Designing and building an Intel Dual Core Fanless Car System
By David Clack on Apr 22, 2009
So I've been asked to help with the design and build of an Intel Dual Core Fanless system for a car.
I'm starting with an Axiomtek EP840 Motherboard with C2D 1.8GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, the specs call for:
2 x Ethernet 10/100/1000
1 x Serial
4 x Canbus controllers
1 x 8Gb SSD
1 x car power adapter
I have to run Solaris 10 X86 U6 and Java Real Time System
I've got the EP840 installed with SX86, everything looks like it's working, I did have issues with the Realtek RTL8111/RTL8168B ethernet controllers but SX86 engineering sent me updated drivers last night.
I have a fan on the processor currently, we will swap it out for heat sink when we design the case.
Hilscher is supplying the Canbus controllers for the PCI104 connector, we should be able to stack two high, giving us four Canbus ports.
I have a real SATA hard drive connected right now, I'm waiting for delivery of the Trancend 2.5" cased 8Gb SATA SSD.