4/5/2004 - VersaLogic Corp. announced the release of their new EBX single board computer, the Cobra. Taking advantage of the latest technology ported from the laptop computer industry, the Cobra delivers performance and features not found on other EBX-size single board computers. The Cobra uses a 1.6 GHz Pentium M processor that offers more performance per watt then previous Pentium CPUs. It also features a large 1 MB level 2 cache. The result is very high performance processing, without increased power supply or cooling requirements. The board also includes Intel's 855GM chipset with Extreme Graphics 2 video controller. It allows exceptionally fast rendering of standard images, 3-D images, and animation.
Other Cobra features include 2 GB DDR (Double Data Rate) RAM capacity, dual Gigabit Ethernet channels, LVDS flat panel support, and integrated audio. Additional on-board I/O includes four USB 2.0 ports, 32 channels of digital I/O, 8 analog inputs (optional), RS-232 and RS-422 COM ports, and standard PC ports (LPT, IDE, keyboard and mouse). A CompactFlash socket supports removable, non-mechanical storage devices for high-reliability applications. Transient voltage suppressors on the user I/O lines (USB, Ethernet, COM, etc) help protect the board from ESD damage. The CPU temperature sensor can be used to control secondary cooling devices in hostile environments. The Cobra single board computer is compatible with EBX standards and includes a PC/104-Plus expansion site for additional expandability.
The Cobra is intended for applications that require high-end embedded computing power and display technology combined with durability and an extended product lifespan. It is targeted for OEM applications including kiosks, gaming systems, vending units, and high-end security devices.
"This is an incredible board for high-end embedded applications," noted VersaLogic's President, Len Crane. "The combination of extreme CPU and video performance, and lowered power requirements, is just what these users need. The Pentium M processor is a real step ahead for demanding embedded applications."
The Cobra is currently available from stock. Pricing is about $1890 (depending on configuration) in OEM quantities. For additional information contact VersaLogic Corp. at (541) 485-8575, info@VersaLogic.com or visit their on-line catalog at www.VersaLogic.com.
About VersaLogic Corporation
A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded applications. Product lines include PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EBX, and STD 32 Bus. Their 5-year product availability guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. An industry-wide survey recently rated the company a “Platinum” level embedded board vendor for the second year (2002 and 2003 VDC studies). For more information, visit the web site at www.VersaLogic.com.
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