Advantech Rolls Out Smallest PCI-104 Pentium M Embedded Platform

4/8/2005 - Advantech Co. Ltd., the leading embedded ePlatform provider releases its smallest PCI-104 Pentium® M embedded platform yet. PCM-3380 gives developers the opportunity to design small yet powerful solutions that combine the fast data throughput of PCI-104 with the low power fanless features of the Pentium M processor. PCI-104 enables faster data transfer compared to traditional ISA-based PC/104 modules, all in a small rugged form factor. PCM-3380 is designed with multiple I/O options that make it ideal for medical, military, transportation, and emergency services applications.

The introduction of the smallest PCI-104 Pentium M platform on the market makes it easier to develop advanced applications that require flexible I/O capability and power management. PCM-3380 provides as many features as boards twice the size with support for six high speed USB 2.0 and dual CRT/LVDS displays, making it practical to replace older, larger form factor boards. Low power fanless Pentium M processors are available from 1.1Ghz to 1.6Ghz and the Celeron M processor from 600Mhz. Both processors perfectly complement the Intel® 855GME (Centrino) chipset with integrated graphics and power saving features. Additional I/O includes 2 x COM ports and LAN. PCI-104's smart stacking design allows great versatility for expansion through integration into other form factors or by addition of extra modules such as Advantech's PCM-3620 with IEEE1394 & USB, PCM-3621 SATA, PCM-3116 miniPCI, and PCM-3115 2-slot PCMCIA modules. Applications include military command and control systems, medical MRI scanning and diagnostics, police in-vehicle video recording, and modern transportation systems which require high resistance to vibration.

PC/104 modules provide simple feature expansion that makes them ideal for embedded applications. A variety of PC/104 CPU and peripheral modules are available to meet the customer's particular requirements. These include PCMCIA, Ethernet, GPS, digital I/O, audio and video, and multiple COM port modules. PCM-3380 is powerful, flexible and versatile; it represents the smallest PCI-104 Pentium M solution on the embedded market today, and is available from the end of April 2005.

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Advantech in Brief
Advantech Co., Ltd. (Taidex: 2395) is the global leading ePlatform service provider integrating web-based technology, computing platforms and customization services that empower the connected eWorld. Advantech cooperates closely with system integrators to help them add value to their solutions to meet demanding requirements in a wide array of industries. Advantech delivers more than a thousand products and solutions under 3 main categories: Embedded & Applied Computing, Network & Industrial Computing, and eAutomation. With the combined talent of more than 2,000 people, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 28 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers.

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