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    Software Features

    Hardware Features

    The Roboard RB-100 is a new breed of robotics controller: a fusion of a traditional microcontroller and a full function computer. Think of it as an OS capable microcontroller on steroids, boasting a 32bit x86 CPU running at 1000MHz and 256MB DRAM. The ability to load an operating system of your choice and have direct access to I/O, Comm ports, USB, and networking opens this controller up to a wide range of robotics based applications. Our Roboard Starter Kit comes with just about everything you need to implement this feature rich controller in your next robotics project! All you need to supply is a 1-2gb Micro-SD card to load an OS onto, 6-24v, and a robot!
    • Powerful Computer dedicated to robotics applications.
    • Starter Kit includes Interface Cables and Mini PCI VGA Card.
    • Based on the Vortex86DX, a 32bit x86 CPU running at 1000MHz with 256MB DRAM
    • Compatible with Windows, Linux and DOS
    • Open Source C++ Library for Roboard's unique I/O functions (sensors, actuators, etc.)
    • A perfect solution for Microsoft Robotics Studio development.
    • Only 2 watts of power consumption!
    • Tiny size measuring in at only 96 x 56 mm
    RoBoard has tons of integrated I/O for interfacing servos, DC motor controllers, and sensors. Also, it has built-in PWM on up to 24 GPIO Channels, RS-232 serial, TTL serial, RS-485, 3x USB v2.0, A/D converter, SPI/I2C bus, Audio out & Mic in, 10/100M LAN and Mini PCI socket.

    Furthermore the DC input range of RoBoard is from 6V to 24V, so most onboard batteries are more than capable of powering it directly.

    Please note, the Roboard is an advanced robotics controller and is recommended for users with experience in PC based robotics and programming.
    RoBoard RB-100 Specification

    DM&P Vortex86DX
    256MB DDR 2 onboard
    Analog Devices AD-7918 10-bit
    I /O Interface
    • Micro SD slot x1
    • USB port x 1 (USB 2.0 version)
    • 2.54 mm 3-pin box header for PWM x 24
    • 2.54 mm 10-pin box header for RS-232 x1
    • 2.54 mm 10 -pin box header for USB x1
    • 2.0 mm 4-pin header for RS-485 x1
    • 2.0 mm 4-pin header for TTL serial x1
    • 2.54 mm 10 -pin box header for SPI & I 2C x1
    • 2.54 mm 16-pin header for A/D x1
    • 1.25 mm 3 -pin wafer for TTL serial x 1
    • 1.25 mm 4 -pin wafer for LAN x 1
    • 1. 2 5 mm 4-pin wafer for MIC-in x 1
    • 1. 2 5 mm 4-pin wafer for Line-out x1
    • 1. 2 5mm 6-pin wafer for JTAG x1
    • 0.8mm 124-Pin Mini PCI Card connector
    • 3.96 mm 2 pin for Power x 1
    Power Consumption
    +5V @ 400mA
    Power Input
    DC-in 6V to 24V Note: Servos are powered directly from the input voltage, so a 6v power supply is needed for most hobby servos to function safely.
    96 x 56 mm
    Compatible O/S
    DOS, Windows 98/ME, WIndows XP
    Windows Embedded CE, Windows XP Embedded, Windows Embedded Stardand
    Linux distribution kernel 2.4.24, 2.4.26
    Also included with the Starter Kit:
    RoBoard Mini-PCI VGA Card for RB-100

    • VGA Card for connecting monitor.
    • Chipset: Volari Z9s Chipset 32-bit PCI busSupport 12-bit, 18-bit, and dual 12-bit Digital Interface
    • Display Support: VGA, LVDS 18 bits Flat Panel Display
    • Video Memory: Onboard 32MB DDRII Resolution up to 1600x1200@16M colors
    • Bus Interface: Mini-PCI standard compliant
    • Connectors:
    • 1.25mm 10-pin wafer for VGA x1
    • 1.25mm 16-pin wafer for LVDS x1
    • Power Requirement: Single Voltage +5V @80mA
    • Dimension: 64.7mm X 44.6mm (2.54 x1.76 inches)
    • Weight: 9g
    RoBoard Interface Cable Set

    • 1 Power cable
    • 1 RJ-45 connector cable for wired networking
    • 1 cable for Analog I/O 
    • 2 Audio cables
    • 1 DB-9 serial connector cable
    • 2 Comm breakout cables