parvus Introduces Embedded PC/104 Systems with Shock and Vibration Isolators

2/13/2003 - parvus Corporation unveiled its PC/104 Shock RocksTM line of shock and vibration mitigation products, especially designed to enhance the durability of embedded PC/104 computer systems that undergo mechanical stress. Unit pricing is $10 each.

Made of 59 durometer Silastic® silicone rubber material, these compact shock isolators successfully reduce G-force frequencies on three axis by up to a factor of 10, making them well suited for a wide variety of mobile, airborne, shipboard, space, and other demanding applications common to the aerospace, defense, medical and transportation fields. In fact, Shock Rocks have been implemented in a variety of parvus' PC/104 systems integration projects for the military that require MIL-STD-810 survivability.

Designed to attach to the outside perimeter of a 4" x 4" PC/104 Railed Card Cage, Shock Rocks isolate all points of contact between a removable aluminum card cage and its surrounding enclosure. Mounting PC/104 modules within a card cage in this way eliminates the need for traditional PCB standoffs/spacers and provides a much simpler board removal method over PC/104 containers using compression-mounted rubber rails.

Depending on the size of the PC/104 card cage, typically eight to twelve Shock Rocks are attached. Up to 14 PC/104 modules can be securely held in a shock/vibration-dampened Railed Card Cage (available in 4.0", parvus Offers Superior Shock And Vibration Isolators For Embedded 6.0", 8.0" and 12.0" lengths) and placed within one of several parvus enclosures, including its 5"x 5" Extruded Aluminum Enclosure, ARINC 404A 3/4 ATR (Air Transport Rack) chassis, and Quarter Turn Dzus Rail Mount Enclosure. Packaging PC/104 systems in such a configuration can provide a NEMA 4x environmental protection together with significant shock/vibration tolerance.

parvus Corporation is a leading manufacturer and systems integrator of modular embedded computer boards, enclosures, displays and systems based on the PC/104 circuit board standard. Its rugged, embedded PC products offer commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions ideal for avionics, military, medical, industrial, and transportation OEMs. For more information, visit or call 801-483-1533.

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