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The World's Most Precise Timekeeping Computer—Moxa DA-683 Rackmount Computer Power Up With IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1588


Taipei, Taiwan, January 17, 2011—Moxa is pleased to unveil the DA-683, a new x86-based embedded computer. The DA-683 excels in power automation and power substation applications thanks to IEC 61850-3, IEEE 1613, and IEEE 1588 version 2 support.


Reliable performance, low power consumption

The DA-683 features an Intel Dual Core Atom CPU running at 1.66 GHz, in a fanless design that improves reliability. In typical conditions, the system consumes only 40 watts of power under full load (with two modules inserted) to provide cost-effective and energy-efficient computing muscle.


Precision time protocol with IEEE 1588 version 2 function

The IEEE 1588 v.2 precision time protocol gives automation systems highly precise time accuracy for event logging.


Reliable and stable operations with IEC 61850-3 certification

The DA-683 DPP-T is IEC 61850-3 certified to guarantee system stability and reliability when used in power applications.


Modular design for system integration and flexibility

The DA-683 includes two independent module slots to give users greater flexibility in system integration and expansion. The computer can be customized by adding communication modules, such as an 8-port RS-232/422/485 module, 8-port RS-422/485 module, 4-port 10/100 Mbps LAN module, 8-port 10/100 Mbps switch module, or a universal PCI expansion module. 

Key Features
• Intel Dual Core Atom D510 1.66 GHz processor with 1 MB L2 cache
• IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 certified
• IEEE1588 verion 2 function (2 Gigabit LAN)
• 1 x 200-pin DDR2 SODIMM socket, supports DDR2 667 up to 2 GB max.
• 6 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet for network redundancy
• 1 CompactFlash socket, 2 serial ATA-300 connectors for storage expansion
• 4 USB 2.0 ports for high speed peripherals
• 4 DIs + 4 DOs (0 to 30 VDC)
• Ready-to-Run Windows Embedded Standard or Linux platform
• 19-inch rack mount model, 2U high
• Fanless design
• Redundant power input
• 100/240 VAC/VDC power input

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IEC 61850-3, IEEE 1613 and IEEE 1588 v.2
The IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 standards define the strictest requirements for EMI immunity and error free communication for substation network equipment. The DA-683 also supports the latest version of IEEE 1588 v2 technology to fulfill precise time synchronization requirements for protection and control applications. 

Rcore Ready-to-Run Embedded Software Platform
All of Moxa's embedded computers come with the operating system pre-installed. In addition, BIOS, middleware, sample code, and development tools are provided to give programmers a user-friendly environment for application development and minimize system integration workload.

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.