Matrix Box PC with double RAM power

The Matrix series industry PCs from Artila have proven their worth in industrial use thanks to their robustness, low energy consumption and compact construction. The series has now been extended with the Matrix-505. The new model offers two 10/100 Ethernet interfaces, two USB 2.0 host connections as well as a microSD slot for memory cards up to 32 GB.

An ARM9 processor with 400 MHz works in the fanless Matrix 505 metal casing. The working memory in this new Matrix family model was doubled to 128 MB. For the extension of the flash memory, a microSD slot which enables capacities of up to 32 GB is available in the new model. With its dimensions of 108 × 78 × 24 mm, the device is space-saving and suitable for installation in restricted surroundings such as switch cabinets and cable ducts.

The device has four RJ45 connections which can be used as serial interfaces according to the RS 232/422/485 standards. Additionally, two USB-2.0 host connections and two 10/100 Ethernet interfaces are available.

Connected in the voltage range from 9 to 48 VDC, the Matrix 505's power consumption is around a mere 3 watts. This energy and hence cost efficiency from the hardware side is accompanied by the use of open source software. Linux 2.6.38 and the C/C++ tool chain are pre-installed. This means that the required tools are available for developing own application software. Due to the absolute compatibility within the Matrix series, program codes already written can still be used with the Matrix 505. This means that upgrading existing installations is easily possible. The comprehensive memory extension allows additional and even more complex applications.

Acceed offers a clear overview of all the Matrix series models on its website as well as a large number of further specialist components and embedded systems covering all facets of industrial communication technology. acceed has specialised in industrial communication and automation for several decades, acts worldwide and is also able to supply large quantities from its own warehouses at favourable terms as quickly as possible.