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Moxa's Embedded Computer Force to Increase by 1

Dec. 02, 2005—The newest member of Moxa's " Embedded Computer Force " is now shipping. UC-7408 is an Intel Xscale RISC based, front-end embedded computer with a robust, fanless, and low power consumption design. UC-7408 features 8 digital input and 8 digital output channels, 8 RS-232/422/485 serial ports, dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, PCMCIA, and CF expansion slot.

8-ch digital input / 8-ch digital output
The new DI/DO feature of UC-7408 provides users with the convenience of connecting their digital devices to a front-end embedded computer. UC-7408 can be used for on/off event handling by reading the state change of the digital input signal, and output signals from external digital devices can be imported into UC-7408's DI channels. UC-7408 can be programmed to take immediate action when it detects a change in the signal state.

The DO channels on UC-7408 can connect to devices and trigger digital output signals to control external digital devices. The newDI/DO feature will let Moxa embedded computers support both data acquisition and protocol conversion via the RS-232/422/485 serial ports, and simple I/O control with the DI/DO signal.

UC-7408is ideally suited for industrial automation, manufacturing, and applications that integrate serial communication and digital I/O signal control.

Linux ready platform
UC-7408 comes with a Linux ready platform that has a pre-configured Linux OS with optimized on board device drivers. Linux's open software architecture is good for developing application software. Linux provides the system integrator and programmer with the option of developing their own application programs, and software written for desktop PCs can be easily ported to the UC-7408 platform by using a GNU cross compiler, without needing to modify the code.

Powerful and Fanless
The ultra low power consumption CPU (less than 2W) makes UC-7408 a high performance device that won't overheat.

Dual 10/100 Mbps LAN ports
The 2 LAN ports with built-in IXP-422 provide you with a more reliable redundant network application, and hardware encryption (DES, 3DES, AES,etc.) gives your applications better security protection and higher performance.

8 RS-232/422/485 3-in-1 serial ports
The UC-7408 Series comes equipped with 8 RS-232/422/485 3-in-1 software configurable serial ports for various device connections, giving you an ample number of serial ports for any application.

Robust design for harsh environments
UC-7408 uses an on-board flash for storage and CF for storage expansion, and with the RISC IXP-422 CPU, which generates almost no heat, no fan is needed to cool down the system, providing you with a more reliable system.

Wireless Expandability
With UC-7408's wireless-ready design, just add the wireless PCMCIA card to make use of the wireless connection, both 802.11b and 802.11g are supported letting you eliminate the complications of using wired network connections.

Key Features

    • Intel Xscale IXP-422 266 MHz Processor
    • On-board 128 MB RAM, 32 MB Flash Disk
    • Eight RS-232/422/485 serial ports
    • 8-ch digital input, 8-ch digital output (TTL level)
    • Dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
    • Optional PCMCIA/CompactFlash/Wireless LAN expansion
    • Linux-ready communication platform
    • Wall mounting installation
    • Robust fanless design

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.