acquisition SBC. The company also offers a kit to get started with the Saturn SBC quickly, a cable kit that allows keyboard, mouse, monitor or other peripheral connections, and a 64 GB programmed flash drive with Windows 10 or Linux, as well as a peripheral device. USB backup. The Linux kit would include all the tools needed to rebuild the operating system, while the Windows 10 version of the kit comes with a runtime license.

PCIe / 104 Development Kit Cables
Cables found in the I / O Power Development Kit

Saturn will be available by October 2021 with pricing based on options. More details can be found on the product page and the PDF press release.

Via LinuxGizmos

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