BOARDS - PC/104-Plus Watchdog Timer Board protects against mission-critical system failures -

BOARDS – PC/104-Plus Watchdog Timer Board protects against mission-critical system failures

San Diego, Calif. – ACCES I/O Products, Inc. has launched a new series of dedicated watchdog timer boards for PC/104-based embedded systems, Model P104-WDG-CSMA, that will help protect against system failures. The board can be used to monitor the operation of your application program as well as operating system and will initiate a system reset in case of lockup.

The P104-WDG-CSMA can monitor and control a variety of system hardware parameters such as temperature, voltage, fan speed, humidity, and more in PC/104-based embedded systems. Applications include kiosks, industrial automation, military/mission-critical, asset management and tracking, retail, medical, embedded OEM, temperature measurement and many others that require self-reliant embedded systems.

Supplementing the standard features expected from a watchdog timer, the P104-WDG-CSMA includes a general-purpose optically isolated input, two isolated digital outputs to control/switch external events, two non-isolated digital outputs, two general purpose A/D inputs, and a security light sensor that can be used to detect if the darkened interior of an enclosure is opened.

The P104-WDG-CSMA is supported for use in most operating systems and includes a free software package compatible with DOS, Linux, and Windows XP/VISTA. This package contains sample programs and source code in “C” for DOS, and Visual Basic, Delphi, and Visual C++ for Windows.

Also incorporated is a graphical setup program in Windows. Linux support includes installation files and basic samples for programming from user level via an open source kernel driver.

Third-party support includes a Windows standard DLL interface usable from the most popular application programs, and includes example LabVIEW VIs. Embedded OS support includes Windows XPe and CE.

Readers can view a data sheet and manual for the new P104-WDG-CSMA board by visiting the product webpage at

The boards are available now. Pricing is $249 for the P104-WDG-CSMA (Advanced, all options); $190 for the P104-WDG-CSM (Standard model); and $149 for the P104-WDG-E (Economy version). Please inquire for OEM and volume pricing.

Delivery is stock to two weeks ARO.

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