Aries is a compact, rugged, single board computer that features the Intel E3800 Bay Trail processor in an extended PC/104-Plus form factor. The full rectangular shape provides more coastline for I/O connectors than other boards its size. In this compact form factor, Aries includes a wide range of I/O plus data acquisition functionality, meeting the majority of today's connectivity requirements in a single board.

Choice of CPUs

  • 1.91GHz Intel Atom quad-core E3845 CPU 
  • 1.46GHz Intel Atom dual-core E3826 CPU

The family of Aries PC/104-Plus SBCs combine excellent CPU performance, a wealth of PC I/O, and on-board data acquisition circuitry at a competitive price. Available PC I/O includes USB 2.0/3.0, RS-232/422/485, dual Gigabit Ethernet, SATA ports. The data acquisition circuit includes 16 16-bit analogue inputs, 4 16-bit analogue outputs and 22 digital I/O lines.

Aries supports stackable I/O expansion with PC/104-Plus (ISA + PCI) I/O modules. Aries also provides a dual-use PCIe MiniCard / mSATA socket for additional I/O expansion. I/O modules featuring WiFi, Ethernet, analogue I/O, digital I/O, and CAN are available in the PCIe MiniCard form factor, providing compact expandability without increasing the total height of the system.

The Aries SBC was designed with rugged applications in mind. With an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C, soldered onboard memory, integrated heat spreader for efficient cooling, 50% thicker PCB, and a full suite of latching connectors, Aries is the perfect choice for vehicle and other harsh environment applications.


Aries SBCs run Linux, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows Embedded CE. Both Linux and Windows Embedded 7 Software Development Kits are available with bootable images and drivers to get you started on your design project right out of the box.


The Aries Development Kits provide all the components you need for fast and efficient embedded development. The kit includes the Aries SBC, cable kit, power adapter cable, an mSATA flash disk with Linux pre-loaded, and a software CD with Linux drivers.

A Linux software development kit (SDK-ARS-LNX) is also available. This kit contains a flash disk with a bootable Linux image and a CD with a backup copy of the image plus Linux software development tools.


The board comes with a heat-spreader fitted (i.e. ideal for mounting to a thermally conductive plate/chassis). For customers who want to use it as a standard PC/104 card, a separate heatsink is available (ACC-HS104-12.7) which bolts on top of the heatspreader.


The Aries cable kit (C-ARS-KIT) includes cables for most of Aries' onboard I/O. Many cables are also available individually. Cable kit contents:

• 1x 6980501 Digital I/O cable
• 1x 6980503 Dual USB cable
• 1x 6980504 Analog I/O cable
• 1x 6980507 Analog I/O cable
• 1x 6980508 Audio cable
• 1x 6980511 Battery cable
• 1x 6980512 Power cable
• 2x 6980513 Ethernet cable
• 1x 6980514 Utility cable


CPU SpecChoice of:
• Intel Atom E3826 (2x 1.46 GHz, Intel HD Graphics - Gen 7, 7W TDP, PassMark 700)
• Intel Atom E3845 (4x 1.91 GHz, Intel HD Graphics - Gen 7, 10W TDP, PassMark 1363)
Passive cooled by heatspreader on the underside of the board (ideal for mounting to cold plate/enclosure wall)
Optional additional heatsink available (for operating standalone over full operating temperature range)
Memory2GB or 4GB on-board DDR3 SDRAM, soldered
GraphicsIntel® Gen7 Graphics
OpenGL 3.0, OpenCL 1.2
Dual independent displays for any two of the following:
• 24-bit LVDS LCD flat panel interface
• VGA CRT interface
• DisplayPort or HDMI (cannot be used simultaneously)
Max Resolution:
• VGA, LVDS & DisplayPort: 2560 x 1600 maximum resolution
• HDMI: 1920 x 1080 maximum resolution
Network2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Intel I210IT PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controllers (MAC + PHY)
Boot from LAN (PXE) supported
Storage1 x SATA port
• Supports 1 external device or SATA-DOM
• Supports pin 7 power technology - removes the need for a separate power cable - requires compatible Innodisk SATADOM
1 x mSATA flashdisk socket supports up to 64GB (socket shared with miniPCI-e)
USB3 USB 2.0 ports & 1 USB 3.0 port
Serial4 RS-232, 422 or 485 serial ports
AudioALC892 Codec HD audio with stereo line-out, line-in & microphone
OtherUSB keyboard/mouse
Watchdog timer: Programmable timeout from 0 to 255 seconds
CommonThicker PCB of 2.4mm increases rigidity and enhances long-term reliability
All I/O connectors (except HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB 3.0) provide positive locking connections
OptionsFor custom configurations, all jumpers can be replaced with 0 ohm resistors



Number Of Outputs16 single-ended or 8 differential, user selectable
Resolution16 bits
Range±10V, ±5V, ±2.5V, ±1.25V, 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-2.5V programmable
Max Sample Rate250KHz
Overvoltage Protection±35V on any analogue input without damage
Input Impedance10^13 ohms
Nonlinearity±3LSB, no missing codes
On-board FIFO2048 samples, programmable threshold
CalibrationAutocalibration with software support



Number Of Outputs4, 16-bit resolution
Resolution16-bit resolution
Current±5mA max per channel
Range±5V, ±10V, 0-5V, 0-10V programmable
Settling time10µS max to 0.012%
Nonlinearity±2 LSB, monotonic
OtherReset to zero-scale or mid-scale (jumper selectable)
Waveform generator: Programmable



I/Os22 programmable direction
InputsInput voltage
• Logic 0: 0V min, 0.8V max
• Logic 1: 2.0V min, 5.5V max
Input current
• 1µA at 3.3V, -5µA at 0V
OutputsOutput voltage
• Logic 0: 0.0V min, 0.55V max
• Logic 1: 2.0V min, 3.3V max
Output current
• Logic 0: 64mA max at 0.55V
• Logic 1: 32mA max at 2V


ExpansionPC/104-Plus (ISA + PCI) stackable I/O , above and below
1 x PCIe MiniCard socket (shared with mSATA)
ElectricalPower Input: +5VDC +-5%
Power Consumption:
• 8.5W idle (E3845 CPU)
• 8.0W idle (E3826 CPU)
MechanicalForm Factor: PC/104-Plus
Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.0 in. (114 x 102 mm)
Cooling: Via conduction cooling of base plate/heatspreader or via additional heatsink (fitted to base plate/heatspreader)
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareWES7, WES8, Win7, Win8
APIUniversal Driver
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -40ºC to +85ºC (-40ºF to +185ºF)
Temperature range (storage): -40ºC to +85ºC (-40ºF to +185ºF)
Humidity0-90% non-condensing
Weight243.8g (8.6oz) with heat spreader, without heatsink
VibrationMIL-STD-202G compatible
ShockMIL-STD-202G compatible
Warranty2 Years
Recab UK
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