Usually, the standardization of standard PCs is good thing. However when you enter
We can use a wide variety of connection system to suit your requirements. The only limitation is the rear-panel area. Within that area we can mount whatever connector you want (with some limitations).
For automotive cabling we recommend the MicroFit 3.0 connectors from Molex, which are
available in 2-24pin configurations. Or the slightly smaller MicroClasp connectors, offering
8-20 contacts. We also like the reasonably rugged Mini D Ribbon (MDR) series
from 3M for more sophisticated connections and Molex Micro-D for space-constrained standard connections.
These Micro-D connectors take 60% less space than their standard Sub-D counterparts.
When there is the need for a large number of signals (probably with some multiplexers on the board),
then we can also revert to high-density connections like Molex LFH or 3M's Shrunk D Ribbon (SDR).
*) Serial ports from PLX/Oxford OXuPCI952 or OXuPCI954 UART device. Standard hardware comes with the dual UART, which allows for two serial ports on the I/O module.
A simple customized board with rear-panel can be designed for as little as 2500 euro.
Double (stacked) I/O board to increase available board-edge to almost 19cm and to
create space for the many opto-couplers.
It does not have to stop with the above specifications. When needed we can additional functionality by means of a
mini PCI express. Planned cards are