Diamond Systems is a worldwide leading supplier of embedded computing solutions including small form factor single board computers and PC/104 I/O modules for communications, data acquisition, power supplies, audio and industrial I/O. ess-diamond-system-brochure

Single Board Computers

Our extensive line of compact, rugged single board computers (SBCs) is based on a variety of power/performance microprocessors, ranging from the 800MHz Vortex86SX to Intel’s latest Atom and Core2 Duo CPUs.

These products conform to popular embedded form-factors like PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EMX, EPIC, EBX, COM Express, and ETX. Built-in interfaces include standard functions, such as VGA/LCD graphics, USB, Ethernet, serial ports, parallel, IDE, SATA, floppy, keyboard/mouse, and audio.

2-in-1 SBCs from Diamond Systems combine the core computing capabilities of a typical embedded SBC with a complete analog and digital data acquisition sub-system, resulting in a thinner, lighter, more rugged, and easier to assemble embedded computing platform. All our 2-in-1 SBCs offer I/O expansion using industry standard expansion modules for access to even more functionality.

Athena III SBC

PC/104 SBC with 1.6GHz or 1GHz Intel Atom E-Series CPU and Integrated Autocalibrating Data Acquisition

Features Benefits
Low-power Intel Atom E-Series processor High computing power with reduced power consumption Reduced heat dissipation / fanless operation
Integrated LCD, CRT, Ethernet, and system I/O Small size Light weight
Integrated data acquisition Single-board solution for increased reliability Guaranteed compatibility
Ruggedization including shock and vibration Customizable for demanding applications Increased reliability

Helios SBC

CPU Features Data Acquisition
  • Vortex86DX CPU at 1GHz or 800MHz
  • 256MB of soldered DRAM
  • On-board 2MB bootable flash drive with FreeDOS installed
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 RS-232, 2 RS-232/422/485 serial ports
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet
  • 1 IDE UDMA-100 port
  • Flashdisk interface
  • CRT and LVDS LCD
  • PC/104 ISA expansion bus
  • -40ºC to +85ºC operation
  • 16 wide-range analog inputs, +/-10V down to 0-1.25V
  • 16-bit A/D resolution
  • Single-channel, multi-channel round robin, and multi-channel scan sampling
  • 250KHz maximum sample rate
  • 2048 A/D sample FIFO with programmable threshold
  • Interrupt-based A/D data transfer with FIFO support
  • Programmable input ranges
  • 4 wide-range analog outputs with simultaneous update capability
  • 12-bit D/A resolution
  • Multi-range autocalibration for highest accuracy
  • 40 digital I/O lines with programmable direction
  • 16-bit and 24-bit counter/timers
  • Field-upgradeable logic circuit for performance upgrades or custom designs
Features Benefits
Low-power, high performance Intel Atom E-Series processor High computing power with reduced power consumption Fan-less operation
Integrated LCD, CRT, Ethernet, and system I/O Complete PC on a single board
On-board wide range power supply Increased compatibility with vehicle and industrial environments
Integrated data acquisition circuit Single-board solution provides higher reliability, smaller size, and lower cost
Multi-range autocalibration of DAQ functions Increased measurement accuracy across entire temperature range
-40ºC to +85ºC operation Compatible with vehicle and outdoor applications
Ruggedization including shock and vibration Customizable for harsh environment applications

COM-based Single Board Computers

COM-based Single Board Computers

Diamond Systems is the pioneer of small form factor COM-based single board computers using industry standard computer-on-modules (COMs), full featured I/O baseboards, and integrated thermal solutions.

Benefits of COM-Based SBCs

  • Maximum product lifecycle
  • Highest feature density
  • Scalable performance
  • Conduction cooling for improved reliability
  • Stackable I/O expansion
  • Configurable QSeven computer-on-modules
  • Up to 2GB DDR3 SDRAM soldered on-board
  • 4GB on-board MLC flash (most models)
  • I/O connectors for a wide range of interfaces:
    -1 Gigabit Ethernet port
    -1 SATA port
    -5 USB 2.0 ports
    -1 RS-232 serial port
    -2 RS-232/422/485 serial ports
    -10 GPIO lines
    -18 or 24-bit LVDS LCD display with dual independent displays
    -VGA CRT video output (some models)
    -ALC262 HD Audio
  • Data Acquisition:
    -4 12-bit A/D
    -10 digital I/O lines
    -4 PWMs
    -2 programmable counter/timers
  • Programmable watchdog timer
  • Shared expansion socket auto-selects for either PCIe MiniCard or mSATA flashdisk modules
  • System expansion:
    -PCI-104 and PCIe/104 stackable I/O
    -PCIe MiniCard socket
  • +6 to +32VDC wide voltage input or +5V input
  • PC/104 form factor with wings
  • 20°C to +71°C operating temperature

Industrial I/O Modules

Analog I/O Modules

Diamond-MM-32DX-AT Analog I/O Module 32-Channel Analog I/O PC/104 Module with Advanced Automatic Autocalibration
Ruby-MM-1616AP Analog Output Module 32-Channel Analog I/O PC/104 Module with Advanced Automatic Autocalibration

Digital I/O Modules

Diamond’s Digital I/O Module family includes a wide range of rugged, wide-temperature PC/104, PC/104-Plus and FeaturePak modules featuring programmable bidirectional digital I/O, counter/timers, optoisolated inputs, and relay outputs.

GPIO-MM-21 Digital I/O Module PC/104 module with 96 line digital I/O, reconfigurable
P104-GPIO96 Digital I/O Module GPIO PC/104-Plus module with programmable digital I/O, counter/timers, pwm, and customizable personalities.

Serial I/O

Diamond’s line of rugged, wide-temperature Communications Modules feature standard and optoisolated RS-232/422/485 serial interfaces, Ethernet, CAN bus, GPS, and digital I/O functions. We have modules available in the following form factors: PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EMX and PCIe MiniCard.

PCIe MiniCard
DS-MPE-SER4M Serial Module 4-Port High Speed Serial PCIe MiniCard Module

Ethernet I/O

COM Express
Epsilon-12G2 14-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Managed 14-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Wide Voltage Input and Serial Management Port.

Power Supplies

Diamond offers a wide selection of rugged, wide-temperature, PC/104-sized DC/DC power supplies and stackable rechargeable battery packs. The DC/DC supplies provide options of up to 100W output power, multiple output voltages, fixed and variable voltage inputs, and onboard serial ports. Rechargeable battery packs come in a choice of NiMh or sealed lead acid chemistries and offer up to 4.5Ah capacity. Click below for details:

Jupiter-MM Power Supply 50 Watt DC/DC PC/104 Power Supply, Extended Temperature


Diamond’s compact, rugged, cable-free enclosures simplify the development of reliable systems incorporating Diamond’s processor and I/O expansion modules into fixed or mobile applications. Supported processor module form-factors include PC/104, EPIC, and EBX. Click below for details:

Pandora Enclosure for Diamond SBCs Rugged enclosure for Diamond Systems PC/104 SBCs: Athena III, Aurora, Helios, and Rhodeus