Parvus Debuts Xpand104 PC Card Controller Module for Embedded Computers

5/20/2004 - Parvus® Corp. announced the addition of a low-cost, single-slot PCMCIA (PC CardTM) adapter to its Xpand104TM line of modular PC/104 PCMCIA controller boards. A simple-to-use expansion card for adding Type I, II or III PC Card functionality (I/O or Memory) to an embedded computer, this new board integrates an XT/AT PC Card slot together with an Intel® PCMCIA to ISA bus controller fully compatible with PCMCIA V2.1 and JEIDA V4.1 standards.

Optimized for embedded applications where reduced form factor, modularity, field upgradeability, and low-power consumption are important design considerations, the Xpand104 single-slot PCMCIA adapter requires only a single +5V power supply for operation and is available in both standard (0C to +70C) and extended temperature (-40C to +85C) versions. A variety of PC Card functionality can be utilized with this product, including wireless communication, Flash/SRAM memory, global positioning (GPS), Ethernet, cellular/landline modem, parallel port, serial port, a/d conversion, video capture, and a host of other commercially available solutions.

The Xpand104 incorporates fully buffered PCMCIA signals for hot insertion/removal and features low power consumption, suspend mode, programmable memory and I/O windows, as well as jumperless IRQ steering from PC Card to system. Compatible with the Intel® 82365SL- register set, this product has driver support built into most operating systems with PCMCIA device drivers (i.e. Windows®, Linux®).

This product is currently is stock and priced at $94/each in volume orders of 100+ units.

For users that require more than one PC Card slot with sockets oriented in either a right-loading, left-loading or top-loading format, Parvus also offers its Xpand104 dual-slot PC/104 PCMCIA adapters, as well as True-IDE ATA hard drive adapters.

Parvus Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer and systems integrator of modular computer boards, enclosures, displays and embedded systems based on the PC/104 computer standard. Parvus offers rugged, Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) computing solutions ideal for avionics, military, medical, industrial, and transportation OEMs. For more information, visit or call 801.483.1533.

Parvus is a registered trademark of Parvus Corporation. PC Card and Intel are trademarks of PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) and Intel, respectively.

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