Pandora is an enclosure system designed by Diamond Systems for use with our PNL-EAP panel I/O board mated to a Prometheus, Athena CPU board. (When mated to an Athena, the upper temperature limit is reduced.) It features fast and easy assembly due to the fact that most or all internal cables can be eliminated. Rather than requiring the installation of special corner mounts or forcing the stack into a set of corner guides, the entire stack is bolted directly to the front plate of the case, forming a rugged, easily-handled assembly.
The PC/104 Pandora case measures 5.5" wide by 5.75" high. It comes in three lengths:
The 1.7"(43.18mm) case accommodates the CPU, the panel I/O board, and an optional notebook hard drive.
The 3.0"(76.2mm) case accommodates the CPU, panel board, up to two additional PC/104 boards, and an optional notebook hard drive.
The 5.0"(127mm) case accommodates the CPU, panel board, up to five additional PC/104 boards, and an optional notebook hard drive.
Case lengths accommodate PC/104 boards with stackthrough configuration (long pins on the bottom side) at the bottom of the stack so no special effort is required to obtain non-stackthrough boards or to cut the connector pins. The length is also sufficient to enable mounting a notebook hard drive below the bottom board and attaching it to the rear end plate.
The 3.0" length is designed with the intention of accommodating two additional boards. A typical configuration might include a VGA board and a DC/DC power supply for use in mobile applications. However any two boards can be installed.
The interior cavity is wide enough to install any PC/104 board with almost any I/O connector, including pin headers with ejector latches.
Each Pandora case includes case body, front plate to accommodate the panel board, rear plate, and all mounting hardware (screws and spacers). Additional end plates are available separately.