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1 GHz PC/104 SBC Supports Networking and Communications.

Dual Ethernet, four USB and four Serial I/O plus PC/104 and Mini PCI expansion

BOSTON -- A PC/104-compatible 1GHz single board computer (SBC) dubbed the PCM-VDX-2-512 was introduced today by WinSystems. Designed for headless space- and power-limited systems in medical, communications, security, transportation, utilities, Mil/COTS, and industrial test/measurement applications, it has two Ethernet, four USB 2.0, and four asynchronous serial channels plus connectors for both PC/104 and Mini PCI I/O cards. It measures 90mm x 96mm (3.6" x 3.8"), draws 5.5W, and will operate from -40xC to +85xC without a fan.

The PCM-VDX-2-512 is based on DM&P's Vortex86DX processor and is populated with 512MB of soldered-on DDR2 SRAM plus 1MB SRAM. Its x86 architecture runs Linux, DOS, and other x86 operating systems. This SBC is supplied with downloadable drivers which are available from WinSystems' website.

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) suppressors rated to O15kV are included on the USB, Ethernet, and serial data ports for additional protection and will withstand multiple ESD strikes. Additionally, the USB ports have in-rush and over-current protection. All four independent, full-duplex serial channels support RS-232/422/485 levels and operate at data rates up to 115.2 Kbps.

The PCM-VDX-2-512's PATA controller supports a CompactFlash card and an IDE drive. Other onboard peripherals include 16-lines of digital I/O, PS/2 keyboard and mouse controllers, LPT interface, real time clock, watchdog timer, activity LEDs, and a piezo speaker for BIOS status beep codes. Mini PCI and PC/104 connectors support expansion I/O cards for wireless networks, video, etc. With this diverse range of functions, many applications will not require any additional I/O cards.

WinSystems can customize this SBC for OEM applications either by depopulating certain features or by adding soldered-on flash memory, a CF card retention clip, and/or a Mini PCI video card. The processor speed and amount of SDRAM can be reduced to lower the price and power consumption as well.


The PCM-VDX-2G-512 in OEM quantities is $342. Delivery is from stock to three weeks. WinSystems' offers a 30-day product evaluation program. For sales information, list WinSystems Applications Engineering Group at 715 Stadium Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011, Ph: (817) 274-7553, FAX (817) 548-1358, e-mail

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