This board installs in a PCIe 1X (or 4X, 8X & 16X) slot and monitors a PC for hardware/software lock-ups or computer malfunctions.
This board comes with a standard size PC bracket. Click the option above if you also want a Low-Profile type bracket
The PCIe PC Watchdog provides a solution to reboot PC file servers, telecom, security, kiosk, video surveillance, digital signage and industrial systems that occasionally lock up but must be available on a continuous basis. Increase your system availabilty and protect against unexpected downtime or blue screens (BSOD).
The PCIe PC Watchdog timer ships with utility programs for control & "tickling" of the board. Sample source code and libraries are also provided in Visual "C" and Visual Basic to allow users to write their own applications to configure or "tickle" the board. Use the CD image download below to see the samples provided along with all the programmer's documentation. The PCIe PC Watchdog works works with Win 2K XP Vista Win7 Win 8 Win 10 Server2003 Server2008 (32 & 64 Bit Versions on all).
As well as functioning as a watchdog timer, the PCIe PC Watchdog board also provides additional user I/O on the DB-25 connector on the rear of the board. The I/O is configured by DIP switch options as well as user provided software.
The board meets the dimensions for the PCI MD1 (low-profile) specification for use with small PC cases. The board can be ordered with a low-profile bracket for use in a low-profile case or it can be ordered with a standard size bracket for regular PC cases.
The PCIe PC Watchdog ships with the following:
- This link is for the latest version of the PCIe Hardware Manual.
PCIe PC Watchdog PDF Manual
- This link is for the latest version of the Universal DLL Programmer's Manual which describes all the functions provided in the DLL for users who write their own application programs.
Universal DLL PDF Programmer's Manual
- This link is for the current version of the distribution CD that contains all the manuals, programs, drivers, and the sample software. This includes the sample "C" and VB.net code for those users who wish to write their own aps or want to incorporate watchdog support into their existing software.
Distribution CD Image File (ZIP File)
PC Watchdog® - is a registered trademark of Berkshire Products, Inc.
|Bus Type||PCIe Express 1X|
|Bracket Type||Optional: Low-Profile for MD1/2 PC case or Standard|
|Power||+3.3V - 50mA, +12V - 50mA|
|Digital Input||4 General Purpose - 5V max|
|Digital Output||4 General Purpose - Open Collector - 5V max|
|Aux Relays||2 DPDT (2 form C) 24V - 1A max|
|Analog Input||1 8-bit 5V Max|
|External Trigger Input||1 External Trigger - 5V max|