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IDAN® Description

Modular PC104 Enclosures

IDAN (Intelligent Data Acquisition Node) is the only industry standard PC/104 packaging method that maintains PC/104’s modularity, and enables reconfiguration without the costly chore of rewiring or board redesign. IDAN packaging expands the simple but rugged stacking concept of the PC/104 architecture to the enclosure. This rugged enclosure packaging system is a solution for any of RTD's PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, PCI/104-Express and PCIe/104 modules.

Each board is mounted in its own frame and all I/O connections are accessible on the outside of the frame using standard PC-type connectors. No internal board-to-board connections are made other than through the stackable PC/104 ISA bus, PC/104-Plus PCI bus, and PCIe/104 PCI Express bus. This system allows any module to be easily removed or changed. Expanding the functionality of an IDAN system is as easy as adding another module to the stack. IDAN systems include an external, clear chromate coating. A variety of MIL-SPEC paint and shock-mount isolation options are available.

IDAN is the latest in Military & Industrial PC computing power and control capability in a rugged, modular housing. IDAN slices are machined from a solid aluminum alloy. The modular enclosure acts as a passive heat sink that envelopes your sensitive data acquisition system and delivers performance from -40 to +85°C. The optional shock mount baseplate allows the system to withstand excessive vibrations. With a small footprint - 145mm x 130mm x 152mm - this unit will fit almost anywhere.

RTD offers a wide variety of PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, PCI/104-Express, and PCIe/104 modules that can used to configure a system tailored to your specific mission requirements. Our PCBs (printed circuit boards) are fabricated in strict accordance with IPC-6012 Class 3 Standards.

RTD systems are designed not only for their functionality but also with the end-user in mind. The modular stack-through design of the PC/104 architecture allows users to add additional modules or upgrade existing modules as technology or requirements change. IDAN will run the major operating systems including:

  • Windows (XP, Vista, XP Embedded) PCI/104-Express Diagram
  • Linux (desktop and real-time versions)
  • RTOSes such as QNX, VxWorks, Windows CE, and xPC Target

RTD manufactures both the boards and the systems. This gives the end-user a single point of contact for system configuration and support after the sale. Learn more about RTD and why we're the choice for engineers and integrators around the world.