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Parvus SBC includes Intel processor, chipset

Posted: 09 Dec 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:parvus? pci-104? single board computer? sbc? spacepc 8500?

Parvus Corp. announced it will soon release a PCI-104 form factor Single Board Computer (SBC) that is designed with a low voltage 400MHz processor" target=_blank>intel celeron processor and Intel 815E chipset.

Offering low power consumption, the SpacePC 8500 series CPU does not require any fan cooling and is suited for embedded aerospace, defense, and transportation applications. According to the press release, this product conforms to the new PCI-only architecture of the PC/104 specification (known as PCI-104), and takes advantage of a high speed PCI bus yet in a small rugged form factor.

Measuring 90-by-96mm, the embedded CPU module features 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 OSes. A preinstalled ROM-DOS OS kernel, along with the system BIOS, comes installed in the board's 1MB Flash EPROM. In addition, a SODIMM memory socket is installed onboard to support PC100-133 SDRAM.

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.

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