Peritek Breaks Price Barrier for Ruggedized 128-bit Graphics

10/1/2003 - Peritek, a Curtiss-Wright company (NYSE: CW; CW.B) and the leading provider of mezzanine graphics boards for embedded systems, has introduced its first ruggedized IEEE P1383.1 compliant PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) graphics board for use in VMEbus and CompactPCI embedded systems. The Duros/PMC is a conduction-cooled, high-resolution display controller. The first ruggedized graphics card to feature Silicon Motion's 128-bit SM731 graphics accelerator, the Duros/PMC significantly lowers the cost of high-performance ruggedized PMC graphics.

"The Duros/PMC brings affordable high performance graphics to harsh environment applications," said Victor Gold, Vice President of Graphics Engineering. "Its SM731 graphics engine offers next-generation performance in a rugged, low power, conduction cooled and conformally coated PMC module. This affordably priced, high-speed, high resolution graphics card sets a new standard for cost-effective ruggedized PMC graphics."

Powered by Silicon Motion's 128-bit SM731 graphics accelerator, Duros/PMC supports screen resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) at vertical scan rates up to 91 Hz. The SM731 is supported with 16 Mbytes of high speed SDRAM display memory to provide ample local storage for image and off-screen data such as texture maps, Z-buffer, and backing store.

Duros/PMC supports analog VGA, DVI (option) or LVDS output. With the DVI (PanelLink) option, the Duros/PMC can support simultaneous DVI and VGA outputs. All outputs are via the card's 64-pin PMC Pn4 rear panel connector. Duros/PMC is designed for displays running in VxWorks, Linux and Windows operating system environments. It also supports DirectX and 3D/OpenGL environments running Windows.

Ruggedization Levels
The Duros/PMC is designed for mission-critical military, aerospace, homeland security and industrial applications and is available in two levels of ruggedization: Class 2 and Class 3.

Duros/PMC Hardware Features:

Duros/PMC Software Support:

Microsoft Windows 2K/XP support with OpenGL and DirectX support
Peritek offers compatible families of graphics controllers on PMC, CompactPCI and PCI platforms to offer the widest range of embedded and industrial operating systems compatibility. In addition to the Duros/PMC (and the commercial grade Tropos/PMC), Peritek also offers the Stratus/PMC, a cost-effective, high performance SM731-based PMC dual-head graphics module with video capture capability and the Argus/PMC, a dual display graphics controller with audio/video input/USB 2.0. Please contact Peritek for more information or consult our web page at

About Peritek
Since 1976, Peritek, a division of VISTA Controls, and a Curtiss-Wright company, has supplied state-of-the-art graphics and peripheral cards to a variety of industries including aviation, defense and medical. Its cutting-edge graphics controllers include PMC, PCI, CompactPCI and VME solutions that support a number of operating languages including Solaris, Windows, Linux, and VxWorks. In addition, Peritek supplies products for bomb detection, industrial automation and medical imaging applications.

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