Luterbach, Switzerland Digital-Logic offers a development kit for evaluating its smartModule product family. Consisting of schematics, documentation, a ready-to-run development board with all periphery interfaces and a metal casing with 110/230V power supply, 20GB hard disk, 3.5-inch floppy disk and CD-R drive, the kit provides an outstanding basis for testing the features offered by the smartModule series. With its compact, user-friendly and ready-to-use design, the kit gives developers and programmers full control of the processor and its internal registers and allows them to monitor and debug software processes. The kit is ideal for developing different applications in the field of tele and data communication, traffic engineering and security technology, automotive electronics, automation, and also in medical applications where safety and stability are vital. The development kit is based on the EBX-format carrier board MSEBX855-B(asic) with smart855 bus for connecting smartModule computers. These modules are available with a wide range of processors - from Celeron M 300 up to Pentium M 755 with equivalent Pentium 4 performance from 600 MHz up to 4.0 GHz. Their main memory can be fitted individually from 256 MB to 1024 MB of DDR RAM. The carrier board provides all standard PC interfaces such as VGA, COM1/2/3/4 (RS232/RS485), LPT1, floppy and two EIDE interfaces, an IrDA interface, PS/2 port for mouse and keyboard, and 24 programmable I/Os. In addition, there are six USB 2.0 ports with data rates of up to 480Mbit/s, an AC97 V2.3 compatible audio interface with DTS 5.1 output, and a LAN port (10/100Mbit). The development board uses the "Extreme Graphic“ video controller, which is integrated in the 855GME chip set, and supports DirectX 9 compatibility with a video memory of up to 64MB. The video controller has two different video outputs to control two independent monitors. Besides, the MSEBX855-B is ready for the future: via the SM915 the video controller can be enlarged to up to 128MB and two PCI-Express interfaces and two Serial-ATA interfaces can be activated. Digital-Logic AG , Luterbach, Switzerland. www.digitallogic.com.
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