Exploiting IC maker Silicon Motion's 128-bit Type SM731 graphics accelerator chip, Peritek is rolling out a ruggedized IEEE P1383.1-compliant PMC graphics board. What makes this one a tad different is that it's conduction-cooled.
Slated for use in high-performance VMEbus and CompactPCI embedded systems, Peritek's new Model Duros/PMC board supports screen resolutions up to 1,600 x 1,200 pixels, at vertical scan rates up to 91 Hz.
The on-board SM731 silicon is supported with 16 Mbytes of SDRAM. The board also supports single-channel analog VGA, single channel DVI (an option, however), or dual-channel LVDS outputs. With the DVI (a.k.a PanelLink) option, this graphics board can support simultaneous DVI and VGA outputs. Speaking of outputs, all are made on a 64-pin PMC Pn4 rear-panel connector.
Software support for this board-level product includes the Standard Drawing Library for VxWorks and Linux, WindML for VxWorks, and XFree86 X Windows for Linux. You can also get Windows 2000/XP support with OpenGL and DirectX support.
So, how much? Pricing for a Class 3 ruggedized version starts at about $2400 each/100.
For further information call Debie Burford at Peritek, 5550 Redwood Rd., Oakland, California 94619. Phone: (800) 281-4567. Be sure to check out Peritek's Web site, too.---AMM (29 Oct. 2003)