Avnet Embedded, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of embedded products and technologies for industrial applications and a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, a business region of Avnet, Inc., is presenting its certified modular H1-A3 gateway computer family for Wind River XT IDP 3.1 and Microsoft Azure. Wind River XT IDP 3.1 is a customisable development environment that provides security, connectivity, rich network options and device management, simplifying the design, integration and deployment of gateways for the Internet of Things. Microsoft Azure features a growing collection of integrated cloud services, analytics, computing power, mobile database, networking, storage and web services for faster, more comfortable and at least cost-efficient system designs.
The flexible H1-A3 box PC is designed for deployment as gateway and communications computer, web server or decentralised control unit for plant control, process automation, power engineering, building automation, smart metering and e-mobility applications. The compact industrial computer is only 90 mm high and 41 mm deep (55 mm with cooling fins) and can be installed very easily and quickly in electrical and control cabinets. The robust, high-quality aluminum housing with a width of 124 mm (7 height pitch) fits under the rail-mounted standard cover.
The Qseven module deployed in the H1-A3 is based on the energy-efficient Intel Atom E38xx processor technology (formerly codenamed Baytrail). On board eMMC flash memory or on-board SATA SSD ensure the robustness of the PC.
The gateway computer family offers two fast Gbit LAN connections (USB 3.0 and USB 2.0), a mini PCI-Express interface with mSATA support, an RS232 and two optically isolated RS485 interfaces. If required, an additional RS232 interface can be provided. The VGA interface can be used to connect a control monitor for maintenance purposes. The 24 VDC power supply is provided as insulation-piercing plug connector.
Designed in Germany by MSC Technologies (an Avnet Company), the H1-A3 box PC operates without a fan in the temperature range 0° up to 50° C. At an airflow of
1 m/s, the computer can run reliably in continuous operation at temperatures up to 55° C. Supported operating systems include Windows 7 embedded, Windows 7 and Windows 10.