Conforming to the new PCI-only architecture of the PC/104 specification (known as PCI-104), the SpacePC 8500 Series takes advantage of a high speed PCI bus yet in a small rugged form factor. This embedded CPU module measures only 3.550� x 3.775� (90x96mm) in size and integrates a wealth of onboard peripherals. Standard features include 4 USB ports, 1 Fast Ethernet interface (10/100Mbps), 2 RS-232 Serial ports, 1 Parallel port, 1 Floppy port, 1 VGA interface, LVDS LCD/Flat panel interface, 1 AC97 Bus, Auxiliary Power, Keyboard and Mouse connectors and an Ultra DMA IDE controller that supports any type of IDE Flash devices (DiskonModule�, CompactFlash� and Flash Disk).
Like Parvus� other PC/104 and PC/104-Plus SpacePC CPU modules, the 8500 Series is compatible with Windows� CE, XP� Embedded, Linux, QNX� Neutrino, and VxWorks� operating systems. A preinstalled ROM-DOS� OS kernel, along with the system BIOS, comes installed in the board�s 1MB Flash EPROM to facilitate rapid customer implementation. A SODIMM memory socket is installed onboard to support PC100-133 SDRAM.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The SpacePC� 8500 is expected to be in stock by late Q4 2004. Prospective customers can pre-order now. The board with 256MB of SDRAM starts at $599/each in volume orders of 100+ units.
Parvus Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer and systems integrator of modular computer boards, enclosures, displays and embedded systems based on the PC/104 computer standard. Parvus offers rugged, Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) computing solutions ideal for avionics, military, medical, industrial, and transportation OEMs. For more information, visit http://www.parvus.com or call 801.483.1533.
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