Parvus Corporation recently chose the Military and Aerospace Electronics West 2003 show in the US to display its new SpacePC 4320 embedded computer.
Based on the Pentium MMX class AMD Geode GX1 CPU, the 4320 Series is a low-power PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC), which is said to be ideal for space-constrained applications requiring the performance of the x86 Intel architecture.
Running at clock speeds of 266MHz and equipped with 128MB of soldered SDRAM, the 4320 Series provides embedded systems designers in aviation, defence, transportation, and industrial applications with a tightly integrated computer, priced at $372/per unit in volume orders of 100+ units.
It is available in both standard (0 degrees C to +60 degrees C) and extended (-40 degrees C to +85 degrees C) temperature rated versions.
The PC/104-Plus module reportedly couples all of the standard interfaces of a desktop PC with support for both Windows and Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS), such as Linux, QNX and VxWorks.
Integrated peripheral controllers include SVGA (resolution up to 1280×1024 pixels), two serial ports, one parallel port, one Fast Ethernet controller, one E-IDE interface, keyboard, mouse, USB port, and AC7 sound port. The BIOS is stored in a 1MB EPROM, which comes pre-loaded with a ROM-DOS kernel to facilitate rapid implementation.
While supplies last, a limited quantity of the SpacePC 4320 CPU will be available for free evaluation. Visit <A HREF=’http://www.SpacePC.com’>SpacePC</A> for more information.