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Integrating Custom Hardware - Legacy products

25 Aug 2010

Juniper Systems rugged handheld computers can have custom hardware integrated within and/or outside of certain specific areas (referred to as modules) of the rugged, water-tight case housing. Also, additional case housing (referred to as expansion pods, packs, or extended caps) can be added to the handheld to provide more room (and possibly a water-tight seal and ruggedization) for larger dimension hardware. Integrated electronic hardware can be powered by the handheld computer as discussed in our Power Devices through Ports or Card Slots FAQ webpage. Please contact sales@junipersys.com for additional and more detailed information (some information is proprietary and requires a signed mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)).

Note: Custom hardware integration that penetrates the standard water-tight case housing of the Field PC (potentially exposing the normal internal electronics of the handheld computer to environmental elements) or that exceeds our electronic specifications needs to be reviewed by our engineers and our support team to resolve questions regarding possible immediate voiding of the handheld computer's product warranty. It is highly recommended to consult with our engineers throughout the design of hardware to be integrated.

Listed in the table below are the current modules and additional case housing provided for each of our rugged handheld computers, what electronic interfaces are available within these areas, and some previously developed integrated electronic hardware that is now generally available.

 

Rugged Handheld Computer Model

 

Module Name

 

Water-tight Seal

Electronic Interfaces

 

Existing Developments

 

TK6000 (Carlson Surveyor)

 

Small Expansion Pack

 

Can be sealed separately

60-pin board-to-board connector (sealed), currently providing:

- 3.3V UART

- 16-bit Data Bus

- 10-bit Address Bus

- 4-bit GPIO

- USB Host*

(*upon request only)

 

-GSM EDGE Modem

-Developer base or reference PCBA

 

Large Expansion Pack

 

Can be sealed separately

60-pin board-to-board connector (sealed), currently providing:

- 3.3V UART

- 16-bit Data Bus

- 10-bit Address Bus

- 4-bit GPIO

- USB Host*

(*upon request only)

-Developer base or reference PCBA

 

Communication (I/O) Module

 

Not sealed

60-pin board-to-board connector (sealed), currently with a field replaceable I/O board providing:

- Two 9-pin RS-232

- USB Client Mini B

- USB Host Full A

- Custom 12V DC Jack charging port

 

- Standard Ports

 

Archer Field PC

Universal Extended Cap (with transparent back window, optional external cable channels and sensor mounting strap)

Sealed (unless using external cable(s) and/or sensor(s))

- CFIO card slot

- SDIO card slot

- Linear barcode scanner (with a red CR39 lense integrated into the top of the cap)- RFID reader- National Instruments CF-6004 DAQ (with a 15-pin sealed external connector integrated into the top of the cap)- GPS receiver

Communication Extended Cap

Sealed

- CFIO card slot

- SDIO card slot

- WiFi 802.11b/g

Standard Cap

Sealed

- CFIO card slot

- SDIO card slot

 

Communication (I/O) Module

Not sealed

20 pogo pins (sealed), currently with a field replaceable I/O board providing:- 9-pin RS-232

- USB Client Mini B

- USB Host Mini A

- Custom 12V DC Jack charging port

- Standard Ports

 

Other

   

 

- Hemisphere XF101 DGPS receiver- Surveylab Longbow GPS, laser range finder, digital compass, digital camera

 

Allegro Field PC

Expansion Pod

Sealed

- PCMCIA slot, Type I or Type II 16-bit- 50-pin ribbon cable connector, currently providing:

- 3.3V UART

- 8-bit Data Bus

- 3-bit Address Bus

- 10-bit GPIO

- USB Host*

(*upon request only, MX only)

- Various National Instruments DAQ PCMCIA cards (with an additional board providing power for sensors, and a 50-pin sealed external connector integrated into the top of the cap)

- Linear barcode scanner (with a red CR39 lense integrated into the top of the pod)

- GPS receiver (with external antenna connector and mount)

- Custom radio modem (with small pod extension for internal antenna)

- Wifi 802.11b (with external antenna)

Standard PC Card Door

Sealed

- PCMCIA slot, Type I or Type II 16-bit

- MicroSDHC memory slot (MX only)

- Standard card slot(s)

Communication (I/O) Module (MX only)

Not sealed

60-pin board-to-board connector (sealed) currently with an I/O board providing:

- 9-pin RS-232

- USB Client Mini B

- USB Host Full A

- Custom 12V DC Jack charging port

- Standard ports

* Integrating SDIO devices in the battery slot 2 of the Mesa Rugged Notepad is not recommended, mainly because it has not been thoroughly tested for stability. Third party solutions that use this integration method do so at their own risk.