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PMC Power Monitoring Support Now Available

Raleigh, NC, May 2013 – Beyond Electronics, a technology leader providing rugged, real-time computing solutions to OEMs and system integrators, has introduced a PMC voltage and current monitoring board. The board provides the capability of real time monitoring of the system power supplies connected to a PMC as well as the current draw of the PMC for each of the monitored power rails. The board is particularly useful for system integrators who need to better understand the power profile of their system, integrators who are seeking system power problems or users who need to monitor the health of their PMC boards based on their power consumption.

For each power rail, the board is capable of reporting the actual input voltage, voltage drop across the measurement shunt resistor, calculated Amps and calculated Watts. Calibration for the unit is also programmable.

The small form factor monitoring board mounts between the host platform and the PMC. A connector is provided on the board to enable connection to an I2C bus provided by the host system. Data is then offloaded from the board by I2C. The I2C addresses are user configurable from a preset range. Two I2C connectors are available on the board to enable daisy chain topology of the connections to other boards or other I2C devices.

The board has been tested extensively across a temperature range of -40 to +85C. It is available for 32 or 64 bit PCI systems and is ready for immediate shipment.

For more information about the PMC-VCM or any of Beyond Electronics’ line of rugged products, please visit Beyond Electronics’ web site at http://www.beyondelectronics.us, or contact Beyond Electronics Corporation at 1-919-231-8000, fax 1-919-231-8001.

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