VersaLogic Introduces Gecko GX-500 SBC with EPIC Form Factor

9/20/2004 - VersaLogic Corp. announced a new EPIC form factor product, the Gecko. The new EPIC open standard (released earlier this year as a collaborative effort by VersaLogic Corp., Micro/sys, Ampro Computers, Octagon Systems, and WinSystems) provides a platform on which to build the next-generation of feature-rich embedded systems. VersaLogic's Gecko product is targeted for use in OEM applications for medical, homeland security, semiconductor and industrial control industries.

The Gecko offers exceptional balance of size, performance and power consumption to OEM designers. Mid-way in size between EBX and PC/104, VersaLogic's new the EPIC board format is exceptionally rugged and compact while providing high performance and a wide variety of integrated features. Featuring the GX-500, a new low-power processor from AMD, the single board computer typically consumes only 5 watts under normal operating conditions. It does not require a CPU fan for operation.

Features of this exceptional board include up to 512 MB RAM, AGP video with flat panel support, analog and digital I/O, IDE interface, compact flash socket, 10/100 Ethernet, USB, audio, LPT and COM ports. The EPIC form factor offers the advantages of support for advancing technologies and PC-style I/O connectors in addition to standard embedded computer features such as PC/104-Plus expansion, compact size and an industry-supported form factor. “We designed the EPIC-2 because the next generation of devices using embedded PCs can benefit from this low power, mid-sized platform.” Explains Gary Harris, VersaLogic VP of Engineering.

The Gecko will be available from stock in Q4 of 2004, following it's unveiling at the September Embedded Systems Conference in Boston. Pricing will start at under $650 in OEM quantities. For additional information contact VersaLogic Corp. at (541) 485-8575 or, or visit their on-line catalog at

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

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