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Parvus CPU based on AMD MCU

Posted: 24 Nov 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:parvus? spacepc? 4200 series? cpu? pc/104-plus processor board?

Parvus Corp. has unveiled its SpacePC 4200 CPU, a fanless 5 x 86 class PC/104-Plus processor board based around the 32-bit AMD ?lan SC520 microcontroller (MCU). Operating at clock speeds of 133MHz with a typical power consumption of 4.6W, the 4200 series module integrates two 10/100MBps Fast Ethernet controllers and four serial ports (2 RS-232, 2 RS-232/422/485) to provide embedded systems in aerospace, industrial, medical, and transportation applications. Other standard onboard peripherals include a bidirectional EPP/ECP parallel port, EIDE hard drive interface, speaker port, AT keyboard and PS/2 mouse interfaces, real-time clock, watchdog timer, and two additional 16-bit counter/timers.

The product does not require any active cooling, has no moving parts and comes equipped with 64MB of soldered SDRAM memory. Available in both standard (0C to 60C) and extended (-40C to 8C) temperature rated versions, the 4200 series incorporates an IDE controller that supports the use of rugged Solid State Disk (SSD) devices, such as DiskOnModule, CompactFlash, and ATA Flash drives.

Priced at $314 each in volume orders of 100 plus units, the CPU module also includes drivers for both Windows and RTOSs, such as Linux, QNX and VxWorks. It integrates both the PC/104 (ISA) and PC/104-Plus (PCI) buses, enabling the 4200 series to be stacked on top of other PC/104 add-on modules. Its BIOS is stored in a 1MB EPROM, which comes pre-loaded with a ROM-DOS kernel to facilitate rapid implementation.

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