The EK4 is a starter kit that allows evaluation of the functions of the PP1 PCI-104 module. The kit consists of the standard CPU module, the carrier card with I/O connectors, DRAM memory, an external PSU, SA-Adapter™ kit (USB, dual CAN), Ethernet adapter D-Sub to RJ45 and an RS232 Y-adapter. The EK4 provides versatile mounting options and can also be installed in a standard PC.
The PP1 is an industrial computer which is designed to operate under harsh environmental conditions. It complies with the PCI-104 specification and can be stacked with other PCI-104 boards or mounted on different types of carrier boards.
The PP1 is controlled by a MPC5200 PowerPC® that operates at 384 MHz. It provides 128 MB SDRAM for data and 16 MB Flash memory for program storage as well as 64 KB FRAM. The bus interface is a 32-bit, 33-MHz PCI bus. The PP1 provides two optically isolated RS232 and one Fast Ethernet interface at its front panel. Two CAN controllers are included in the MPC5200. The physical CAN interface can be located on SA-Adapters™ or on the carrier board. The board also features a real-time clock and watchdog.
The carrier board has an ATX-compatible format and provides the mechanical platform, the power supply and the I/O connectors. It comes with one PCI-104 slot and two PCI slots, which allow the use of standard extension cards in the PC. The ESM™ carrier also features an I2C EEPROM for the board ID and revision information.