Eugene, OregonBoard maker VersaLogic Corp. announces a new embedded computer to add to its existing line of PC/104-Plus form-factor board-level products. Significantly, VersaLogic's new Lynx board features a high reliability design that dissipates less than 5-W total. It runs an AMD Elan SC520 microprocessor, which is an x86-compatible (486-class) chip.
The system's PC/104-Plus interface supports both ISA and PCI add-on modules. Standard pass-through connectors let you stack the board either above or below other PC/104 modules. It can also be used as a CPU module for larger system, by plugging it into a proprietary baseboard that includes specific user I/O circuitry.
A High-Temp Version
The Lynx is also available in both commercial temperature and extended temperature range (-40°C to +85°C) versions. As such, it should prove useful to designers of medical, avionics, security, and defense systems. Since the Lynx doesn't include on-board video circuitry, it's applicable to headless applications in process monitoring, data acquisition, communications routing, or safety monitoring of critical systems. What's more, it has a very small footprint, measuring just 3.55 x 3.775-in. in size.
Features include 64-Mbytes of soldered-ion SDRAM, four serial COM ports, and Ethernet, IDE, and parallel LPT interfaces. The Lynx also packs two counter/timers, a floppy interface, and keyboard/mouse ports.
Operating System Support
As with other VersaLogic embedded computer boards, the Lynx includes a customizable OEM-enhanced BIOS that's field-upgradeable. It's designed to work with embedded OS (operating systems), including Windows CE, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, DOS, and other realtime OSs.
Currently available from stock, the Lynx is priced at about $400 a pop in OEM quantities. Unfortunately, this product is so new that the company hasn't made data sheets available for it yet on its Web site.
For additional information contact Adrian Frost at VersaLogic Corp., 3888 Stewart Rd., Eugene, Oregon 97402. Phone: (541) 485-8575. E-mail: email@example.com or AdrianFrost@VersaLogic.com
VersaLogic, 541-485-8575, www.versalogic.com