Axiomtek is pleased to introduce the eBOX671-885-FL-ECM, an intelligent real-time EtherCAT master controller which is qualified to meet the needs of high-performance and high-accuracy applications. The powerful 4-PoE fanless embedded box computer has been verified with IntervalZero EtherCAT Master middleware KingStar which is based on EtherCAT Master Stack (for example, Acontis) and IntervalZero real-time extension RTX. To provide better computing performance, it supports LGA1150 socket 4th generation Intel® Core™ or Celeron™ processor (Codename: Haswell / Haswell Refresh) with the Intel® Q87 Express chipset.

The high-quality industrial-grade embedded system also comes with four-channel Gigabit power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ports, allowing multiple cabling to cameras and any PoE power device. With supports of IntervalZero RTX and multi-I/O connectivity, the Axiomtek eBOX671-885-FL-ECM is ideal for multi-camera imaging applications in industrial automation, medical, military, test and measurement industry, aerospace industry, and many more.

Following the EtherCAT standard, the eBOX671-885-FL-ECM supports IntervalZero Windows® real-time extension RTX with a separate real-time scheduler, transforming the general-purpose Windows® operating system into a fully functional real-time operating system (RTOS) that runs on multi-core hardware, delivering deterministic time control to allow master controller and slave device communicating with cycle time of 250μs. To help integrating deterministic digital input/output (DIO) control in real-time motion control or robots, a RTX DIO driver is also available in the fanless embedded platform for monitoring sensors and controlling motion or something critical.

"The Axiomtek eBOX671-885-FL-ECM is verified with IntervalZero EtherCAT solution, the KingStar Motion. With full force of hard real-time platform for Windows® 7 64-bit versions supported, the EtherCAT master controller helps to simplify hardware and software implementation, reduce development costs, increase system performance and expandability, and also accelerate time-to-market," said Mercy Peng, product manager of Product PM Division at Axiomtek.

"Its compact size and wide operating temperature range of -20ºC to 50ºC make the device suitable for most hardened industrial environments. Undoubtedly, this high performance Intel® Core™-based EtherCAT master controller is able to handle high-level machine control tasks in factory automation industry."

Concerning graphics performance, with the system memory maximum up to 8GB, the high-performance embedded box PC can support triple independent displays, offering best quality imaging. For growing amount of storage need, the versatile vision system is equipped with dual 2.5in SATA HDD drive bays (RAID 0 & 1 supported), one CFast™, and two mSATA.

Two PCI Express Mini Card slots and one SIM card slot allow the system to access internet through 3G, Wi-Fi, GSM and LTE. The I/O interfaces includes one EtherCAT port, one Gigabit LAN port, four Gigabit PoE ports, four COM ports (two RS-232 / 422 / 485 ports), one digital I/O, six USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one audio, one DVI-I, one HDMI, one DisplayPort and three antenna openings.

Axiomtek’s Fanless EtherCAT master controller, eBOX671-885-FL-ECM, is available now. For more product information or pricing, please contact Axiomtek.

Advanced features include:

  • LGA1150 socket 4th generation Intel® CoreTM i7 / i5 / i3 and Celeron® processors (Haswell and Haswell Refresh) with Intel® Q87 Express chipset
  • Fanless operation design with 4-CH GbE PoE
  • Two 2.5in SATA HDD drive bay, mSATA and CFast™ slot
  • Two internal PCI Express Mini Card slots and one SIM Card slot
  • Supports HDMI, DVI-I and DisplayPort for triple independent display
  • Supports RAID 0 and 1, Jumbo Frame (9.5K) WoL, PXE and Teaming