Apr. 15, 2008
San Jose, California — At the Embedded Systems Conference today VersaLogic announced that it has released a new PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) for embedded OEM applications. Cougar uses a highly efficient AMD® LX 800 processor that provides very low power consumption without sacrificing performance. The benefits of fanless operation (no moving parts), soldered-on system memory, and extended temperature operation (-40° to +85°C) make the Cougar an ideal choice for demanding military, aerospace, medical and industrial applications.
The Cougar's highly-integrated AMD LX 800 processor delivers Celeron® 800 MHz-equivalent performance while drawing less than 5 watts of power. Standard on-board features include 256 MB soldered-on SDRAM, dual 10/100 Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, IDE interface, and three COM ports. A CompactFlash® socket provides reliable, high-capacity on-board storage, with no moving parts. Flexible options for keyboard, mouse, external storage and other devices are provided via USB ports.
The board includes integrated SVGA and LVDS flat-panel support with MMX & 3DNow! for video-intensive applications. The PC/104-Plus interface supports both IS A and PCI add-on modules. Standard pass-through connectors allow the board to be used either above or below other PC/104 modules. It may also be used as a CPU module for a larger system by plugging it into a proprietary base board that includes specific user I/O circuitry. Gary Harris, VersaLogic's vice president of engineering, noted that, “The Cougar is a feature-rich, mid-performance PC/104-Plus platform that complements our existing product family.”
As with other VersaLogic embedded computer boards, the Cougar features a General Software Embedded BIOS with OEM enhancements. The field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults and the addition of firmbase security applications, remote booting, and other pre-OS software functions. The Cougar is compatible with a variety of popular operating systems, including Windows CE/XP/XPe, QNX, VxWorks, Linux and other real-time operating systems. It is fully RoHS-compliant. Available customizations include conformal coating, customized BIOS, revision locks, custom labeling, RTV and wire wrap for shock and vibration protection, and many other options. The Cougar will begin shipping in June 2008. Pricing is around $795 in OEM quantities. For additional information contact VersaLogic Corp. at (541) 485-8575 or
Info@VersaLogic.com, or visit the on-line catalog at www.VersaLogic.com.
About VersaLogic Corporation
A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded OEM applications. Its five year product availability guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. Product platforms include EBX, PC/104, PC/104-Plus , EPIC and SPX™. For five years running, VersaLogic has received the coveted "Platinum" level vendor rating based on independent user surveys by technology research firm VDC Research Group. For more information, visit www.VersaLogic.com.
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