Two rugged, embedded PC/104-Plus computers announced
Salt Lake City, UT—To better aid high-speed networking, data transfer, and bandwidth-intensive applications, Parvus Corp. reports it will soon release two additional PC/104-Plus single-board computers (SBC) based on the Intel’s ultra low-voltage (ULV) Celeron Tualatin processor and Intel’s 815E chipset.
Salt Lake City, UT— To better aid high-speed networking, data transfer, and bandwidth-intensive applications, Parvus Corp. reports it will soon release two additional PC/104-Plus single-board computers (SBC) based on the Intel’s ultra low-voltage (ULV) Celeron Tualatin processor and Intel’s 815E chipset. Parvus adds that its SpacePC 1451 and 1453 embedded processor boards will deliver fanless operation, shock and vibration resistance, and high reliability in extreme environments. The two boards will be available by late in 2005’s second quarter.
SpacePC 1451 and 1453 will come equipped with high-speed networking and serial bus controllers. SpacePC 1451 will have six USB 2.0 ports and two USB 1.1 ports, as well as a fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) controller. Alternatively, SpacePC 1453’s CPU will offer both a 1-Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) Ethernet controller and a fast Ethernet controller, as well as four USB 1.1 ports.
For added reliability, neither board will require active cooling. Power consumption is kept low at approximately 8.0 W. Both boards will be offered in standard (0-50 °C ) and extended (-40-80 °C) temperature formats. RAM memory will be soldered directly onto the boards to guarantee compatibility, enhance thermal performance, and ensure operation under shock and vibration stress when used in mobile applications. Other standard features include a VGA video interface, two serial ports, AC97 audio interface, auxiliary power, keyboard and mouse connectors, and two IDE controllers that support any type of IDE Flash device, such as DiskonModule, CompactFlash and Flash Disk.
Both the 1451 and 1453 CPUs are compatible with standard PC x86 and real-time operation systems (RTOS), such as Windows, QNX, VxWorks, and Linux. Potential applications include real-time industrial control and manufacturing automation, digital video and multimedia data acquisition, portable/mobile data storage, medical/industrial imaging, in-vehicle electronics networking, simulation, robotics, and aviation computing systems, among others.
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Jim Montague, news editor