February 1, 2011 | Electronics & Computers Flat Panel PC WinSystems PPC3-G-6.5 WinSystems (Arlington, TX) has introduced the PPC3-G-6.5, a 6.5" open frame, color, flat panel PC based on a PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) that operates from -20°C to +70°C. It includes a resistive touch screen integrated into an aluminum, corrosion-resistant chassis about 2" thick; the open frame chassis (without a front bezel) permits flexible mounting of the system for OEMs and integrators with content-rich applications. It is suitable for instrumentation, industrial automation, and control applications with tight system integration and minimal space requirements. The outdoor-use, 6.5" diagonal color TFT flat panel display features a resolution of 640 × 480 pixels, and a high luminance of 500 cd/m2 (nits) and uses two long-life CCFL lamps that are user-replaceable. The display has a contrast ratio of 600:1, while the screen offers an anti-reflective coating. The PC/104-Plus SBC processor module includes the flat panel video controller, Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, 4 COM channels, LPT, AC97 audio, 48 lines of digital I/O, and CompactFlash connector. PC/104 expansion modules can be added for additional I/O. It supports standard operating systems such as Windows® XPe and Linux plus ×86-based real time executives, utilities, and drivers. For Free Info Click Here Embedded Technology Magazine This article first appeared in the February, 2011 issue of Embedded Technology Magazine. Read more articles from this issue here. Read more articles from the archives here. SUBSCRIBE View the discussion thread.