Eugene, Ore. - VersaLogic Corp., here, and Octagon Systems (Westminster, Colo.) have each introduced single-board computer (SBC) systems for applications that require a -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C temperature range.
VersaLogic's 3.9 x 3.7-inch PC/104-Plus Jaguar board, based on a 350-MHz Intel Celeron CPU, features 10/100 Ethernet, AGP video/flat-panel support, industrial I/O and DiskOnChip support. Transient-voltage suppressors, provide ESD protection on the I/O ports. The board targets transportation, automation, medical, aerospace and similar markets. It's available from stock, priced at $1,097 in OEM quantities.
Suitable for most of those same markets, Oxford's PC-600 is based on a 300-MHz Pentium-class CPU that can operate with little or no ventilation. Priced at $622 in 100-piece quantities, the 5.75 x 8-inch board can be configured with up to 512 Mbytes of SDRAM and 2 Gbytes of CompactFlash. It supports QNX, Linux and Windows CE.Net. It also includes dual 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports, four serial ports and a parallel port with back-drive protection, along with a floppy port, dual USB ports, AC97-compatible audio, CRT and flat-panel video (to 1,280 x 1,024 pixels) and three EIDE ports.