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Advanced Micro Peripherals Rugged Embedded Boards for the Railway Industry

Advanced Micro Peripherals (AMP) is an ISO 9001 registered designer and supplier of high-performance, rugged, low-power PC/104 products and embedded solutions.

Specialised embedded video for the railway industry

AMP’s board and module level products are based on industry-standard form factors such as PC/104, PC/104-Plus, CompactPCI and mini PCI and enable developers to create high-performance, ruggedised systems using low-power processor boards.

AMP’s system-level products are designed to reduce production time and the technical effort required to create complete video systems.

The company offers standard solutions for video recording and streaming, as well as customised systems for specialised applications according to the client’s requirements.

Features of AMP’s embedded boards include:

  • Standard buses: PC/104 (PCI-104, PCIe/104, PC/104-Plus, PC/104-Express), CompactPCI, PMC, PCI, miniPCI and miniPCIe
  • Extended temperature range: from -40°C to 85°C
  • Drivers and software development kits such as Windows, Linux and QNX
  • Custom design and development
  • H.264 video compression, frame grabbers and multichannel communications

Safety monitoring in rail infrastructure

CCTV video monitoring is essential for the control and security of major operational assets and has been used extensively on rail infrastructure. The wide scale of these operations requires highly distributed video management systems, which locally record and stream video from remote positions over IP-based networks.

By using a modular design, these systems integrate video monitoring capabilities with additional functions such as access control, weather / air quality monitoring, alarm reporting, and fan and lighting control.

By combining video compression boards with compact industrial processor boards, AMP’s clients can create cost-effective, high-reliability digital video recording (DVR) systems suitable for the high-vibration conditions on vehicles.

The systems also make use of the motion detection functionality built into AMP products to reduce the CPU overheads when monitoring for unexpected activity. The company’s systems are designed and manufactured for extended product lifecycles, as well as minimal redesign costs.

Rail communications boards and peripherals

AMP offers PC/104 and PC/104-PLUS multichannel communications boards, whicb support synchronous data link control (SDLC) or high-level data link control (HDLC) synchronous or asynchronous communications at selectable RS232 / 422 / 485 electrical levels, at speeds up to 10Mbps.

The company also supplies boards for wireless LAN 802.11 A, B, G and H standards, multiport 10/100Mbps ethernet switching, routing and multichannel CANbus 2.0B control.

AMP provides application-specific peripheral boards, including a multichannel 18bit sound card, multi-function PC/104 and PC/104-PLUS PSU, IDE ATA / CompactFlash PC/104-PLUS adapter, and a quad-slot miniPCI adapter for PC/104-PLUS.

Applications for the communications boards include serial protocol conversion, mass transit and transportation, remote instrumentation and locomotive communications.

About Advanced Micro Peripherals

Advanced Micro Peripherals was established in 1993 by computer technology specialists and the company has now amassed a wealth of technical expertise. The company name is associated with advanced, top-quality design and manufacture solutions.

AMP is experienced not only in embedded video technologies but also other aspects such as industrial PCs, image processing, communications and wearable computing.

The company’s extensive knowledge enables its personnel to offer guidance and support from initial development stages to full-scale production, throughout the product lifetime.

AMP provides a fast and cost-effective software and hardware customisation service to meet the specific requirements of the client.

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Press Release

Advanced Micro Peripherals Releases HDLC104 Rugged PC/104 HDLC Communications Controller for Railway

Advanced Micro Peripherals has launched a new four channel HDLC communications controller on a single PC/104 card.

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Safety Monitoring in Mass Transit Systems

Mass transit system operators are increasingly looking to automation to improve safety and increase efficiency of commuter transportation.

Advanced Micro Peripherals Ltd

1 Harrier House, Sedgeway Business Park





United Kingdom

+44 1353 659500 +44 1353 659600 www.ampltd.com

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Products and Services

HDLC104 – HDLC Communications Controller

The HDLC104 is a four channel HDLC communications controller on a single PC / 104 card. The HDLC104 uses a high performance, industry standard serial communication controller to provide four independent channels that can be configured for either HDLC-Synchronous or Asynchronous communication.

Serial2000 – Eight-Channel Serial Port Controller for PC/104+

Featuring eight nonsynchronous communication ports on a single low power PC/104+ card, the Serial2000 provides unprecedented level of serial port integration, performance and flexibility.

StreamCorder-HD – Standalone Video Recorder and Streamer – HD-SDI H.264

Accepting HD-SDI input, up to 1080p30, the StreamCorder-HD is an intelligent, stand-alone, H.264 solution that encodes and streams over 100/1,000MB ethernet. The single board solution is ideal for applications in the military, communications, transportation, mining, and energy industries.

Synchro104 – SDLC/HDLC Serial Communications Controller

Providing an unprecedented level of communication port integration, flexibility and performance, the Synchro104 is an eight channel synchronous serial communication controller on a single low power PC/104 (pc104) card.

VCODEC-H264-D4 – Four Channel, Full Frame Rate, H.264 Encoder / Decoder for PC / 104-Plus

The VCODEC-H264-D4 is a four channel, full frame rate H.264 Codec for the PC / 104-plus bus. The VCODEC-H264-D4 provides a powerful solution for capturing and compressing analogue video inputs to the H.264 standard. The VCODEC-H264 not only provides H.264 compression but can also simultaneously decompress and replay recordings from storage to display.


Press Release

28 September 2015

Advanced Micro Peripherals has launched a new four channel HDLC communications controller on a single PC/104 card.

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Advanced Micro Peripherals Ltd

1 Harrier House, Sedgeway Business Park





United Kingdom

+44 1353 659500 +44 1353 659600 www.ampltd.com
Advanced Micro Peripherals Inc.

149 Madison Avenue

Suite 1117

New York

New York 10016

United States of America

+1 212 951 7205 +1 212 951 7206 www.amp-usa.com

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