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Helix AC1

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Small headless, low-cost, Intel Atom, fanless stand-alone industrial computer.

  • On-board Intel Atom Dual Core N2600, N2800, or D2550 processor
  • One DDR3 SO-DIMM socket up to 4GB
  • 4x USB 2.0 and 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports with Enhanced Surge Protection
  • 1x Mini-PCIe slot (occupied by WiFi card)
  • One CFast socket
  • 12VDC input, AC-DC power adapter included

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The Helix AC1 is an Intel Atom 3rd Generation Cedarview compact embedded system designed for headless operation. This small form-factor industrial computer excludes any externally accessible video output to prevent unauthorized users from tampering or modifying the operation of the onboard software or operating system. BIOS design features allow for autonomous operation eliminating the need for a human operator to maintain this system.

Target applications and uses include remote installations, network appliance systems, data acquisitions, environmental monitoring, test and measurement, and automotive computing.

Auto Power-On and Auto Boot

Helix AC1 is designed for mission critical applications that require this system to be running 24/7, and remote installations where sending a technician out is not always feasible. Helix AC1 was purposely designed without an external power switch to eliminate the possibility of the system being turned off accidentally or maliciously. Instead, the BIOS has been designed to automatically power-on the Helix AC1 and boot up to the OS, when power is applied to the system. The only way to turn off the Helix AC1 is to remove power to the unit or do a soft shutdown from within the operating system. In the event of a power outage, the Helix AC1 is capable of powering back on automatically as soon as power is restored to the computer.

In addition to these features, the Helix AC1 has an onboard watchdog timer that can be used to reboot the system in case of a hardware fault or software error. This is especially useful in instances where the computer might not be easily accessible to human operators to reboot the system.

Helix AC1 can be configured to your specification and customized witth your branding.. If you have questions, require a quote, or need volume/reseller pricing, our Systems Experts and customer service team are here to help. Please email us atsales@enochsystems.comor call us toll-free at 1-877-722-1116.

what's Included
HX-AC1 Headless Intel Atom Cedarview industrial embedded system
PWA-60 19VDC input 60w AC-DC power adapter with power cord
PC/18AWG 6ft computer power cord
AL/0014 35mm DIN rail mounting clip
10-48-010 Pair of wall mounting brackets


Processor & Chipset
CPU Socket Onboard
System Bus DMI

Intel Atom 3rd generation Cedarview processor

  • Intel Atom Dual Core N2600 1.6GHz processor, 3.5W TDP
  • Intel Atom Dual Core N2800 1.86GHz processor, 6.5W TDP
  • Intel Atom Dual Core D2550 1.86GHz processor, 10W TDP
Number of processors (std/max) 1/1
Processor Cooling Passive Heatsink
Chipset Intel NM10 Express Chipset
Memory Capacity Up to 4GB of single channel DDR3 800 MHz memory
Memory Sockets 1x 204-Pin SO-DIMM socket
DIMM Sizes 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB
Standard / Integrated Devices
Network Controllers
  • Two Realtek RTL8111EVL PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controllers with Enhanced Surge Protection
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T
Wireless Optional 802.11 b/g/n WiFi via Mini PCIe card
Audio Realtek ALC662 HD Audio
Graphics PowerVR SGX 545 (GMA 3600@400MHz) Integrated Graphic (N2600)
PowerVR SGX 545 (GMA 3650@640MHz) Integrated Graphic (N2800)
PowerVR SGX 545 (GMA 3650@640MHz) Integrated Graphic (D2550)
Watchdog Timer 1-255 min/sec
Super IO Fintek F71808A
Supported Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Windows Embedded Standard 7 E (WS7E) 32-bit
Windows Embedded Standard 7 P (WS7P) 32-bit
Helix AC1 has limited support for other operating systems. If you require an operating system other than Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, please contact our Systems Experts at sales@enochsystems.com or call us toll-free at 1-877-722-1116.
I/O Ports
Front Panel I/O Ports Power LED and Hard Drive LED
4x USB 2.0 ports
2x Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (10/100/1000 BASE-T RJ-45)
3x Antenna holes
12V DC jack
Rear Panel I/O Ports 3x Antenna holes
Right Panel I/O Ports 3x Antenna holes
Left Panel I/O Ports 3x Antenna holes
Internal I/O Ports 2x USB Headers for up to three USB 2.0 ports
1x 24-bit dual channel LVDS connector/inverter (CHRONTEL CH7511B chipset up to 1920 x 1200)
1x 18-bit single channel LVDS connector/inverter (PowerVR SGX 545 chipset)
1x 8-bit GPIO Header
1x CIR Header
3x RS-232 Serial headers
1x RS-232/422/485 Serial header (12V/5V selectable)
Expansion Slots
Supported Bus Interfaces Mini-PCIe
Expansion Slots One Mini-PCIe x1 slot supports full-height or half-height cards
Storage and Media
Number of hard drives supported None
Interface type supported 1x SATA 3Gb/s ports
Solid State Storage 1x CFast socket
Low profile Serial ATA Disk on Modules (SATADOM) Available
Storage Controllers Intel NM10 Express Chipset
Chassis and Power Supply
Form Factor Small Form Factor (SFF)
Construction Aluminum chassis with fanless design
System Cooling Fanless
Mounting Options Desktop
DIN Rail
Chassis Dimensions
(W x D x H)
Without wall mounting brackets
152.6mm x 114.34mm x 29.77mm
6.01" x 4.50" x 1.17"

With wall mounting brackets
172.61mm x 114.34mm x 34.77mm
6.80 " x 4.50" x 1.37"
Power Supply
  • Onboard DC to DC power converter supports 12 VDC input
  • Includes 60W AC adapter with 12VDC output
Operating temperature Ambient with air flow 0C to 60C (32F to 140F)
Non operating temperature -20C to 80C (-4F to 176F)
Humidity (operating) 8 - 90% non-condensing
Humidity (non operating) 5 - 95% non-condensing
Certification (Power Adapter) CE approval