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Features

  • ARM9 166MHz
  • 64MB SDRAM, 4MB Flash
  • 1 x CF-Slot (True IDE mode)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Host
  • 2 x Serial Ports RS232/422/485
  • 2 x Fast Ethernet Auto-MDI(X)
  • 8 x Digital-I/O, bi-directional
  • 1 x I²C
  • 1 x MiniPCI-Slot for WLAN 802.11b/g cards (optional)
  • 1 x Console Port
  • Very small, fanless, low Power
  • Ready-to-run full-featured Debian GNU/Linux platform, Kernel 3.0.4
  • FTP upload of applications
  • RedBoot Boot-Partition
  • DIN RAIL mountable
  • Starter kits available
 

Alekto

 
 

Alekto

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  Overview

The OnRISC Alekto is an ARM9-based RISC industrial embedded computer. The great variety of interfaces like LAN, CF, USB, I²C, serial interface, digital I/O makes it easy to connect various industrial devices to the OnRISC.

Compact dimensions and DIN Rail mounting capability make the OnRISC to a space saving and flexible mounting industrial computer. It is feasible to be installed even in space limited environments.

Due to RISC based architecture the OnRISC has very small power consumption, so fanless heat dissipation is possible. Working in a wide temperature range from -10°C up to 65°C the OnRISC can be applied in under harsh industrial conditions. Therefore the OnRISC is downright designed for industrial automation.

The embedded computer runs full-featured Debian GNU/Linux on ARM operating system Kernel 2.6. With Debian's repository database it is easy to install and update the free software on the OnRISC. The OnRISC is capable to act directly as software development host, WEB, Mail, Print and Database server or as a desktop computer with X11 window manager and many more.

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  Application

Building automation system
Automatic warehouse control system
Self-service banking system (ATM)
Wafer fabrication system
Database server
Small development host
Remote and distributed serial devices control
SCADA system
Industrial / Factory / Laboratory automation
WEB and Mail server
Print server
Small desktop with X11 windows manager and office software

  System

Hardware

  • ARM9 32-bit RISC CPU, 166MHz
  • 64MB SDRAM
  • 4MB BIOS Flash
  • Real time clock with battery backup (CR2032 in clip)
  • Buzzer
  • Watchdog Timer

Mass Storage

CF-Slot Type II, True IDE mode, PIO-0 and PIO-3

LAN

2 x Fast Ethernet Auto-MDI(X)

Expansion Slots

  • 1x miniPCI (for WLAN)
  • Double USB 2.0 internal

Serial Interfaces

  • 2x USB 2.0 as Host
  • 1x Console Port RS232, up to 115200bps
  • 1x I²C max. 330kHz
  • 2x RS232/422/485 up to 3.6Mbps

LED

  • System: Power (red), WLAN (blue), IDE (yellow), User (green)
  • LAN: 2x 10M/Link, 100M/Link, integrated in RJ45 connector
  • Serial: 2x TxD, RxD

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  Digital I/O

Input/Output

  • 8x TTL signals
  • Signal direction individually configurable as Input or Output
  • Maskable IRQ for input signals
  • Terminal block connector

Electrical

  • Input: TTL level (0.0 to 0.8V, 2.0 to 5.0V)
  • Output Source: 32mA@TTL High (2.0 to 5.0V)
  • Output Sink: 64mA@TTL Low (0.0 to 0.6V)

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  Serial Interface

Serial Port

  • 2x RS232/422/485, software selectable
  • Highspeed UART 16C950, 128 Byte FIFO
  • RS232: up to 500 kbps
  • RS422/485: up to 3.6 Mbps

Available Modes

  • RS232
  • RS422 full duplex
  • RS485 4-wire, full duplex
  • RS485 2-wire, half duplex, with echo
  • RS485 2-wire, half duplex, without echo

Signals

  • RS232: TxD,RxD, RTS,CTS, DTR,DSR, DCD, RI, GND
  • RS422: Tx+/-, Rx+/-, GND
  • RS485 2−wire: Data+/-, GND
  • RS485 4−wire: Tx+/-, Rx+/-, GND

RS485 Data Direction Control

  • by ART (Automatic Receive Transmit control)
  • by RTS (application software)

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  Power and Environment

Power

  • Input 9 - 30V DC
  • 0.5A @12V
  • max. 1.5A with USB devices
  • 3-pin Terminal block connector
  • Output 5V 0.5A on Digital-I/O

Temperature

  • Operating: -10°C - 65°C
  • Storage: -20°C - 85°C

Approvals

  • EMC: FCC Class A, CE Class A
  • Environment: RoHS

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  Mechanical

Dimensions

157×106×53 mm³ (W×L×H)
167×112×53 mm³ including DB9 connectors and Terminal block

Weight

0.35kg

Construction Material

Aluminium, 1mm

Mounting

DIN Rail, Wall mounting

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  Software Specifications

Linux

  • Debian GNU/Linux for ARM
  • Kernel 3.0.4 (Debian Squeeze)
  • Enhanced support for USB
  • Watchdog Timer supported

Bootloader

proprietary BIOS to install and boot OS from CF, USB Mass Storage Devices or over Network

File System

JFFS2 (on-board flash), ext2 (preinstalled system on CF) and many more choices

Protocol Stacks

ARP, PPP, CHAP, PAP, IPv4, ICMP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, FTP, SFTP, SNMP V1/V3, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP, NFS, SMB, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, SSH 1.0/2.0, SSL, Telnet, PPPoE, OpenVPN, RFC2217

System Utilities

bash, telnet, ping, ftp, ssh, scp, netcat, socat, vim-tiny, e2progs, reiserfs, fdisk

Supporting Services and Daemons

  • telnetd: Telnet server daemon
  • vsftpd: FTP server daemon
  • sshd: Secure shell server daemon
  • Apache2: Web server daemon
  • Courier: Mail server daemon
  • Samba: windows share daemon
  • sredird: RFC2217
  • pppd: dial in/out over serial port daemon
  • openssl: Open SSL
  • openvpn: virtual private network

Complete Image

Pre-configured OS with applications to install on a 2 GB CF-card. It consists of

  • tools gcc-3.3, vim-tiny
  • services ssh, telnet, vsftpd (each as server and client)
    netcat and socat

To speed up the boot process other software packages are not started automatically. To enable them please read the manual. Packages are:

  • Samba client and server
  • Apache2 web server
  • Courier mail server
  • NTP client and server
  • sredird RFC2217 server
  • WindowMaker desktop
  • xdm server (X11)
  • AbiWord
  • dillo web browser

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  Software Development

On-board Tool Chain

Gcc, Glibc, gdb, vim-tiny editor, gmake (develop on Alekto)

Linux Tool Chain

Gcc, Glibc, gdb, Insight, gmake (develop on a Linux PC)

Kernel

Kernel 3.0.4 sources

Hardware

Driver sources for Alekto-specific hardware components

BuildRoot

BuildRoot is a set of Makefiles and patches that allows to easily generate a cross-compilation toolchain, a root filesystem and a Linux kernel image for the target. Buildroot can be used for one or more of these options, independently. The benefits are:

  • No need to supply the toolchain, will be built automatically
  • Choice between various file systems for the target image
  • Builds a very small and quick booting system that suits the needs
  • Drivers compiled as modules will be automatically installed on the file system image
  • many more …

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  Device Drivers

Data Communication

  • USB (supports USB Mass Storage Devices, USB-to-Serial converters, USB−CAN adapter, Bluetooth)
  • UART 16C950, 128 Byte FIFO, RS232/422/485
  • I²C
  • WLAN 802.11b/g RaLink cards (RT2561) optional

Others

  • Digital I/O
  • RTC
  • Buzzer
  • LEDs
  • Watchdog Timer

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  Ordering Information

Part No.

6801

Product Name

OnRISC Alekto

Packing list

  • OnRISC Alekto
  • Power supply adapter 12V, 1500mA
  • Adapter cable for console port
  • DVD-ROM-1: Debian on ARM
  • DVD-ROM-2: system images, sources, tools, English documentation

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