Arcom Commits to Producing SBC-GX1 Embedded PC Through 2010

4/20/2004 - Arcom is making a commitment on the long term supply of their fan-less 300MHz SBC-GX1 embedded PC, successfully sold to many OEM machine and instrumentation builders. The SBC-GX1 is an EBX format (5.75” x 8”) single board computer powered by the popular 300MHz AMD GeodeTM GX1 processor and targeted at fan-less systems. The board offers graphics accelerated CRT and TFT flat panel support, 10/100baseTx Ethernet, four serial ports (RS-232/RS-422/RS-485), digital I/O and expansion via a PCI slot, CompactFlash socket and the industry standard PC/104 bus.

The SBC-GX1 was introduced in 2001 and is now fully supported by Arcom for all the leading embedded operating systems, including Windows CE .NET, XP Embedded, embedded Linux, QNX Neutrino, VxWorks 5.4 and 5.5, as well as Datalight’s ROM-DOS.

In September 2003, the entire Geode GX1 product range was transferred from National Semiconductor to AMD. Based on the commitments made by AMD and market demand, Arcom expects to maintain production of the SBC-GX1 until at least 2010. Given the rapid progress of most embedded PC solutions (driven largely by the markets for desktop computers and set-top-box infotainment devices), the long term availability of the SBC-GX1 offers a real benefit to the industrial OEM market.

Arcom supports the SBC-GX1 with a CE/UL approved industrial compact enclosure (ICE) and a simple add-on module (DC1) to drive low cost D-STN flat panel displays directly from the TFT output signals.

About Arcom (
Arcom, a Spectris company (LSE: SXS.L), is a leading supplier of embedded computer and communications technology to industry. Founded in 1982, Arcom has developed a broad range of standard embedded hardware and software solutions for control, data acquisition and data delivery systems. From its design centers in Kansas City and Cambridge England, Arcom is also able to offer Design Services to meet the needs of high volume OEM and specialized customer requirements.

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