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Single Board Computers for Embedded Systems

We offer low cost, low power industrial single board computers (SBC) with a set of complementary features including real time operating system software, device drivers, user interface, and expandable I/O. A successful alternative to pc104, our customizable embedded computers: the QCard - an 68hc11 microcontroller and the PDQ Board - a 68hcs12 microcontroller, are ideal for embedded applications, such as data acquisition, measurement, real time control, signal processing, and communications. Mosaic's single board computers integrate ample memory and input/output capability with ready-to-use embedded control software, all on palm-size boards.

Easy-to-use embedded programming tools

Our single board computers incorporate a full-time, on-board multitasking operating system called QED-Forth. QED-Forth is an interactive programmable macro language encompassing a real-time operating system (RTOS), object oriented graphical user interface (GUI) toolkit, debugging environment, an assembler, a math library for use within the Forth programming language, and a comprehensive set of pre-coded device drivers.

These built-in functions make it easy for you to get the most out of your SBC's computational and I/O capabilities. You can choose between the QED-Forth programming language, or the C language to program your SBC - the operating system's functions are accessible using either language.

Embedded webserver for your instrument controller

Turn your instrument into an embedded webserver by adding Mosaic's EtherSmart Wildcard, or a WiFi Wildcard. These modular boards measure just 2"x2.5" and stack directly onto your single board computer, enabling communications between your instrument and other computers or peripherals on the network. The EtherSmart/WiFi Wildcards implement a dynamic webserver that accepts connections from your web browser, serving out static or dynamic web pages. Your application program can send emails to alert other computers on the network when significant events occur. You can even "browse into" your instrument using a browser running on an online PC to monitor the status of your instrument.

Mix and match custom off the shelf embedded I/O

Need more I/O? In addition to Ethernet or wireless control, we offer GPS tracking, 16- or 24-bit resolution programmable gain A/D; 12-bit D/A; compact flash mass memory; AC or DC solid state relays; configurable digital I/O; additional RS232, RS422 or RS485; or high-voltage, high-current DC inputs and outputs.

PDQ BoardTM - a super fast 9s12 microcontroller

fast 9s12 microcontroller
 for data acquisition & instrument control

This palm size (2.5" by 4") single board computer fits any space-constrained applications and is ideal for instrumentation, industrial control, and data acquisition.

The PDQ Board hosts a fast Motorola HCS12 microprocessor. This controller has a 16-bit data bus and uses a Phase Locked Loop to synthesize a 40MHz internal clock and 20MHz bus clock.

The PDQ Board packs dozens of analog and digital I/O lines plus versatile serial communications links onto a compact board. It delivers 8 digital I/O lines with counter/timer capabilities, 8 pulse-width modulated (PWM) digital output signals, and 8 general purpose digital I/O lines. Additional I/O includes sixteen analog inputs with 10-bit resolution, dual RS232/485 ports with speeds to 256 KBaud, and synchronous SPI and IIC serial interfaces.

For a fast time to market, to rapidly prototype using the PDQ Board, order a PDQ Board Starter Kit (Part No. PDQB-SK), which includes a PDQ Board (p/n PDQB-RB) with 512 on-chip Flash, 512K RAM, and a real time clock; a 4" x2.5" version of the Docking Panel (p/n DP) to provide mechanical and electronic platform for your PDQ Board and for up to eight Wildcards; a 9 pin serial cable, an 8VDC wall-mount power supply and documentation

QCardTM - a low cost embedded real time controller

small footprint single board computer for data acquisition & instrument control

This 2" by 2.5" single board computer fits any handheld or space-constrained applications and is well suited for interfacing to sensors and actuators in machine automation, industrial control, robotics, and scientific instrumentation.

This tiny yet full-featured industrial controller sports a 16 MHz Motorola 68HC11F1 microprocessor, 512K Flash and 128K RAM, 320 bytes of EEPROM, 8 lines of programmable digital I/O, 8 lines of 8-bit analog-to-digital conversion, and dual RS232/485 ports.

Use it alone or in combination with the PowerDockTM, the QCard's convenient mechanical and electronic platform.


For a fast time to market, to rapidly prototype using the QCard, order a QCard Starter Kit
(Part No. QCSK), which includes a QCard (p/n QCC-RB) with 128K RAM, 512K Flash, and a real time clock; a 4" x2.5" version of the PowerDock (p/n PDW) to provide mechanical and electronic platform for your QCard and for up to eight Wildcards; a 9 pin serial cable, an 8VDC wall-mount power supply and documentation.

To communicate with the QCard via USB, order the QCSK-USB version which includes a USB to RS232 adapter cable.

Ordering Information

Products Part No
PDQ Board

The PDQ Board hosts a fast Motorola HCS12 microprocessor, 512K on-chip Flash, 512K RAM and 512K Flash for RAM backup. It delivers 8 digital I/O lines with counter/timer capabilities, 8 pulse-width modulated (PWM) digital output signals, and 8 general purpose digital I/O lines. Additional I/O includes sixteen analog inputs with 10-bit resolution, dual RS232/485 ports with speeds to 256 KBaud, and synchronous SPI and IIC serial interfaces.

PDQ Board Starter Kit

Includes a PDQ Board (p/n PDQB-RB) with 512K on-chip Flash, 512K RAM, and a real time clock; a 4" x2.5" version of the Docking Panel (p/n DP) to provide mechanical and electronic platform for your PDQ Board and for up to eight Wildcards; a 9 pin serial cable, an 8VDC wall-mount power supply and documentation (Limit of 1 Starter Kit per Customer at this low price).

PDQB







PDQB-SK

QCard Controller

Includes a 16 MHz Motorola 68HC11F1 microprocessor, 512K Flash and 128K RAM, 320 bytes of EEPROM, 8 lines of programmable digital I/O, 8 lines of 8-bit analog-to-digital conversion, and dual RS232/485 ports.

QCard Starter Kit

Includes a QCard (p/n QCC-RB) with 128K RAM, 512K Flash, and a real time clock; a 4" x2.5" version of the PowerDock (p/n PDW) to provide mechanical and electronic platform for your QCard and for up to eight Wildcards; a 9 pin serial cable, an 8VDC wall-mount power supply and documentation (Limit of 1 Starter Kit per Customer at this low price).

QCC




QCSK

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