Fanless boards keep their cool

Parvus will soon release two additional PC/104-Plus Single Board Computers based on the new Ultra Low Voltage IntelCeleronTualatin processor and Intel 815E chipset.

Parvus Corp today announced that it will soon release two additional PC/104-Plus Single Board Computers (SBC) based on the new Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) IntelCeleronTualatin processor and Intel 815E chipset: the SpacePC1451 and 1453.

Parvus claims these new embedded processor boards will deliver an optimized design for fanless operation, shock/vibration resistance, and high reliability in extreme environments.

The SpacePC 1451 and 1453 boards will come equipped with high-speed networking and serial bus controllers for applications with high data transfer, high-speed networking or bandwidth intensive requirements. The SpacePC 1451 will integrate a total of 8 USB ports (6 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 1.1 ports), along with a Fast Ethernet controller. The 1453 CPU, alternatively, will offer both a Gigabit (1000Mbps) Ethernet controller and a Fast Ethernet (10/100Mbps) controller, along with 4 USB 1.1 ports.

Parvus added that neither board will require active cooling. Power consumption is kept low at approximately 8.0 Watts. Both boards will be offered in standard (0 degrees C to +50 degrees C) and extended (-40 degrees C to +80 degrees C) temperature formats. RAM memory will be soldered directly onto the boards to guarantee compatibility, enhance thermal performance, and ensure operation under shock and vibration stress when used in mobile applications.

Other standard features include a VGA video interface, two serial ports, AC97 audio interface, Auxiliary Power, Keyboard and Mouse connectors and two IDE controllers that support any type of IDE Flash device such as DiskonModule, CompactFlash and Flash Disk.

Both the 1451 and 1453 CPUs are compatible with standard PC x86 and real-time operation systems (RTOS), such as Windows, QNX, VxWorksand Linux.

Potential applications include real-time industrial control and manufacturing automation, digital video and multimedia data acquisition, portable/mobile data storage, medical/industrial imaging, in-vehicle electronics networking, simulation, robotics, and aviation computing systems.

The SpacePC 1451 and 1453 are expected to be in stock by late Q2 2005. Pricing starts at less than $800/each in volume orders of 100+ units.

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