I have been recently tasked with getting a prototype for an old project up and running. I had hardware problems with one of the boards (an old Viper from now Eurotech). I tried to get their TITAN board but since I'm making prototypes for a research project, I'm not in Eurotech's business interests.
So I'm looking for some vendor recommendations that work well with small-time research projects. The board itself doesn't require anything too fancy, just 2 serial ports, a compact flash disk for recording data, and a couple digital I/O lines. Unfortunately, the enclosure is pretty tight that was designed to the Viper, so boards that sport top-entry connectors would be preferred (don't know about availability).
I don't know the reputation of these board manufactures. If someone can recommend a company or two that one has had good experience with that supports smaller orders, had trouble-free hardware, supports Windows CE O/S (preferred), and has a decent level of support (that we're willing to pay for), that would be great.
Also, is there a size difference between PC/104 and PC/104+? It's not particularly clear.
Thanks, John D.