General Micro Systems (GMS) has developed an Intel Atom-based rugged SBC that boats low power consumption. Combined with a small footprint (2.5 by 3.3 by 0.5 in.) and high performance, the Atom XPC40x (extended temperature, conduction-cooled) and Atom XP40x (standard temperature) accommodate 64 Gbytes of storage via onboard solid-state disk.
Features include a 1.6-GHz Atom processor that provides 512 kbytes of cache memory and 533-MHz DDR-2 SDRAM, five USB 2.0 ports, and support for two Express Mini Cards for further expansion. The board is designed for the defense industry to Mil-Std-810F, making it suitable for hand-held or body-mounted applications where minimizing weight and heat are primary considerations.
The Atom XPC40x operates at -40°C to +85°C with a maximum thermal gain of only 5°C above ambient. Average power dissipation is 3 W (10 W peak).
The Atom XPC40x and XP40x support Windows XP/XPE, Vista, Linux, and VxWorks. Prices start at $1295 for the conduction-cooled XPC40x and $695 for the standard-temperature XP40X in single quantities.