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VersaLogic Tiger PC/104-Plus SBC with Intel® Atom™ Z5xx (Menlow XL) Processor

VL-EPM-24 - PC/104+ Ethernet Expansion ModuleEugene, OR — May 2, 2011 — VersaLogic Corp., an Oregon-based embedded computer company, today announced the Tiger, a PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) featuring great performance, very low power consumption, and fanless operation.

The Tiger takes advantage of Intel's Atom Z5xx (Menlow XL) processor, which was designed specifically for embedded applications. Based upon Intel's 45 nm hi-k Metal Gate Silicon technology, the Z5xx series Atom chip offers high performance, industrial temperature (-40º to +85ºC) operation and radically reduced power requirements. Its advanced power management capabilities include the new C6 state (Deep Power Down Technology) and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology.

Leveraging the high performance/low power capabilities of the Atom Z5xx and its US15WP(T) chipset, the Tiger is an ideal choice for space, weight, and power (SWaP) constrained embedded applications. Based on the industry standard PC/104-Plus form factor, this compact and rugged SBC is an excellent solution for industrial, energy, defense/aerospace, medical, and robotics applications where a small footprint, low power draw (6W typical), and fanless operation are crucial design factors.

The Tiger was designed for embedded environments requiring high performance, low power consumption, and passive cooling," said Len Crane, President of VersaLogic. "The Tiger's PC/104-Plus design delivers plenty of I/O plus all the best features of the Intel Atom processor in a very compact, industry standard SBC."

Available in both a 1.6 GHz commercial temperature (0º to +60ºC) version and a 1.33 GHz industrial temperature (-40º to +85ºC) version, the rugged Tiger board meets MIL-STD-202G specifications for mechanical shock and vibration for use in harsh environments.

Standard on-board features include a gigabit Ethernet port with network boot capability, SO-DIMM socket for up to 2 GB DDR2 RAM, seven USB 2.0 ports, four serial ports, IDE controller with support for two devices, HD audio, and a Disk on Module (DOM) socket for removable flash storage. Video features include advanced 3D graphics, high-definition video, integrated LVDS, and optional analog VGA support. Industry standard PC/104-Plus expansion provides plug-in access to a wide variety of PC/104 and PC/104-Plus expansion modules from numerous vendors. The SPX expansion interface provides low-cost plug-in expansion for additional analog, digital, and CANbus I/O.

The Tiger features Phoenix Technologies’ Embedded BIOS® with OEM enhancements. The field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults and the Firmbase™ software developers kit (SDK) for security, remote/network booting, and other application functions. ACPI 2.0 support provides advanced power management capabilities. Tiger is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems, including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

This new product includes VersaLogic's 5+ year production life guarantee and is customizable, even in low OEM quantities. Customization options include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, connector changes, and additional services.

The Tiger SBC will be available from stock starting in May of 2011. Pricing starts around $725 in OEM quantities. Contact Sales@VersaLogic.com or visit www.VersaLogic.com for more information.

About VersaLogic Corporation

A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded OEM applications. Its 5+ year production life guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. Product platforms include EBX, PC/104™, PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, EPIC™, SUMIT, and SPX™. For five consecutive years, VersaLogic has received the coveted Platinum level vendor rating based on independent user surveys by technology research firm VDC Research Group, Inc. VersaLogic is registered to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. For more information, visit www.VersaLogic.com.