Platform Environments Low Cost TGA-100 Graphics Accelerator

8/9/2004 - Themis Computer announced a low cost TGA-100TM Graphics Adapter. Offered in a PMC form factor, the TGA-100 is based upon the Sun Microsystems XVR-100 graphics technologies and operates with Themis' USPIIIiTM VMEbus computer, USPIIe-GbTM and USPIIe-USBTM single-board-computers.

Themis' TGA-100 graphics accelerator uses the ATI Radeon 7000 chipset, which accesses 32 MB of local DDR SDRAM frame buffer memory. The TGA-100 graphics board is a single half-length PMC card compliant with PCI version 2.1. The on-board ASIC provides the host bus (33 MHz or 66 MHz) PCI interface for the graphics board and its graphics engine. The board requires only 6 watts of power.

The TGA-100 adaptor provides SolarisTM and Linux® users high screen resolutions, up to 1920 x 1200, and a color palette with up to 16.7 million colors. Themis' new TGA-100 boards are designed for use with analog CRT, flat panel and 3-wire Sync-On-Green analog monitors. A DVI connector provides support for PanelLink compatible displays.

"We're focused on designing and building reliable, high performance computing solutions for our customers mission-critical applications," stated William E. Kehret, president of Themis Computer. "Our TGA-100 graphics adapter is an affordable, 24-bit, 2-D graphics solution that lowers the total cost of computing while also providing good value. Our TGA-100 series of graphics adapters extends the display application range of our customers investments in Solaris applications."

The TGA-100 includes HD-15 and DVI-I video connectors that provide users with both digital and analog video outputs as well the ability to drive two displays at up to 1920x1200 resolution. Because Themis TGA-100 graphics accelerator supports the Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 Operating Environments, user software investments are protected. Providing native Solaris support and Sun XVR-100 compatibility in a PMC form factor, the TGA-100 is an ideal replacement for other PMC graphics boards.

The TGA-100 graphics accelerator features include:

TGA-100 specifications include:

Themis Computer's Environmentally Robust Servers and Single-Board Computers
Themis Computer is a leading provider of embedded computers for mission critical applications. Themis offers a broad range of compact, multi-vendor servers, including Intel® and Sun Microsystems-based dual and four-way SMP platforms, featuring rugged construction, high performance, superior scalability and ease of maintenance.

Themis provides a broad range of high performance VME and Compact PCI single board computers and graphics controllers for the embedded market. Themis' family of VMEbus embedded computing products comprises the new USPIIIiTM, the new USPIIe-GbTM with Gigabit interface (dual 10/100/1000 ports on the front panel), the USPIIe-USBTM, the USPIIe-cPCITM, the TGA3D+TM and TGA-100TM PMC graphics mezzanine card. Themis' single board computers have been performance tested to MIL-S-901D, Class A standards, with equipment shock loads of 40 G's.

Themis' high performance servers, single-board computers and graphics controllers are now being integrated into advanced communications and defense systems, worldwide. The Themis Computer family of COTS VME-based boards and systems products provide increased processing power and system reliability to demanding application environments, while achieving a net reduction in total cost of ownership.

TGA-100 Pricing and Availability
The Themis Computer TGA-100 Graphics Adapters start at $995.00 (single quantity) and they are available for immediate shipment.

About Themis Computer
Themis Computer is a leading developer and supplier of high performance VME and Compact PCI single-board computers, as well as systems based on ruggedized COTS motherboards and systems, for mission-critical telecommunications, military/aerospace, and industrial embedded applications. Themis provides open standards-based embedded computing platforms that support the SolarisTM, Linux®, and Windows® NT operating systems. Themis' products incorporate features designed to ensure high reliability and availability while reducing the risks of failure caused by environmental extremes. An ISO 9001 certified company, Themis Computer practices Total Quality Management (TQM) in all areas of its business, from engineering and manufacturing to customer service. Themis Computer is headquartered in Fremont, California and offers worldwide service and support. For more information please visit or email:

Themis, the Themis logo, USPIIIi, USPIIe-Gb, USPIIe-USB, TGA3D+, and TGA-100 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Themis Computer. Sun, Sun Microsystems, and Solaris are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. OpenGL is a registered trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries worldwide.

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